Platform economy initiatives

03 Februar 2021

This section of Eurofound’s web repository on the platform economy aims to provide an overview of the various initiatives that exist or that have been implemented in relation to activities in the platform economy. As the platform economy itself is very heterogeneous, so are these initiatives. Therefore, Eurofound takes a broad understanding of ‘initiative’, which can be approximated as any organised attempt to:

  • manage platform economy based activities in order to ensure compliance with rules and regulations (for example, in August 2018, the city of Vienna announced a cooperation with an accommodation platform to ensure tax compliance of its users);
  • any non-institutionalised attempt to provide ancillary support services for platform workers, platform companies or clients (for example, workers providing each other trouble shooting assistance on a forum);
  • any proposed or undertaken action with the aim of representing actors in the platform economy in the public or political sphere (for example, Deliveroo bike couriers forming a ‘Riders Union’).

The overview organises initiatives by their function. As some initiatives have more than one function, they can occur under several headings.

This overview presents a list of initiatives known to Eurofound and does not by any means claim to be exhaustive. Furthermore, the following does not constitute any assessment of initiatives either by including them or absenting them from the list. The descriptions of the initiatives use the terms denoted by the initiatives themselves to describe their area of operation, for example ‘sharing economy’, the ‘collaborative economy’, the ‘platform economy’ or otherwise.

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The CGT section Syndicat des Coursiers à vélo de la Gironde (SCVG) was created in summer 2017, with the aim of federating delivery platform couriers and collectively establishing claims...

Ver.di offers self-employed individuals information, support and an opportunity to become actively involved. The aim is to ensure that self-employed work is recognised as normal, self-determined and...

In 2016, the NGO Eesti Jagamismajanduse Liit (Estonian Sharing Economy Association) was founded in Estonia. The founding members are a mix of work-related platforms and platforms...

The German Crowdsourcing Association (DCV) provides information to its members, which may be individual persons, companies and/or organisations and functions as an advocacy group on...

The Spanish Association of the Digital Economy (Adigital) is the business association that promotes the digitalisation of the Spanish economy.

Asoriders is a non-profit association, formed by platform workers in Spain, and has the goal to support other platform workers in issues related to economic, contractual and legal challenges. This...

Coursiers Bordelais is a cooperative enterprise of workers in the French transport sector. Each cooperator has a voice in decision-making, regardless of his or her share in the capital. It...

Since 16 October 2015, France has established a private drivers' union SCP-VTC (...

London Uber drivers formed a collective and online social media presence, the ‘Uber London Drivers Network’, which supported several drivers in their court case against...

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