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 report presents the final findings from research carried out between March 2018 and December 2019 according to the objectives of the ‘new employment forms and challenges to industrial relations - NEWEFIN’. The report focuses on the...

Digital platforms such as Uber and Clickworker are helping to erode employment standards by further blurring the distinction between the status of employee and that of a self-employed person, with ‘leading edge technology being used to...

Traditionally, labour law has widely been based on the standard employment relationship, which is defined as a job that is continuous, full-time, with a direct relationship between employer and employee. A job is considered non-standard...

One of the new features in the business model of platform organisations is that they often operate in the grey zone of regulation, partly because national governments are in a weak bargaining position compared to these global corporate...

This report presents and analyses the legal and societal context related to the rise of new forms of employment in Germany, focusing on changes in regulation from 2007 to the present and on the consequences for social partners and...

This country report on Belgium will try to answer several research questions put forward in the research project New Employment Forms and Challenges to Industrial Relations (NEWEFIN). In the period November 2018 to January 2019, a total...

Project Beyond 4.0 supports the delivery of an inclusive future of decent work and decent lives for EU citizens. This Policy Briefing focuses on the impacts of the digitalisation of work via platforms, sometimes called ‘platform work’...

New research from online platform economy recruiter, Appjobs.com, has shown delivery and pet services are the most popular summer jobs to be taken up by students between 15-24 years of age. It demonstrates a noticeable shift from...

The so-called ‘platform economy’ has attracted increasing attention in recent years, with a boom in online platforms for providing taxi services (such as Uber), delivery services (such as Deliveroo) and a range of different household...

Based on a large-scale randomised survey, this article examines the scope of digital platforms and the potential linkages between distinct platforms (labour and capital platforms) and individuals’ exposure to precariousness. Their...