Marco Torregrossa

Workforce and Labour Markets Advisor in Brussels, Belgium

Marco Torregrossa

Workforce and Labour Markets Advisor in Brussels, Belgium

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I help organisations prepare for how work will be delivered in the future and build better workplaces. I write, speak, consult and evangelise about the freelance revolution – thriving at the intersections of policy, HR and technology.

I'm CEO at Euro Freelancers, a fundraising marketplace and investment firm in technologies enabling network effects, and Board Member at the European Sharing Economy Coalition, having led public affairs for Uber, Airbnb, Tinder and Etsy.

Previously I’ve been Secretary General at the European Forum of Independent Professionals, an association advocating for policy, business and society to become more conducive to the self-employed way of working. I've also been Coordinator of European Freelancers Week, the world’s largest annual campaign celebrating independent work and helping millions of Europeans discover the Freelance Economy.

I'm a former EU Commission policy officer and an employment lawyer by training, specialised in solo-entrepreneurship, management of distributed workforce, digital work on platforms and the impacts of flexible labor regulations on the future of work.

For the past 15 years, I’ve been leading government relations and advocacy efforts, advising policymakers on the issues that one-person businesses and their ecosystem face. The focus is on better understanding what megatrends are impacting work, and what public policy approaches can help workers and businesses adjust and succeed in this evolving environment.

I advise large and small companies on how to rethink the way they staff their projects and flexibilise their workforce. Through masterclasses I train organisations to build, scale and monetise their own digital marketplaces. I have designed and teach Europe’s first master level course on Platform Strategies for Business in the Digital Age at XAMK university in Finland.

I serve on the Digital Transformation of Industries WEF initiative, wrote 250+ articles, was quoted in major publications and frequently keynote (including TEDxMoscow 2016 and TEDxLeuven 2014).

I've been named by PR News the most creative practitioner in public affairs in 2016, by the Eurasia Foundation global leader in 2015, and I co-host Legal Hackers in Brussels.

I’ve served in the United Nations Peacekeeping Program as Blue Helmet (civilian personnel) for the Office of Mission Support in Eritrea and I'm a certified first aider with the Italian Red Cross.

I am e-Resident of Estonia, occasionally playing around being a digital nomad.

  • Work
    • Euro Freelancers
  • Education
    • University of Westminster, London