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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13 June 2018 - You often come across them, see them waiting in front of the traffic lights. The riders have arrived at the last step of the work ladder. They are the bellboys hired by the gig economy platforms. In Italy, the Debenedetti...

The COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably slowed the development of platform economy. Platform giants, including Airbnb and Uber, have announced massive job cuts due to the plummeted demand during the pandemic. It has led to the concern...

As an integral part of the emerging sharing economy, ridesourcing refers to transportation services that connect community drivers with passengers via mobile devices and applications. The spectacular growth of ridesourcing has sparked a...

This research investigates some cases of cooperative platforms in the field of worker-owned cooperation and consumer cooperation and explores the effects of the merger of platform technology with cooperation. The research focuses on the...

Machinery and technology have always been a major driving force for growth, and in many countries advancements have resulted in a workforce well able to exploit the power of machines and computers to create prosperity for the Danish...

The Genral Union of Workers (UGT) denounced Amazon’s way of distributing its packages through autonomous delivery drivers who used their own vehicles for their Amazon flex service. The labour inspector has now registered 4,000 people...

This paper focuses on the right to collective bargaining of self-employed workers vis-à-vis antitrust law under a European and International perspective. It argues that the current approach of the Court of Justice of the EU and the...

Taxi platform Bolt plans to introduce food delivery services in addition to its transport services in Slovakia, without specifying the exact launch date. It has published new job offers for couriers and sales managers. It also plans to...

Uber lost a crucial case in the UK Supreme Court on 19 February 2021, when judges ruled it had wrongly classified its drivers as self-employed. Platform companies have lost similar legal battles in California, France, Spain, and the...

The article deals with thre main challenges to labour law referring specifically to the German experience. The world-wide market induced enterprises to relocate their production and to reduce labour costs at home. In Germany, a quite...