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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SMart is a member-owned cooperative for freelancers (which may include platform workers) active in nine EU countries. Membership is based on a fee which is invested in unemployment insurance and social security contributions for its...

In March 2016 in Turin, Italy, food delivery riders of Foodora started to self-organise after learning that colleagues in Milan made higher wages. They gained the support of the rank-and-file independent union...

In the Netherlands, food delivery riders affiliated to the food delivery platform Deliveroo set up a Facebook group and tried to mobilise riders of similar platforms (Foodora, Uber Eats, Thuisbezorgd). Among their main activities are...

In November 2020, a protocol of National Logistics Contract was signed by employer associations and major trade unions in Italy, including the Italian Federation of Transport Workers (Federazione...

AssoDelivery is an employer organisation of the Italian food delivery industry which aims to ensure that platforms operating in the food delivery sector have a unified representative organisation. On 15 September 2020, AssoDelivery and...

In November 2020, the Municipality of Bologna intended to launch a screening campaign known as ‘Safety Delivery initiative’ among riders who find themselves working harder precisely with the restrictions on travel connected to the COVID...

Uber has introduced ‘Earnings advice sessions’, in order to help its drivers to get advice from the platform and from other drivers on how to maximise time and earnings through driving. 

The Danish platform Happy Helper which intermediates cleaning services trains its workers in cleaning methods. Furthermore, it provides workers with skills in how to use the Happy Helper platform...

Frizbiz s a platform for on-location moderately skilled tasks, which matches workers with clients to fulfil tasks like babysitting and household repairs. Through Frizbiz, some workers participate...

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