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 platform economy may have a major impact on the labour market. The Dutch trade union FNV is of the opinion that platform work in the Netherlands is mainly used to evade employers’ obligations and enables businesses to employ people...

Currently, freelancers who offer their services through an online platform such as Uber, Helpling and Deliveroo, have an uncertain employment status and few rights. Although these platform workers operate as freelancers, there are legal...

For this study, the Rathenau Instituut focussed on academic literature in order to describe the sharing and gig economy as a phenomenon. The empirical basis for this report comprises five case studies of well-known platforms through...

17 August 2017 - As a result of the findings of the labour inspectorate, the transportation platform GoOpti is again forced to look for a new driver assurance system. Inspectors also prohibited GoOpti subcontractors from hiring sole...

On Monday 23 July 2018, the court in Amsterdam ruled that bicycle courier Sytze Ferweda is not an employee of Deliveroo. The courier had brought the case against Deliveroo and accused the company of being forced into a situation of ‘...

The quickly evolving platform-based reorganisation of work comes with a whole set of opportunities and risks. First, this demands a precise terminology and analysis of its functionalities. Secondly, a broad public debate is needed about...

This article discusses the contested use of terminologies such as the ‘sharing economy’ to describe the new labour market phenomenon of paid work organised through intermediary digital platforms. Further, the article points out that...

17 December 2017 (Madrid) - The Labor Inspectorate of Valencia ruled that the workers of digital delivery companies are employees and not self-employed.

Business Europe position paper on the 'platform to business proposal'. 

Starting from the Uber ruling of the Court of Justice of 20 December 2017 this paper tries to demonstrate how innovation in the platform economy does not change the basic issues of labour law but rather requires a greater...