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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After the supreme court ruling in Spain, food delivery platforms such as Glovo and Deliveroo are advocating for the creation of a new labour status between the self-employed and the salaried employee.

Airbnb has created a special fund for its hosts whose initial funding will be supported by 9.2 million Airbnb shares. According to the company, the fund will be reinvested to support the host community, such as supporting education and...

Food delivery in Italy has been accelerated by the pandemic. Although the industry has experienced growth it has also faced challenges along the way. At the start of the quarantine period, there were concerns for the workers’ conditions...

The Genral Union of Workers (UGT) denounced Amazon’s way of distributing its packages through autonomous delivery drivers who used their own vehicles for their Amazon flex service. The labour inspector has now registered 4,000 people...

Uber forced employees in Amsterdam to sign for a dismissal in exchange for a financial settlement.
In doing so they bypassed Dutch dismissal rules. They applied to the employee insurance agency (UWV) for a collective dismissal...

The study addresses the analysis of new forms of collective representation of digital workers as well as makes an essential contribution to the establishment of alternatives for collective action, through aspects such as modernization...

In an era of technological change, demographic shifts, and economic uncertainty, companies can enhance their ability to compete by building a flexible work model. Their adaptable approach to talent can be a dynamic force that improves...

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...

The aim of this paper is to develop a conceptual framework for analysing the collective actions and organisational practices of platform workers, building on classical approaches of the sociology of capitalist work and on the power...

On 10 February 2021, the riders in Spain have insisted on remaining self-employed to decide ‘when to work, where and how to do it’ and whether they work with one or several platforms. The Autonomous Riders Association (AAR), the...