Platform economy initiatives

03 februar 2021

This section of Eurofound’s web repository on the platform economy aims to provide an overview of the various initiatives that exist or that have been implemented in relation to activities in the platform economy. As the platform economy itself is very heterogeneous, so are these initiatives. Therefore, Eurofound takes a broad understanding of ‘initiative’, which can be approximated as any organised attempt to:

  • manage platform economy based activities in order to ensure compliance with rules and regulations (for example, in August 2018, the city of Vienna announced a cooperation with an accommodation platform to ensure tax compliance of its users);
  • any non-institutionalised attempt to provide ancillary support services for platform workers, platform companies or clients (for example, workers providing each other trouble shooting assistance on a forum);
  • any proposed or undertaken action with the aim of representing actors in the platform economy in the public or political sphere (for example, Deliveroo bike couriers forming a ‘Riders Union’).

The overview organises initiatives by their function. As some initiatives have more than one function, they can occur under several headings.

This overview presents a list of initiatives known to Eurofound and does not by any means claim to be exhaustive. Furthermore, the following does not constitute any assessment of initiatives either by including them or absenting them from the list. The descriptions of the initiatives use the terms denoted by the initiatives themselves to describe their area of operation, for example ‘sharing economy’, the ‘collaborative economy’, the ‘platform economy’ or otherwise.

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In 2016, the Hungarian government passed a bill on the legal consequences of unauthorised passenger transport by car (Law no. LXXV. of 2016).

In July 2018, a memorandum was signed by Uber, the Czech...

In December 2018, the National Council of Slovakia adopted an amendment of Act no. 56/2012 Coll. on road transport. The Amendment seeks to contribute to more...

In 2017, eight companies engaged in the sharing economy established ČASE. ČASE actively cooperates with strategic players on the labour market, such as the Chamber of Commerce, with which it compiled a document on ‘Recommendations for...

The Slovenian Association of Free Trade Unions (ZSSS) has drawn attention to the precarious working conditions of platform workers and unfair competition among...

In 2014, drivers affiliated with GoOpti in Slovenia, a platform matching demand and supply for transport (mainly shuttle transfers), posted leaflets on vans to protest against working conditions. Together with the trade union...

In June 2021, the Ministry of Infrastructure in Slovenia introduced amendments to its...

Mladi Plus is a Slovenian trade union established in 2011 which is committed to the rights of students, high school students, unemployed youth as well as...

The services industrial professional and technical trade union (SIPTU) is representing food delivery platform workers and has been raising the issue of poor...

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