Yvon Jadoul is the General Secretary of the European Smart Cooperative. After a career of nearly 10 years in ministerial offices in Belgium as a public policy advisor in various fields (employment, economy, and housing), he joined Smart in 2018 as political advisor to the CEO, Sandrino Graceffa. His role has quickly evolved and today he manages a team that implements functions related to political lobbying, communication, international development and the animation of the company’s cooperative life. Smart is a European cooperative of self-employed workers (who can also be called ‘freelancers’) from all backgrounds and offers a set of shared services (legal, financial, administrative, training, economic support, shared workspaces), enabling them to develop their professional activities in complete autonomy. The status of entrepreneur-employee within the Smart shared structure makes it possible to reconcile social protection with a true entrepreneurial dynamic.