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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In July 2017, there was a strike of hundreds of Deliveroo riders in Spain, halting work for a few hours to take part in...

In September 2018, the Workers General Union (Unión General de Trabajadores, UGT) signed a manifesto with ride-hailing platform companies (VTC) such as Cabify, a platform operating in Spain and...

The Spanish Association of the Digital Economy (Adigital) is the business association that promotes the digitalisation of the Spanish economy.

In cooperation with the German metalworkers’ union (IG Metall), several platforms and the German Crowdsourcing Association have established...

On 16 April 2018, an agreement establishing an SE Works Council in Delivery Hero (which owns Foodora) was signed in Berlin with the German Food, Beverages and Catering Union (Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten, NGG), the...

Liefern am Limit is an initiative that represents platform workers in the food delivery industry.

Liefern am Limit was...

Coursiers Bordelais is a cooperative enterprise of workers in the French transport sector. Each cooperator has a voice in decision-making, regardless of his or her share in the capital. It...

CoopCycle is the European federation of bicycle delivery cooperatives. Democratically governed by cooperatives, it is based on solidarity between them and allows them to reduce their costs through...

Frizbiz is a platform for on-location medium skilled tasks, which matches workers with clients to fulfil tasks related to household repairs. It defines jobbing as ‘a concept stemming from the...

Deliveroo France proposed to cover the medical teleconsultation expense and to provide a compensation fee equal to €25 for the purchase of protective equipment for its riders. The company has also set up a compensation scheme for...