This Week In Coworking: #36, 2020

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This week we share summaries on a continent-wide freelancer week, mergers, childcare challenges, rural coworking and more.

πŸŽ‰ 5th European Freelancer Week dates announced.

The European Coworking Assembly have officially announced that this year’s (and the 5th annual) European Freelancers Week will take place between October 16th and 25th.

Coworking spaces across the continent are once again invited to join in and get involved with supporting local freelancers and movements by hosting or enabling freelancer-focussed events during EFWeek 2020.

πŸ‘‰ Learn more about EFWeek 2020 here.

🀩 Nomad City + 4 coworking spaces merge into repeople, eying ecosystems globally.

repeople’s mission is to drive socio-economic transformation globally. They have started by designing and building an ecosystem in the Canary Islands as a living lab that can help drive positive change worldwide.

πŸ‘‰ Read more about this here.

πŸ€— Coworking + Childcare in Lexington, South Carolina.

This week we caught up with Kiri Rawson from CoCreate Lexington about what they’re doing to help tackle childcare challenges in their country.

πŸ‘‰ Read more about this here.

πŸ—Ί Report shares insights from 7 rural coworking spaces.

7 Rural Innovation Network community leaders were interviewed to learn how they’ve been making it work and their insights were compiled into a free report by CORI.

πŸ‘‰ Read more about this here.

😲 Pinterest pays $89.5M to terminate lease early.

“As we analyze how our workplace will change in a post-COVID world, we are specifically rethinking where future employees could be based,” saidΒ Todd Morgenfeld (Pinterest Chief Financial Officer) going on to say that “a more distributed workforce will give us the opportunity to hire people from a wider range of backgrounds and experiences.”

πŸ‘‰ Read more about this here.

πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ Meet your Local Ambassadors

Since 2015 has helped communities build and manage their member perks programs. Along the way we’ve been supported by a lot of amazing people.

Some of these superheroes have accepted the challenge of helping us directly support more local economies as included Ambassadors. 

πŸ‘‰ Meet your first crew of ambassadors over here.

We invite you to connect with them on social media (they’re good people) and definitely share any local news, concerns and perk requests with them; they’re here to support local ecosystems.

Interested in becoming a local included ambassador, we’d love to hear from you.

πŸ“† Coworking Events announced this week.Β 

The Lab (the coworking marketing club) is holding a free ‘ask me anything’ session before a 25 minute worksprint on Sept 9th.Β Β πŸ‘‰ RSVP here.

The next Coworking Convo is on 25th September and the topic being discussed is educating local communities about coworking.Β Β πŸ‘‰ RSVP here.

GCUC Masterminds announced for 6, 13, 20 and 27th of October.Β πŸ‘‰ RSVP here.

πŸŽ™ Coworking Podcasts this week.

Elina Jutelyte chats about freelancer networks, and digital event strategies.  🎧 Listen to this.

Jamie Russo talks about hiring top community manager talent to run your coworking space.  🎧 Listen to this.

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