Dutch employees in Europe are the least open to freelancing or self-employed. This is determined by the payroll processor ADP based on research in eight European countries. Nearly six in ten (59 percent) Dutch say they are not interested in freelancing or self-employed, where on average about half of people in Europe are concerned. Employees in Italy (32 percent), the United Kingdom and Poland (both 38 percent) are a lot more positive about it. Across the board, according to ADP, it is striking that the popularity of working independently throughout Europe has suffered a considerable dent. Only 15 percent of European employees are actively considering becoming freelancers or self-employed. Two years ago this was just over a quarter of the employees. Freelancing seemed to be on the rise, but now many people feel the need for stability. “In some sectors, freelancing has not always been a voluntary choice as a result of the crisis,” explains General Manager Martijn Brand of ADP Nederland. A total of more than 10,000 people were interviewed for the study, including 1,400 Dutch people.