Platform economy database

Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on publications, articles, court cases, initiatives and other outputs related to platform work, or those forms of work that are organised and mediated through online platforms (websites and apps). This resource provides metadata for each entry, such as the name of the author, year of publication, whether it concerns an open access or subscription-based material, a brief description of the content and where available a web link to a source from which eligible users may access content.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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This study provides an overview of the challenges faced by platform workers and details the variety of policy responses in EU countries. Platform work is understood as all labour provided through, on, or mediated by online platforms in...

In Uber BV and others v Aslam and others [2018] IRLR 97 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that Uber drivers are 'workers' for the purposes of statutory employment rights. In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal was...

On 25 May 2015, the Court of Milan approved an interim injunction against Uber's 'UberPop' service, which matches demand for car rides with providers owning private cars. This was in favour of various Taxi Drivers Associations who had...

On 26 May 2017, the Court of Rome overturned its earlier decision to ban UberBlack nationwide. This followed a decision of Parliament with the Lanzillotta amendment, to suspend provisions in national law governing the taxi and rental...

The Tribunal judges that the claimant (Ms. M. Dewhurst) was a worker of Cityspring and that it unlawfully failed to pay her for two days' holiday.

Labour  law  and  services  provided  via  onlineplatforms  or  digital apps, platform  work,  appear  to be  an  ill-matched couple as the business model  of  the  platforms  often  relies  on  the  worker  not  being  an employee,  ...

The ‘gig economy’ has emerged rapidly as a form of service delivery that challenges existing business models, labour-management practices, and regulations. The ways in which platform companies transact with workers, in particular, has...

This report presents a preliminary knowledge status about implications of the sharing economy for labour markets and employment relations in the Nordic countries. It also reviews how the Nordic countries and their social partners...

The demand for on-demand work is growing in line with it becoming more common to mediate services through digital platforms. For some it may be an opportunity to generate income quickly and in an uncomplicated way and to quickly build...

These data are from an innovative survey carried out fourteen times across thirteen European countries (with the United Kingdom being surveyed twice - in 2016 and 2019), revealing, for the first time, the extent and characteristics of...

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