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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Deloitte, the auditor of Glovo, has demanded more information from Glovo on the way in which the bonus to the top management and part of the staff is provisioned. Glovo has set aside €3.4 million in the accounts, but has not made any...

According to the classical analytic categories (continuity/discontinuity; complementarity/substitutive) and putting aside the polarizing public and scientific debates, the powerful impact of the digitalisation of individual/collective...

Labour law issues are arising with the emergence of the platform economy, especially in terms of legal protection and the categorisation of platform workers. Whether Uber drivers are classified as the self-employed or employees can lead...

The Federal Minister of Labour is planning to improve the working conditions for people working for digital platforms. According to the key points of the Ministry of Labour, self-employed platform workers should also enjoy social...

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...