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 emergence of labour platforms has sparked debates on the level of wage and working conditions on the platforms and the lack of employer status. This report examines the possibilities and challenges for the Danish industrial...

According to the collective agreement between the Danish platform Hilfr.dk and 3F trade union, a new category of worker would be introduced within the company with employment status, in parallel with the existing freelance arrangements...

Platform work is a new umbrella concept which covers a heterogeneous group of economic activities performed through digital platforms. Effective collective rights and bargaining would be essential for platform workers due to their...

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,  ...

YouTube content creators and users formed a so-called YouTubers Union (YTU), in order to collectively challenge the platform’s governance decisions. This development represents a first major instance of collective action in the platform...

Tensions between YouTube and YouTubers have been rising steadily since the 'Adpocalypse' of 2017. Creators want fair treatment; YouTube wants to run a business; not everyone is getting their needs met. No wonder creators are looking to...

In Norway, 102 Foodora couriers organised with the Norwegian Transport Union (NTF) will go on strike on Tuesday 21 August 2019 after negotiations over a collective agreement with Foodora failed.

This article presents findings regarding collective organisation among online freelancers in middle‐income countries. Drawing on research in Southeast Asia and Sub‐Saharan Africa, we find that the specific nature of the online...

The key findings of this paper:
- The platform economy breaks with traditional organizational forms of work and goes hand in hand with atypical forms of employment - crowdwork and gigwork;
- Platforms make it difficult to set...

This working paper investigates a rare case of platform work performed in the realm of regulated employment and explores the attitudes of platform workers towards collective representation. Using a case study of Deliveroo, a food...

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