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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PwC has been commissioned by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy to determine the current state of the sharing economy in Finland. The aim of the survey is to provide an overview of the actors in the sharing economy, the size of...

This report gives an overview of the employment status of platform workers in different EU countries. It looks into different legal schemes, helps to distinguish an employee from a self-employed worker and raises the point of correct...

A German court has confirmed that a platform worker was not an employee of the platform operator, but left open the possibility of a time-limited employment relationship with the platform end user.

Crowdwork on virtual platforms is developing into a recognisable employment and business model on the internet. Despite their many differences, the platforms that have emerged over the last few years have one thing in common: a crowd of...

Uber has announced up to $2.2 billion (€1.88 billion) in depreciation due to the COVID-19 crisis. It has also withdrawn the business forecasts issued on 6 February for 2020, as in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is currently...

This study documents various forms of worker representation and attempts to establish them in platform labour in Europe. Different types of fragmentation of platform workers are analysed, which lead to workers' silence and make...

Traditional organisational structures are dissolving and are being replaced by other forms of work organisation - the platform economy is just one example. This requires new ways of representing interests. This article mainly discusses...

Platform workers are likely to be disadvantaged by the platforms they serve without appropriate support. They usually have to comply with the specifications of the platforms through which their work is coordinated and controlled, are...

Companies are increasingly using internal crowd work as an agile and innovative principle for organising work. Orchestrated by a special IT platform, the workforce acts as a pool of internal crowd workers who can be accessed flexibly in...

Digital platforms such as Lieferando, Uber and Amazon are now becoming important supply infrastructures. But the working conditions there are still precarious.