Platform economy initiatives

03 February 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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In March 2016, food delivery riders of Foodora started to self-organise in Turin after learning that colleagues in Milan made higher wages. They gained the support of the rank-and-file independent union Si-...

The Riders Union Reggio Emilia was established on 24 March 2021, with the aim of...

The Italian General Confederation of Labour (Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro, CGIL) launched its New job identities (Nuove Identità di...

In November 2020, a protocol of the National Logistics Contract was signed by employer associations and major trade unions in Italy, including the Italian Federation of Transport Workers (Federazione...

Riders Union Bologna is a group of riders and social activists working in...

In May 2019, LaConsegna, a food delivery company active in the Tuscan capital, has signed a collective agreement with trade union FILT-CGIL (Italian Federation of Transport Workers),...

On 29 March 2021, an agreement was signed in Tuscany between the food delivery platform Just Eat, platform workers, and trade union CGIL (Italian General Confederation of Labour),...

In Denmark, the Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees (HK/Denmark) in cooperation with the insurance company Alka has developed a special insurance scheme for freelancers (‘HK Freelancer’). It covers a company insurance and...

In June 2018, a new category of taxis was approved by the Swedish parliment, which is exempt from the taximeter requirement. These taxis must be affiliated with a dispatch centre, which will register data on each ride and organise...

3F is a Danish trade union that aims to secure better wage and working conditions for its members. In April 2018, 3F and Hilfr signed the first collective agreement on...

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