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 strike movements in France of Uber drivers and deliverers Deliveroo attracted attention, in the spring and summer of 2019, on the special status of these non-salaried workers but very dependent on the digital platforms that pay them...

This working paper presents the results of the ETUI Internet and Platform Work Survey conducted in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Slovakia in 2018-2019. The objective is to map the extent of digital labour in central and eastern...

The purpose of this paper is to identify the main implications of platform digiwork. In particular, to assess its challenges and opportunities, and the role of social dialogue as an effective governance tool for shaping a decent...

The gig economy is expanding globally, with exponential growth forecast in traditionally female-dominated sectors – notably on-demand household services including cooking, cleaning and care work. But little research to date has focused...

The emergence of the platform economy is reorganizing work, employment, and value creation. The authors argue that the digital platforms are fracturing work itself as the places and types of work are being reorganized into a myriad of...

A new report from the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) urges policymakers to create bespoke legislation for the de facto ‘third category’ of workers engaged in the on-demand economy (ODE) to provide...

Online platforms intermediate information and communication flows on the Internet. They are also key enablers of digital trade across the Single Market and the globe. They increase consumer choice and convenience, improve efficiency and...

This report examines the social protection of workers in a platform economy. The report is based on a questionnaire sent to ESIP members on the interplay of social protection and platform economy. It looks at the challenges of social...

A new report by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) on ‘Social security for the digital age’ addresses major trends in how social security is influenced by, and makes use of, new digital technologies. The report was...

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...