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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Qover, a Belgian insurance company, has started to offer its services to Wolt, a food delivery platform operating in Scandinavia. The insurance will be provided to food delivery riders working...

In March 2019, the Romanian government passed an emergency ordinance (OUG) amending law 38/2003 that regulates the activity of taxi services and car rental services....

Ordinance No. 2021-484 of 21 April 2021 sets the terms and conditions for the representation of self-employed workers using platforms for their activity and the...

Riders x Derechos was founded by a group of food delivery riders in Spain to negotiate better working conditions with the respective platforms. 

The Riders’ law recognises food delivery riders working for digital platforms as employees rather than independent contractors under specific circumstances. It is the result of a tripartite collective bargaining agreement reached on 10...

Ongoing digitalisation paves the way for the proliferation of innovative work organisationmodels such as crowd sourcing and crowd work. In recent years, they have become a serious alternative to task processing for many companies. In...

Microwork platforms allocate fragmented tasks to crowds of providers with remunerations as low as few cents. Instrumental to the development of today’s artificial intelligence, micro-tasks push to the extreme the logic of casualisation...

Uber has decided to support medical and nursing staff during the COVID-19 crisis. It will offer 50,000 free rides and as many meals to the staff of nursing homes, home help services and seniors’ services residences until 31 May....

At the meeting held on 20 January 2021, the Ministry of Labour headed by Yolanda Díaz presented a new document and asked the social partners to hold the next meeting to finalise the text of the Rider Law. The document proposed a...

Nearly 1,000 restaurants that work with riders to deliver food believe that they will lose up to €250 million a year if the Riders' law, which is to regulate home delivery service sector, is approved. The restaurants have signed a...