The European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC) is an information resource established to promote an understanding of changes in the world of work, employment and restructuring. Its work is supported by a Network of Eurofound Correspondents across all EU Member States and Norway.
Well-functioning labour markets are a prerequisite for making full use of the job creation potential of the economy as it emerges from the financial and economic crisis.
Eurofound monitors and analyses the implications of structural change in the economy for Europe’s labour markets and employment.
Featured - Scenarios of two selected types of platform work
While still small in scale, it is strongly expected that platform work – the matching of supply and demand for paid labour through an online platform – will grow, and maybe particularly so in the economic and labour market crisis expected as result of COVID-19. Accordingly, it is important to anticipate the opportunities and risks related to this business model and employment form. Eurofound developed a series of scenarios of two selected types of platform work by 2030 and assessed the expected implications for the economy, labour market and society if these potential futures were realised. On this basis, policy pointers show what could be done to facilitate desirable and avoid undesirable futures. These policy pointers relate to capitalising on the opportunities inherent to on-location platform work, the need for regulatory clarity and enforcement, worker representation and the embeddedness of platform work in the digital age.
- Data: Platform economy repository
- Platform economy repository: Future scenarios of platform work
- Platform economy repository: Typology
- Publication: Back to the future: Policy pointers from platform work scenarios
Back to the future: Policy pointers from platform work scenarios
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