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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Since it can be assumed that the employment form 'platform work' will gain importance in the future, the current study 'Employment and working conditions of selected types of platform work - Analysis of the national context: Austria', ...

In a dispute between the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) against the food delivery company Deliveroo, a Dutch court ruled on 15 January 2019 that Deliveroo riders are covered by a collective agreement that FNV secured for workers...

In a dispute between the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) against the food delivery company Deliveroo, a Dutch court ruled on 15 January 2019 that Deliveroo riders should not be classified as ‘solo-self-employed' and have a right...

Both tax law and employment law incentivize engagers of labour to structure their workforce as a crowd of self-employed micro-entrepreneurs. Recent technological change and the rise of the gig economy have made it easier for agents to...

Technological rapid developments; new ways of offering services on the market through websites, digital platforms, online providers; fragmentation of the employer’s role into groups or nets of companies that share decisions and...

12 April 2018- Employees of Delivery Hero, the German equivalent of Grubhub, are calling for better working conditions. A court decision could strengthen their case, and affect how much power German startups have to share with labour....

The aim of this report is to consider ways to offer guarantees and protections to some of the 2 million self-employed workers in France. The two rapporteurs also aimed to study ways of making the employment and legal situation of self-...

In the era of the gig economy, the job performance is now influenced by the customer rating system. A new London's Employment Tribunal judgment approaches the Uber London issue focusing also on customer feedback. Since drivers are...

The collaborative economy, based on sharing, pooling assets of all kinds, and new forms of work organisation, is developing by challenging traditional models. This ’new economy’, based on digital transformation and ’peer-to-peer’...

This policy contribution tackles the definition and benefits of collaborative economy, as well as the distinction between professional and non-professional services, recommendations on safety and transparency for users, and the way to...