Freelancers and independent professionals are a growing and vital part of the European workforce and economy. Politicians at all levels of government need to understand and address this important demographic. Ahead of the 2014 European Parliament elections, we, the freelancers of Europe, call on government and businesses to:
Give us official status at all levels of government and bureaucracy. Realize that we’re not the same as small and medium enterprises or other activity categories. Remember us when you create policy that affects us.
Give us access!
Make sure freelancers can access all government services, bid for official contracts, access training programs and qualify for funding.
Include us in all official statistics, and study our demographic better. Don’t put us together with other small business categories.
Give us a voice!
Talk to our representative organizations, give us a seat at the table and appoint an EU freelancers’ envoy to champion our concerns.
Treat us fairly!
Pay us on time. Write contracts that treat us ethically.
Follow this link to sign up the petition: http://www.freelancers-europe.org.
Together we can make a difference! Freelancers deserve better work, health and pension conditions!