Welcome to the ECA
Be part of the community in Europe working towards the world we want to see, through coworking
This is the European
Independent coworking, taken as a whole, has the largest and most powerful network in Europe, and we are a part of a growing and changing entrepreneurial ecosystem. We want to leverage this network for good.
We do this by using technology to organize and support projects, by forming partnerships and alliances, by participating in coalitions and projects supported by EU, National, regional, or local funding where our expertise is valued, by supporting and arranging communication about Coworking in the media and other channels, and by exploring the best business forms and practices by which we can achieve our common goals.
The Assembly has a European identity in the broadest sense of the word based on the five values of coworking: community, openness, sustainability, collaboration and accessibility.
Our network consists of people from all over Europe creating a community of people in the coworking movement working together as one on the things that matter.
Who is the ECA
How do we support our projects
We connect coworking with the ecosystem in which it finds itself: the growing entrepreneurial landscape that is Europe.
We are coworkers, coworking spaces, federations and alliances, and others dedicated to the values baked into the DNA of Coworking: Openness, Community, Collaboration, Accessibility, and Sustainability.
But stating our values is not enough, it is also necessary to act
We believe that governance participation is what being a member should mean. Otherwise you’re just a consumer in a fanclub.
We maintain that if you had time and resources to do it yourself, you would already have done it.
Together we can do it, and only together.
In associations and organisations, information and relationships are increasingly commodified.
The power of network sociality – directories of members and getting to show a logo on your website – are interesting, but coworking is maturing and those directories are becoming the prize in a competition of clubs.