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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Despite the rapid growth of the platform economy in recent years, 85% of Spanish workers prefer to have a permanent job being self-employed according to WorkForce View 2020 survey.

Estonia-based ride-hailing service Bolt said it would invest over 100 million euros in 2021 to become the largest e-scooter rental firm in Europe. It aims to bring 130,000 scooters to more than 100 cities in 2021, expanding aggressively...

The Labor Inspectorate has registered a total of 11,013 Glovo workers with Social Security after the actions carried out in 2019. Some 30 actions led to a request of more than 16.2 million euros from the company for the unpaid...

Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV) believe the position of meal delivery workers is getting worse. As many employees are considered to be self-employed platforms do not have to pay collectively agreed wages to its workers.

Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV) call on Uber to recognize it this an employers and considers its drivers employees. They also urge them to apply the Taxi collective agreement.

The Supreme Court ruling on the riders of Glovo means that riders should be considered employees. This decision may have repercussion on similar delivery platforms.

Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT) urges the labour inspector to comply with Glovo's Supreme Court ruling. UGT is ensuring this ruling is extended to all other digital delivery platforms meaning more that 15,000 people will need to be...

California voted to exempt Uber and Lyft drivers from being classified as employees. This means that the drivers will still be considered contractors.

The labor inspector and the courts crack down on companies with employees wrongfully registered as self-employed. They recognize them by using five different indicators.

Uber is in negotiation to return to Barcelona. They a preparing agreements with several taxi fleets in order to partner with the taxi drivers when they return to Barcelona.