Marco Torregrossa

Managing director at Euro Freelancers, a synergic network of independent EU affairs professionals and investors specialised in sustainability, collaborative innovation and crowd-sourcing solutions.

Secretary general at the European Forum of Independent Professionals.

Named by PR News the most creative practitioner in EU affairs in 2013 and by the Eurasia Foundation global leader in 2010.

Policy and legal advisor specialised in sustainable consumption and production and the impact of self-employment regulations on business and society. Relentlessly building bridges between collaborative consumption and collaborative creation movements as a conduit to nurture skills, work, new forms of wealth and a resource efficient society.

Worked for the past years on multistakeholder approaches along various value chains with industry, financial community, governments and civil society to instigate cross-sectoral collaboration and joint initiatives to align business, capital, markets and society more closely with the sustainability agenda.

Chair of several advisory boards and facilitator of numerous platforms, contributing to create strategic alliances, advocate policy change and build capacity of community leaders to scale innovations into various markets.

Great passion for how freelancers in the sharing economy and peer-to-peer networks can enable and disrupt markets and regulations. I wrote over 250 blog posts and I am a frequent public speaker on the subject (incl: TEDx Moscow 2013 and TEDx Leuven 2014), thriving to be on the edge of policy and business.