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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5 September 2017 - Can Uber use some contractual language that users never actively acknowledge to force wronged customers out of the courtroom and break up class-action lawsuits? Currently, that depends on which federal judge you ask,...

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...

Platforms are an emblem and embodiment of the digital era just as factories were of the industrial revolution. Digital platforms, through their power in their respective ecosystems, are intermediating and contributing to the...

Aim of the article is to have a differentiated look at gig work as new employment form and to explore the work relationships between gig worker, platform and client. Furthermore, it shows the risks of gig work as atypical and precarious...

In October 2020, the Palermo court in Italy ordered Glovo, the delivery company, to reinstate a rider who had been disconnected from Glovo app, as a permanent employee. Glovo will have to pay compensations for this rider and provide a...

Online platforms have dramatically changed the digital economy over the last two decades. They play a prominent role in the creation of 'digital value' that underpins future economic growth in the European Union (EU) and consequently...

Around the world, a new wave of peer-to-peer, access-driven businesses is shaking up established categories. Whether borrowing goods, renting homes, or serving up micro-skills in exchange for access or money, consumers are showing a...

PwC has been commissioned by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy to determine the current state of the sharing economy in Finland. The aim of the survey is to provide an overview of the actors in the sharing economy, the size of...

This report gives an overview of the employment status of platform workers in different EU countries. It looks into different legal schemes, helps to distinguish an employee from a self-employed worker and raises the point of correct...

A German court has confirmed that a platform worker was not an employee of the platform operator, but left open the possibility of a time-limited employment relationship with the platform end user.