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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The aim of labour regulation is not only to protect workers from an unequal relationship of economic exchange (Deakin and Wilkinson 2005) but to grant employers managerial prerogatives to organise and direct their workers. Labour law...

This collection of national background reports are produced as part of a pilot project on Nordic Labour Markets and the Sharing Economy funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and organized by Fafo, Oslo. The aim of the pilot project...

Based on mobile ICT, in particular the smartphone, transportation network companies (TNCs) provide applications to link drivers and their personal vehicles to passengers. Operating in more than 700 cities across the world, Uber is one...

In recent years the case law and the legislative activity concerning electronic platforms have taken off considerably in Italy. Relevant problems and questions continue to arise not only concerning private law issues, but also regarding...

The success of Airbnb and Uber has given rise to a public debate about the pros and cons of online sharing and gig platforms. This article reports on five case studies of platforms operating in car sharing (SnappCar), home sharing (...

On 2 July 2015, the Court of Milan confirmed the interim injunction obtained by the Taxi Drivers Association of May 2015. Several consumers' assocations joined the Taxi Drivers Association in the proceedings.

18 October 2017 - The workers are told to stay home by the bike food delivery companies after protesting too low pay. Now, they will ask the judge to recognise the employment relationship.

30 July 2017 - Last week Krakow was abuzz with news that an 'Uber helicopter' would visit Krakow, giving promotional rides for just 20 zł. It was ultimately delayed due to rain – but nevertheless, the app which pairs riders with drivers...

The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt confirmed the judgment of the Regional Court of Frankfurt on UberPop of 18 March 2015 (Az. 3/08 O 136/14) and upheld the ban on use of the Uberpop app, based on providing paid transport services...

The advent of the collaborative economy is what economists call 'disruptive innovation' while some even talk of 'the fourth industrial revolution'. This revolution started in the US and is now making its way into the EU. The aim of the...