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 report presents the final findings from research carried out between March 2018 and December 2019 according to the objectives of the ‘new employment forms and challenges to industrial relations - NEWEFIN’. The report focuses on the...

This report presents and analyses the legal and societal context related to the rise of new forms of employment in Germany, focusing on changes in regulation from 2007 to the present and on the consequences for social partners and...

This country report on Belgium will try to answer several research questions put forward in the research project New Employment Forms and Challenges to Industrial Relations (NEWEFIN). In the period November 2018 to January 2019, a total...

The recent surge of digital labour platforms has led to new forms of work organisation and tasks distribution across the workforce. This has raised several questions about the functioning and the benefits deriving from the...

The new report ‘Collaborative Platforms, Labour and Social Protection’, released by the Office of the Inspector General for Social Affairs in France (IGAS), is written by Mr. Nicolas Amar, inspector, and Mr. Louis-Charles Viossat,...

Platform work is becoming popular as it seems to provide more freedom and autonomy. However, the excessive surveillance through algorithmic controls, combined with reduced bargaining power, effectively undermines the freedom the firms...

This paper has been prepared for the Peer Review on ‘Platform Work’ within the framework of the Mutual Learning Programme. It provides a comparative assessment of the policy example of the host country (Germany) and the situation in...

Over the past years a rise in platform work has been observed in Germany and other countries. This new work form creates new job opportunities and thus may also contribute to economic growth and prosperity. At the same time, concerns...

New and emerging work relationships arising in the platform  economy do not fit easily into the existing legal definitions of 'employee' and 'independent contractor' status. The distinction is important because employees qualify for a...

Crowdsourcing has emerged as new pattern of digitally mediated collaboration. It refers to the outsourcing of certain tasks to an undefined mass of people through an open call. In a crowdsourcing model is always the role of the client;...