Platform work - potentials, challenges, demands and recommendations for politics: results of the current Eurofound study "Platform work: Maximizing the potential while safeguarding standards?"

Platform work - the mediation of paid service tasks through an online platform - has been around for about a decade on the European labour markets. This article gives an in-depth discussion on the typology of the platform work in the EU and analyses the potentials and challenges of such platforms for the labour market. In addition, examples of initiatives from the EU member states have already been established, to ensure good working conditions for platform workers. The recommendations of actions for the policy makers are derived at the end.

Mandl I. (2020), ‘Plattformarbeit – Potenziale, Herausforderungen und Empfehlungen für die Politik: Ergebnisse der aktuellen Eurofound-Studie, Platform work: Maximising the potential while safeguarding standards?’, AMS-Info, Volume 466 of, Employment Service Austria, Mar.


  • Article
  • EU 27
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus
  • algorithm, employment status, health and safety, income, platform characteristics and business model, representation, industrial relations, social dialogue, social protection
  • German
  • AMS (Government)
  • 2020
  • Open access
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