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.

Digitalisation is driving rapid changes in the labour market influencing the nature, quality and productivity of work. European leaders face the challenge of making use of these de-velopments to foster economic growth and employment -...

As part of the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation on access to social protection for workers and the self-employed. Following the proposal...

Gig work apps’ food delivery drivers have become a familiar sight in many European cities. However, there is also a completely digital version of platform-mediated non-standard work. In online gig work, self-employed workers complete...

Online labour platforms matching labour supply and demand are profoundly modifying the world of work. Businesses use them to outsource tasks to a world-wide pool of workers; while workers can access work opportunities transcending...

More and more high-skilled professionals participate in contests on online platforms to offer their services. Increased flexibility, the development of their portfolio and access to new clients were often mentioned as reasons to engage...

This report provides a snapshot of the policy actions being taken by OECD, EU and G20 countries in response to growing diversity in forms of employment, with the aim of encouraging peer learning where countries are facing similar issues...

Public passenger transport (T3P) includes taxis, chauffeur-driven cars and motor-taxis. In the wake of technological, organizational and legislative developments, this sector has been profoundly disrupted over the last ten years. The...

This landmark report by the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work examines how to achieve a better future of work for all at a time of unprecedented change and exceptional challenges in the world of work.

Co-chaired by...

The web can be potentially used as a mean of ‘self-representation’, which  makes it increasingly difficult for traditional trade unions to represent workers’ interests. For a long time now, trade unions have been looking for strategies...

The digitalisation of the world of work poses social and labour related challengesto the Member States of the European Union (EU). Above all, the service industry is affected: various internet platforms such as Clickworker, Taskrabbit...

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