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 November 2017, Deliveroo riders in Cologne indicated that they wanted to found a works council. Deliveroo’s...

In 2017, Foodora riders, supported by the German Food, Beverages and Catering Union (Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten, NGG) elected a works council in Cologne. Following, on 1 June 2018, Foodora riders founded a second...

The City of Vienna and the accommodation platform HomeAway entered an agreement according to which the platform collects the city tax and transfers it to the city treasuries. Furthermore, each quarter, the platform provides anonymised...

In 2015, the Estonian Tax and Customs Board approached Uber to establish an automatic earnings declaration system for drivers. Drivers can opt-in to share their driving-related earnings directly with the tax office, automatically adding...

Uber has introduced ‘Earnings advice sessions’, in order to help its drivers to get advice from the platform and from other drivers on how to maximise time and earnings through driving. 

The Italian Workers’ Union in the Tourism, Trade and Service Sectors (Unione Italiana Lavoratori Turismo Commercio e Servizi, UILTuCS) and the Italian Workers’ Federation for Trade, Hotel, Canteen and Service Sectors (Federazione...

This dataset collected information on informal and formal strikes and protest activities by platform workers from July 2016 until December 2017, and...

A group of Deliveroo riders in Valencia, Spain sued Deliveroo for misclassifying them as self-employed workers. On 10 June 2019, the Valencia court ruled that Deliveroo wrongly hired 97 riders as self-employed contractors instead of as...

Uber has launched several initiatives to support drivers and delivery people. Amongst others, the platform highlights the provision of face masks, cleaning supplies and hand sanitisers, 14 days of financial assistance to those diagnosed...

The Social Court No. 19 of Madrid has estimated the lawsuit filed by the General Treasury of Social Security against Roodfoods Spain SL ('Deliveroo') and declares that the plaintiffs (food delivery people at home, commonly known as '...