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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27 April 2016 - To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars. Every week in London, 30,000 people download Uber to their phones and order a car for the first time. The technology...

New strategies of organisation and workers’ control in Latin America suggest ways to tackle the insecurity of the gig economy.

Although Uber had promised Indian drivers they could earn much more driving for Uber than working other jobs, the competition between drivers has driven down prices and Uber has lowered the price of a ride to the extent where many Uber...

24 January 2018 - (Madrid) The general guidelines of the Tax Agency in its fight against fraud for this year reflect the rise of some phenomena such as cryptomoney, freelance workers or the popular e-commerce platforms. Throughout this...

5 September 2017 - Deliveroo, UberEats and Takeaway bike couriers have become part of the normal street scape. They are young and few are traditionally employed, but now they increasingly stand up for their rights. The life of a bike...

4 May 2017 - 'Lawtech' sifts and summarises data with speed and precision to replace routine tasks.

This article discusses the recent wildcat strike against Deliveroo in Brighton. This strike links with the Black Friday week of actions, strikes and demonstrations in the logistic sector across Europe. Together with the Amazon workers...

In an otherwise turbulent year, Uber — which operates in 600 cities across 78 countries — managed to give four billion rides in 2017 alone. That’s significant for a company that for its entire existence hit the five billion total rides...

Many millennials are gravitating toward the gig economy of temporary and freelance jobs, enabled to do so by the rise of sharing-economy companies such as Uber and the increasing popularity of social media. Many who have taken this...

26 January 2018 (Amsterdam) - More than 30 Dutch Deliveroo delivery workers will be demonstrating against their employer in Brussels tomorrow, reports trade union FNV Jong. The Dutch riders will support their colleagues in the Belgian...