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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The LuZéCa cooperative offers bike deliveries to traders and companies as well as home deliveries. Based in Ancenis-Saint-Géréon, France, it aims to change...

Belo livraison is a platform cooperative of bicycle delivery workers in Concarneau, France. As a meal delivery service provider, it is committed to...

A2ROO is a platform cooperative cyclo-logistics services in Dijon, France. It was founded in 2020 by delivery workers. Both an alternative to...

The Coursiers Montpelliérains platform cooperative offers bicycle deliveries in Montpellier, France. It consists of a team of young couriers which ...

The ColisCyclette platform cooperative is operating in Carpentras, France. It offers bicycle deliveries for businesses, shops, stores, administrations and...

Sicklo is the name of a bicycle delivery cooperative in Grenoble, France. It was founded in July 2019. Owned and founded by its couriers, it offers businesses...

Toutenvélo is a network of platform cooperatives located in Rennes, Rouen,...

Les Coursiers Stéphanois is a cyclo-logistics cooperative operating via a platform and conducting deliveries in Saint-Étienne, France. It is...

Véliv is a platform cooperative whose objective it is to offer an ethical and eco-responsible delivery service to companies. By only using bicycles, ...

Rayon local is a bicycle delivery cooperative founded in 2020 in Macon, France. The goal is to support ethical consumption by creating strong links within...

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