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 October 2016, in Turin, northern Italy, cycle couriers working for the German food delivery company Foodora staged a series of public protests which quickly attracted considerable media attention and became known as the first case of...

The “Platform Economy” is currently changing the way how work is performed. Particularly, crowdworking platforms have gained momentum during the last years. By now, they can be used by companies for a wide range of activities along...

Online platforms not only serve to exchange information and goods but increasingly also service work provided by the self-employed. The emergence of crowdsourcing of paid work has created a global market for online labour where services...

8 March 2018 - "Unions NSW and some tradespeople are calling on the Federal Government to set up an independent regulator to oversee the emerging gig economy, amid concerns workers' safety is at risk."

15 May 2017 - Many liberals have embraced the sharing economy. But can they survive it?

19 March 2018 - The transport wing of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has called for a strike of drivers of cab aggregators Uber and Ola starting today. The strike has been called by the Maharashtra Navnirman Vahtuk Sena which has...

I’ve never held a job where I could feel secure in my position. From my two decades as entrepreneur to precarious contract gigs at large companies, I’ve faced having no income at all time and time again. Yet it wasn’t until I began to...

This research note review the literature on non-standard employment, and the definitions of it that have been adopted. It examines the extent of non-standard employment in the EU and the way it has changed over the recent past,...

3 December 2015 - Last month, a group of Uber chauffeurs launched their own Uber-like smartphone app, which they hope will lure drivers away from the American platform and ultimately give them greater control over their business. Its...

On 7 April 2018, the Employment Tribunal of Turin rejected a claim from six riders of the food delivery platform Foodora who asked to be reclassified as employees. the riders argued that they had been disconnected from the platform as a...

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