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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On 7 April 2018, the Employment Tribunal of Turin rejected a claim from six riders of the food delivery platform Foodora who asked to be reclassified as employees. the riders argued that they had been disconnected from the platform as a...

On 1 March 2017, the Court of Turin declared that Uber's 'Uberpop' service, which matches demand for car rides with provision by owners of private cars, violated competition law. The ruling took into account the precautionary measures...

On 26 May 2017, the Court of Rome overturned its earlier decision to ban UberBlack nationwide. This followed a decision of Parliament with the Lanzillotta amendment, to suspend provisions in national law governing the taxi and rental...

13 June 2018 - You often come across them, see them waiting in front of the traffic lights. The riders have arrived at the last step of the work ladder. They are the bellboys hired by the gig economy platforms. In Italy, the Debenedetti...

The COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably slowed the development of platform economy. Platform giants, including Airbnb and Uber, have announced massive job cuts due to the plummeted demand during the pandemic. It has led to the concern...

As an integral part of the emerging sharing economy, ridesourcing refers to transportation services that connect community drivers with passengers via mobile devices and applications. The spectacular growth of ridesourcing has sparked a...

This research investigates some cases of cooperative platforms in the field of worker-owned cooperation and consumer cooperation and explores the effects of the merger of platform technology with cooperation. The research focuses on the...

Machinery and technology have always been a major driving force for growth, and in many countries advancements have resulted in a workforce well able to exploit the power of machines and computers to create prosperity for the Danish...

The Genral Union of Workers (UGT) denounced Amazon’s way of distributing its packages through autonomous delivery drivers who used their own vehicles for their Amazon flex service. The labour inspector has now registered 4,000 people...

This paper focuses on the right to collective bargaining of self-employed workers vis-à-vis antitrust law under a European and International perspective. It argues that the current approach of the Court of Justice of the EU and the...