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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European Economic and Social Committee (2020), ‘Resolution on ‘The European Economic and Social Committee’s contribution to the European Commission’s 2021 work programme based on the work of the ad hoc group ‘EESC contribution to the...

Germany has given an insight into its forthcoming approach for regulating the platform economy as part of the EU’s Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, two landmark packages set to be unveiled by the European Commission on 2...

Speaking about the upcoming Digital Markets Act (DMA), European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager recently said that ‘very few small businesses will be touched by the new digital rules’. However well-intentioned...

California passed a law Proposition 22 that exempts platform companies from the law that was passed in 2019 that requires platform workers to be hired as employees and not contractors. This brings uncertainty for platform worker...

Naturgy has partnered with Glovo, the order app for food services. Naturgy will offer urgent home repairs at the click of a button through the Glovo app. The company will market the services on the app as Easygo, and provide a new and...

Four Uber drivers in the Netherlands have sued Uber, due to the deactivation of their accounts. They consider the deactivation of their accounts as unfair dismissal. Uber makes the decision to deactivate accounts based on the analysis...

Delivery platforms have started to register delivery drivers as employees with social security who were previously registered as self-employed. Labour inspectors were asked to review thousands of labour relations in October and found...

The government aims to close the gap between permanent and flexible employment contracts. Government officials are looking at the way work is organised via platforms to see whether it is possible to treat working via a platform as a...

Just Eat will hire drivers with an employee contract from 2021, this means the drivers will be paid an hourly wage and not per delivery. In Italy the platform will be known as Scoober and the delivery model will be in line with the...

Following the supreme court ruling on Glovo the employer association Adigital gives a prediction on the economic impact that hiring delivery drivers as employees would have for platforms such as Glovo and Deliveroo. It predicts up to €...