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.

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The court finds that: 

Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time must be interpreted as precluding a person engaged by...

This briefing contains the following sections:

  • Policy pointers on the vulnerable situation of non-standard workers and platform workers amidst the COVID outburst.
  • Measures introduced at national level to protect
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is starting to have a serious impact on the world economy. The consequences for platform workers are especially severe in light of forced work stoppages due to self-isolation and lack of sick pay in...

Digital labour platforms are a new form of coordinating the provision of labour services enabled by the latest technological revolution. Many authors claim that digital labour platforms have the potential to disrupt the world of work,...

The government’s plan to cover wages will help those in mainstream employment, but will do little for those in less stable work, writes Andrew Hillier. The government’s plan “to pay the wages of millions of workers across Britain to...

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is also leaving its mark on apartment rental companies via the online platform Airbnb. According to data available to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, Airbnb sales have plummeted across...

Low paid workers and those in the “gig” economy who are affected by the corona virus will be particularly hit hard by the “anaemic” system of social protection in Ireland, a leading trade unionist has said.

Countries are making unprecedented sacrifices in the fight against the coronavirus — but the luxury of getting burgers and sushi delivered is not one of them. As more and more countries impose lockdowns to stop the spread of infections...


This critical and scoping review essay analyzes digital labor markets where labor-intensive services are traded by matching requesters (employers and/or

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This study provides an overview of the challenges faced by platform workers and details the variety of policy responses in EU countries.

Platform work is understood as all labour provided through, on, or mediated by online...