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 Belgian Platform Rider Association (ASBL or ‘PRA’, short for ‘the association’) is a non-profit association striving to improve mobility and traffic safety in...

The Platform Cooperatives Germany project offers consultation and individual services for digital cooperatives. It was launched in 2020 and ...

The Union of Founders and Self-employed in Germany is a support network for self-...

Tricargo is a fusion of the Radlogistik Hamburg UG (logistics company) and the tricargo eG (cooperative). The Radlogistik Hamburg UG was founded in...

The Fulmo Collective is based in Leipzig and is a logistics cooperative transporting loads up to 200 kg with regular bikes as well as different kinds of cargo ...

The Cat Collective (located in Halle/Saale) consists of equal and equally responsible members, who work as bicycle couriers delivering...

The Crow Cycle Courier Collective is an independent and self-organised cooperative based in Berlin, which functions without an authority mediating...

Khora (formerly Kolyma2) is a collective of food delivery couriers started by a former Deliveroo courier in Berlin. It aims to provide fair conditions to...

Fahrwerk is a collective of couriers established in 2009 by couriers in...

On 1 July 2016 the Belgian government introduced Belgie programmawet 2016021055, or Loi De Croo...

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