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 launch of these Uber services has caused concerns among lawmakers and social partners in Sweden. In June 2018, a new category of taxis was approved by the Swedish parliment, which is exempt from the taximeter requirement. These...

Toilet Dignity campaign is a campaign organised by Unite, a UK and Irish trade union aiming at protecting workers’ rights in the...

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

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During the COVID-19 crisis, Wolt has introduced various supports for their food delivery riders.

In detail, Wolt have provided:

  • Stricter hygiene and safety guidelines for riders and restaurants;
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The Wolt Workers Group (WWG) is a Copenhagen-based worker organisation that consists of a group of Wolt riders who are campaigning for better working and pay conditions and offering...

According to Wolt in Germany, Wolt riders are entitled to sick pay starting on their fifth week of the employment, free gear provided by Wolt, and overtime allowance...

On 10 February 2021, Uber Eats introduced a protocol to protect the health and safety of its food delivery riders in Italy, with the provision of free helmets and other safety devices, the supply of anti-COVID protective equipment and...

On 29 June 2018, Foodora, Foodracers, Moovenda and Prestofood signed the...

The Future of Work Institute (FoW Institute) is an initiative established by AppJobs, a free job search website that facilitates job seekers with...

In September 2019, an amendment to the Road Transport Code was approved to more strictly regulate the activities of couriers, including platform couriers, in...