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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SMart is a member-owned cooperative for freelancers (which may include platform workers) active in nine EU countries. Membership is based on a fee which is invested in unemployment insurance and social security contributions for its...

In 2019, GMB (a union affiliated to the Trades Union Congress ) and the delivery company Hermes signed a...

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...

Riders x Derechos was founded by a group of food delivery riders in Spain to negotiate better working conditions with the respective platforms. 

On September 2020, the Hamburg tax authorities announced that Airbnb will have to release tax control data to the federal and state authorities. Data will be analysed by Hamburg tax authorities, and then be distributed to other federal...

Deliveroo France proposed to cover the medical teleconsultation expense and to provide a compensation fee equal to €25 for the purchase of protective equipment for its riders. The company has also set up a compensation scheme for...

Airbnb is helping to connect medical professionals on the frontline with hosts offering free places to stay during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is done on a voluntary basis, that is, hosts are not paid by Airbnb for providing the service...

The COVID-19 crisis has posed great challenges for the sharing economy, including its platforms, the platform workers, and investors’ decision on this industry. This article explores the challenges faced by the big platform companies,...

With fast-paced expansion, Foodora comes to the forefront of the global food delivery market. 

In 2019, the Spanish trade union (Unión General de TrabajadoresUGT) filed a complaint with the Madrid labour inspectorate against the Amazon Flex platform, considering that it commits fraud...

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