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 online platforms mediating the employment and services shall not undermine applicable employee protection laws. If such a so-called crowdsourcing platform makes strict work specifications and sets incentives that leave the...

On 26 January 2021, the first hearing in the court of Turin on the case of 10 Uber Eats couriers’ employment status was held. The riders demanded for the recognised the wages provided by the national logistics law and wanted to be...

Just Eat Takeaway.com has announced the launch of a new model of food delivery service in Spain, through its own network of delivery couriers who will work under an employment contract (Scoober). Just Eat is the first delivery company...

In New York, drivers have started a cooperative called ‘The Driver Cooperative’ in order to continue working independently. The resistance is organised against Uber, Lyft and all the VTC companies that only employ drivers as the self-...

The chauffeur-driven vehicle (VTC) business is evolving and the high-end segment has already emerged with an increasing demand. Platforms such as Uber and Cabify are facing new competitors, whose added value lies in their fleet of...

The Finnish online food delivery service Wolt has collected the equivalent of €440 million. The latest round of financing was once again led by US venture capitalist Iconiq Capital, Mark Zuckerberg's investment firm, in which Twitter...

Uber, which left Barcelona in January 2019 following a government decree regulating VTCs, has announced that from the beginning of February 2021, it will return to service in Barcelona as it does in Madrid. In the case of the Catalan...

Airbnb has warned that the SNP’s plans to require short-term let operators to obtain a licence or face fines of up to £50,000 (€58040.81) would pose a significant barrier to Scotland’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social protection; employment status; COVID-19; business expansion; representation, industrial relations, social dialogue

Several Metro Vancouver taxi companies have lost a court case to quash the approvals of ride-hailing operators Uber and Lyft in British Columbia. Nine taxi companies filed a petition asking the British Columbia Supreme Court to overturn...

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