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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In July 2021, the Finnish trade union Service Union United (PAM) filed a lawsuit against the Finnish food delivery platform Wolt asking the District Court of...

The Labour Council of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment stated on 15 October 2020 that the food couriers of Wolt and Foodora, the two biggest...

During the COVID-19 crisis, Foodora instructed their riders to source the necessary protective equipment themselves and promised that riders could claim up to €12...

Justice for Couriers is a campaign by couriers working for Foodora together with members of Vapaa Syndikaatti (‘free trade union’) and Vastavoima (...

The Sharing Economy Council was established in 2018 by the Danish government, and is jointly commissioned by the Ministry of...

FairCrowdWork is an online rating system for web and app-based platforms. It is a joint project of IG Metall (German metalworker’s union), the Austrian Chamber of Labour, the Austrian Trade Union...

In March 2017, Foodora bike couriers elected a works council in Vienna, which aims to negotiate an agreement with the Foodora...

Non-standard forms of work receive a lot of attention in both discussions and in research, but they also include new aspects which require action to secure decent work in the future. Reshaping Work is a non-profit initiative which...

The trade union GMB and Uber stated that other gig economy companies failed to provide drivers the same legal rights (Bolt and Addison Lee). While GMB and the International Transport Workers' Federation have said the move sets an...

The BC province announced a permanent paid sick leave programme for all of its workers. The union UFCW 1518 wants to ensure that gig workers will avail of the new programme coming into effect on 1st January 2022, as with their status of...