Marco Torregrossa

Solopreneur in Brussels, Belgium

Marco Torregrossa

Solopreneur in Brussels, Belgium

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I'm Managing Director at Euro Freelancers, a curated marketplace for consulting and legal services on-demand in areas related to EU policy and EU funding.

I'm Secretary General at the European Forum of Independent Professionals, a European association advocating for policy, business and society to become more conducive to the self-employed way of working.

I'm the Coordinator of European Freelancers Week, the world’s largest annual campaign celebrating independent work and helping millions of Europeans discover the Freelance Economy.

I've been named by PR News the most creative practitioner in public affairs in 2014 and by the Eurasia Foundation global leader in 2013.

I'm a former policy officer in the EU Commission and a lawyer by training, specialised in new forms of collaborative self-employment, cooperative solo-entrepreneurship, digital work on platforms and the impacts of flexible labor regulations on the future of work.

For the past 12 years, I’ve been leading government relations and advocacy efforts, advising policymakers on the issues that one-person businesses and their ecosystem face. In doing so, I am relentlessly building bridges between collaborative consumption and collaborative creation movements as a conduit to nurture skills, work and new forms of wealth.

I have a great passion for how freelancers in the gig economy and blockchain decentralised networks can enable and disrupt markets and regulations. I serve on 2 EU expert groups, wrote over 250 blog posts, been quoted in major publications and I am a frequent public speaker on the subject (including TEDxMoscow 2013 and TEDxLeuven 2014), always thriving to be in the intersections of policy and business.

As of 1st December 2016, I am e-Resident of Estonia.

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  • Work
    • Euro Freelancers
  • Education
    • University of Westminster