Platform economy initiatives

03 Febbraio 2021

This section of Eurofound’s web repository on the platform economy aims to provide an overview of the various initiatives that exist or that have been implemented in relation to activities in the platform economy. As the platform economy itself is very heterogeneous, so are these initiatives. Therefore, Eurofound takes a broad understanding of ‘initiative’, which can be approximated as any organised attempt to:

  • manage platform economy based activities in order to ensure compliance with rules and regulations (for example, in August 2018, the city of Vienna announced a cooperation with an accommodation platform to ensure tax compliance of its users);
  • any non-institutionalised attempt to provide ancillary support services for platform workers, platform companies or clients (for example, workers providing each other trouble shooting assistance on a forum);
  • any proposed or undertaken action with the aim of representing actors in the platform economy in the public or political sphere (for example, Deliveroo bike couriers forming a ‘Riders Union’).

The overview organises initiatives by their function. As some initiatives have more than one function, they can occur under several headings.

This overview presents a list of initiatives known to Eurofound and does not by any means claim to be exhaustive. Furthermore, the following does not constitute any assessment of initiatives either by including them or absenting them from the list. The descriptions of the initiatives use the terms denoted by the initiatives themselves to describe their area of operation, for example ‘sharing economy’, the ‘collaborative economy’, the ‘platform economy’ or otherwise.

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Handyhand, which mediates handyman services, provides workers with educational documentation related to performance of tasks and guidelines on conduct (improvement of relationship with clients for...

In the Netherlands, the trade union Werkvereniging represents and mobilises...

In February 2022, the Finnish food, grocery and retail delivery service company Wolt published a report on algorithmic transparency....

In May 2022, the Spanish Ministry of Labour published a...

The Couriers Association is a network of platform workers (delivery workers and drivers) in Lithuania. It is...

On 28 September 2021, the French National Assembly ratified a government...

The Croatian Society of Independent Professionals is a non-profit association that was established in 2013 by the Coworking Croatia Initiative. It aims to improve...

The Union of Platform Workers (SRDP) was established in June 2021 as...

In 2018, a new law was passed in Greece termed ‘Arrangements for transportation issues and other provisions’. It foresees among others that platforms offering...

In September 2021, E-Food, which is the largest food delivery platform in Greece and which belongs to Delivery Hero, announced that the employment contracts of its...

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