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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Microwork platforms allocate fragmented tasks to crowds of providers with remunerations as low as few cents. Instrumental to the development of today’s artificial intelligence, micro-tasks push to the extreme the logic of casualisation...

Uber has decided to support medical and nursing staff during the COVID-19 crisis. It will offer 50,000 free rides and as many meals to the staff of nursing homes, home help services and seniors’ services residences until 31 May....

At the meeting held on 20 January 2021, the Ministry of Labour headed by Yolanda Díaz presented a new document and asked the social partners to hold the next meeting to finalise the text of the Rider Law. The document proposed a...

Nearly 1,000 restaurants that work with riders to deliver food believe that they will lose up to €250 million a year if the Riders' law, which is to regulate home delivery service sector, is approved. The restaurants have signed a...

On 10 February 2021, the government, employers and trade unions have agreed that riders will be recognised as employees, unless their company can justify that they are legally carrying out their activity as self-employed. Following this...

After three months of negotiation and eight meetings with employers and trade unions, food delivery couriers of Glovo, Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats will be recognised as employees of these companies and, therefore, they will have...

This paper studies how a group of delivery workers in Barcelona were able to organize a successful traditional and a social media strategy in order to claim for their rights as waged workers. They created a union, RidersxDerechos, and...

Law 2016-1088 of 9 August 2016 provides a legal definition of ‘electronic platforms’ and extends...

The Bill on Transport Mobility (‘Loi LOM’) aims to improve social rights and working conditions for platform workers, to promote workers’ skills and qualifications through lifelong learning and to develop the social responsibility of...

In 2017, Uber released the number of drivers operational in London, the UK. This article takes a look at the numbers of drivers and the estimates of their income as presented by Uber and uses these to calculate how many London drivers...