Organize an #EFWeek event

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What do I need to get started?

A group of people willing to learn, share, explore, interact

This can be your students, co-workers, colleagues, clients, friends, or a specific group you want to help. It’s not a competition and you don’t have to break any attendance records, two is a group already!

One or more coaches, leaders, or facilitators

The number depends on the type and size of the event. The most important thing is to have a passion for sharing knowledge and supporting each other, and to make sure everyone has what they need to keep things running smoothly.

A place to be at

Classrooms, libraries, coworking spaces, conference rooms and various public spaces can all make a great event venue with some preparation.

How to organize an event?

Pick a format

This will help you decide what you will do and how. There's a list of formats below.

Pick a topic

It can be very general ("Tips to improve your freelance career") or specific ("How to deal with taxes and social security"). It can be skills-focused ("Learn how to use X") or simply a meet-up ("Get to know other freelancers").

Find a venue

Ask your local coworking space to host. If you can't find a location, contact us and we'll try to help.

Invite participants

Ask someone to moderate the event. Invite a speaker (perhaps from a freelancers' association). Or keep it casual without a formal agenda.

Promote it

Create a Facebook event and invite your network. Put up a poster in your coworking space. Share it on your social media and other channels (Slack, ,Whatsapp, Messenger…). And of course, submit it to www.freelancersweek.org so we can add it to our map.

>> Here is the EFW2018 press kit, which you can also use >>

Make it fun

Provide some drinks, or ask participants to bring their own. Put on some music to create some atmosphere. Use a projector to show slides (we'll provide you with some). Greet each participant and introduce them to someone else.

Document it

Take photos or videos and share them widely! Use the hashtag #EFWeek. You can also @ mention us on our various channels: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @FreelancersEU

Thank you for co-creating European Freelancers Week!