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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The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is also leaving its mark on apartment rental companies via the online platform Airbnb. According to data available to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, Airbnb sales have plummeted across...

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way of working. People have travelled less for work since stricter COVID-19 measures are imposed. However, the government’s appeal to keep people working from home as much as possible turns out to...

This is an interview with Karolien Lenaerts, an economist currently working on a European research project about the working conditions and social protection of platform workers. The ambiguous definition of platform economy, the...

Delivery platforms have started to register delivery drivers as employees with social security who were previously registered as self-employed. Labour inspectors were asked to review thousands of labour relations in October and found...

This text is about food-delivery in a digitalized world of paid work. The majority of meal delivery is carried out offline: the customer calls a particular restaurant, places an order and the restaurant delivers the meal to the customer...

Crowd work is a new form of work that is organised through online platforms, which is now becoming increasingly prevalent in Austria. The biggest problems facing crowd workers are: low remuneration, uncertain employment status leading...

Just Eat has announced the launch of an aid support package to bars and restaurants in Asturias, Castilla y León, Galicia, Murcia and the Basque Country during the mandatory closure due to COVID-19. The beneficiaries of the aid will be...

On 7 April 2018, the Employment Tribunal of Turin rejected a claim from six riders of the food delivery platform Foodora who asked to be reclassified as employees. the riders argued that they had been disconnected from the platform as a...

On 1 March 2017, the Court of Turin declared that Uber's 'Uberpop' service, which matches demand for car rides with provision by owners of private cars, violated competition law. The ruling took into account the precautionary measures...

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...