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 Fairwork Foundation is a project that is working to set and measure standards in the platform economy.

In May 2018, Deliveroo collaborated with the insurer Qover to provide private insurance for food delivery couriers in the 12 countries in which Deliveroo is operational, thereby covering an estimated 35,000 workers. The insurance was...

On 16 April 2018, an agreement establishing an SE Works Council in Delivery Hero (which owns Foodora) was signed in Berlin with the German Food, Beverages and Catering Union (Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten, NGG), the...

You now see them everywhere in the city. Food takeaway couriers have taken possession of city roads. Within less than five years, the digital platforms have amassed whole battalions of young riders. But practised under such conditions,...

Over the course of the last two decades, new technologies have gradually shaped a 'new world of work'. These new working environments are confronting workers and their organisations with a wide range of challenges.

Ten years ago, university researchers launched a website in the United States giving digital platform workers access to information on the clients of these platforms, and therefore the opportunity to denounce those least respectful of...

The stoppage, which began on 21 January 2019, was aimed at pressuring the regional government into regulating VTC vehicles, used by ride-hailing services such as Cabify and Uber

29 August 2017 - The author believes this activity must be urgently regulated, so that it can progress with guarantees for all parties involved. 

Spanish: La autora considera urgente regular esta actividad, tal y como se...

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

The Ministry of Labour suggests that all distributors, known as riders, should have a formal employment contract as an employee, while most of the platforms propose a mixed self-employed model with reinforced guarantees and greater...