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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The initiative was created by the Spanish trade union Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT), with the aim to support workers in the platform economy. They aim to get more platform workers in...

The insurance company AXA and carpooling platform BlaBlaCar have worked together since 2015 to provide BlaBlaCar members roadside assistance. On 30 May 2018, they announced the new programme ‘BlaBlaSure/AXA’ which offers for 14 million...

Sindacato-Networkers is one of the first trade union platforms targeting ICT professionals and employees in the services sector and platform workers. Sindacato-Networkers offers a series of...

In April 2018, the Danish trade union 3F and platform for cleaning services Hilfr signed the first collective agreement on platform work in Denmark. The agreement specifies that there will be an information exchagne between the platform...

The demand for on-demand work is growing in line with it becoming more common to mediate services through digital platforms. For some it may be an opportunity to generate income quickly and in an uncomplicated way and to quickly build...

After coming under fire for its strict and confusing limitations on paid sick leave, Uber announced that it is expanding eligibility for contractors affected by COVID-19—with the catch that the financial aid package each driver receives...

Platform work has always involved an asymmetry of risk between the worker and the platform, with the worker bearing most of the burden. Those asymmetries have been sharpened during the COVID-19 pandemic. While platform workers are...

Platform workers, such as Deliveroo or Uber Eats riders, are deemed as ‘essential workers’ during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they are usually engaged as self-employed contractors rather than employees, and therefore do not enjoy...

The present State of the Art Report is the first output of the Don’t GIG up! project, cofunded by the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission, and aimed at improving expertise and...

The report analyses the policies of major platform firms in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has brought into sharp relief the precarious nature of platform work, and the risks that platform workers on the frontlines of the...

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