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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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.

In a recently published report about Temper, the Inspectorate SZW concludes that Temper is a temporary employment agency rather than a mediation platform and that the people working for it are not self-employed but employees. This means...

New agreement with Just Eat provides the food delivery couriers with improved working conditions, such as pension and sick pay. In this podcast, Fagbladet 3F, the Finnish trade union, gives an in-depth discussion on this new agreement...

In November 2017, Deliveroo riders in Cologne indicated that they wanted to found a works council. Deliveroo’s management initially refused. However, with support of the German Food, Beverages and Catering...

AssoDelivery is an employer organisation of the Italian food delivery industry which aims to ensure that platforms operating in the food delivery sector have a unified representative organisation. On 15 September 2020, AssoDelivery and...

On 26 March 2021, the German Bundestag passed the controversial amendment to the Passenger Transport Act. The amendment for the first time provides an explicit legal framework that allows digital passenger transport service providers,...