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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15 January 2018 (Brussels) - Despite demonstrations by Deliveroo couriers in Brussels, Liège, Antwerp, Malines and Ghent, the meal home-delivery platform, Deliveroo, boasted on Sunday that it had seen a “growth of 34% in the number of...

The spread of on-demand work is a phenomenon of great complexity, which is part of the more general framework of the transformation of labour. It represents a key element, being at the same time cause and consequence of the important...

The interdependencies between working conditions in the modern knowledge society on the one hand and the health of employees on the other have increasingly moved into the focus of science, the public and politics in recent years....

Eight European crowdsourcing platforms, the German Crowdsourcing Association (Deutscher Crowdsourcing Verband), and the German Metalworkers’ Union (IG Metall) announced today the establishment of a joint Ombuds Office. The Ombuds Office...

New digital technologies have brought about major changes in the forms of employment coordination. Yet, to date, this shift has been only partially studied and mostly from a single disciplinary perspective. That is why in analyses, the...

22 June 2017 - Journalist Yuki Kho wanted to know what it is like to work for an algorithm. For that reason, she got on a bike and started working for Foodora. The algorithm turned out to be even more ubiquitous and boring than a flesh...

In its position paper for the roundtable discussion on 16 November 2017, the food delivery company Takeaway.com (Thuisbezorgd) expressed concern over the threat of a race to the bottom in employment conditions which underpins the ‘gig...

9 October 2017 - The platform economy is here to stay. 3F and the platform Hilfr which organises cleaning in private homes have met and discussed the challenges of this economy and agreed on one thing, that the platform economy is part...

10 April 2018 - The cleaning app Hilfr is the first digital work platform to sign an agreement with the Danish union 3F. Some work-related platforms have been accused of allowing low wages and facilitating untaxed work, but with this...

Who performs the work in the on-demand economy? And what is it like, working for an algorithm? What do businesses such as Uber and Deliveroo contribute? Who finances their rapid growth? And if we can easily have everything we want...