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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In 2017, several German-based platforms undersigned a Code of Conduct for crowdsourcing and crowdworking, which is supported by the ...

Sharing España, a collective of companies in the platform economy, has prepared a document that includes 13 principles and...

The Bill on Transport Mobility (‘Loi LOM’) has the objective of improving social rights and working conditions of platform workers in the transport sector, as well as improving their right to lifelong learning and increasing legal...

Under the new law of California Assembly Bill No. 5, many rideshare drivers and other independent contractors working in the ride hailing...

The Independent Deliverymens’ Collective in Paris Collectif des Livreurs Autonomes de Paris, CLAP), is a self-organised food delivery rider group. In July 2018, the collective...

In August 2016, the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) assisted a group of Deliveroo riders during their six days of strike action and protests against changes to pay (announced reduction of the hourly pay during quieter...

In July 2017, there was a strike of hundreds of Deliveroo riders in Spain, halting work for a few hours to take part in...

In January 2018, about 80 workers affiliated to the food delivery platform Deliveroo went on strike in major cities in the Netherlands...

German delivery firm Hermes announced on 6 March 2020 that it would set aside a £1 million (€1.15 million) support fund for its 15,000 independent delivery workers in the United Kingdom, if they have to self-isolate because of the...

For self-employed or workers in the platform economy who have no access to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), the government facilitated easier access to other social benefits like support for rent costs. In a similar fashion, platform economy...