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 Rider Union Reggio Emilia was established on 24 March 2021, with an aim of...

In May 2019, LaConsegna, a food delivery company active in the Tuscan capital, has signed a collective agreement with trade union FILT-CGIL (Italian Federation of Transport Workers),...

In May 2020, the union Riders for rights (Rider xi diritti) was established by riders from various Italian cities. The main aim is to protect riders from income and health risks, as most riders are working for digital food delivery...

Liefern am Limit is an initiative that represents platform workers in the food delivery industry.

On 22 March 2021, the European Council has adopted new rules to strengthen administrative cooperation in the area of taxation and include sales through digital platforms. The new rules aim to address the issues caused by the increasing...

The Fairwork Foundation is a project that is working to set and measure standards in the platform economy.

In May 2018, Deliveroo collaborated with the insurer Qover to provide private insurance for food delivery couriers in the 12 countries in which Deliveroo is operational, thereby covering an estimated 35,000 workers. The insurance was...

On 16 April 2018, an agreement establishing an SE Works Council in Delivery Hero (which owns Foodora) was signed in Berlin with the German Food, Beverages and Catering Union (Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten, NGG), the...

You now see them everywhere in the city. Food takeaway couriers have taken possession of city roads. Within less than five years, the digital platforms have amassed whole battalions of young riders. But practised under such conditions,...

Over the course of the last two decades, new technologies have gradually shaped a 'new world of work'. These new working environments are confronting workers and their organisations with a wide range of challenges.