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 Ministry of Labour and Social Economy has accepted to incorporate into the future norm that will regulate digital platforms to create a public registry for these entities, as stated in the latest proposal that the government has...

The Spanish market for home delivery of food would register losses of about €300 million, if the government forces digital platforms to hire the self-employed delivery riders who currently provide services. According to the employer...

Uber has been refused permission to dismiss workers at its international headquarters in Amsterdam. The Public Employment Service (UWV) which has to assess all formal redundancy applications, has ruled that there were no valid grounds...

Glovo has started the free distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) and courses on road safety and food hygiene to all riders who collaborate with the delivery app in Italy. An online code will be sent by email which allows...

Providing an analysis of the key issues and significant trends relating to labour within the platform economy, this modern guide considers the existing comparative evidence covering all world regions. It also provides an in-depth look...

The Labour, Inclusion, Social Security and Migration Commission of Congress demanded legal changes and more human and material resources in the labour inspection to avoid the use of false self-employed workers in labour relations.

Europe’s preparedness for the digital age is one of the key priorities, visibly represented also in the adjusted work programme 2020. The EESC appreciates the strong effort of the European Commission to proceed in areas like artificial...

European Economic and Social Committee (2020), ‘Resolution on ‘The European Economic and Social Committee’s contribution to the European Commission’s 2021 work programme based on the work of the ad hoc group ‘EESC contribution to the...

Germany has given an insight into its forthcoming approach for regulating the platform economy as part of the EU’s Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, two landmark packages set to be unveiled by the European Commission on 2...

Speaking about the upcoming Digital Markets Act (DMA), European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager recently said that ‘very few small businesses will be touched by the new digital rules’. However well-intentioned...