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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The Edinburgh Workers’ Observatory is a worker-led collaboration of platform workers and researchers. It is supported by the Scottish Trades’ Union Congress (STUC) and the University of...

Stride Health is an online health insurance broker focusing on connecting individuals with health plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Riders x Derechos was founded by a group of food delivery riders in Spain to negotiate better working conditions with the respective platforms. 

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is a trade union representing low paid migrant workers, such as outsourced cleaners and security guards, and platform workers in UK. 

In cooperation with the German metalworkers’ union (IG Metall), several platforms and the German Crowdsourcing Association have established...

Since 2016, the European Commission is organising different events, workshops and research efforts under the umbrella of the ‘European Agenda for the...

Gigworker.com is a network for platform workers across different types of platform work. It categorises platforms into different industries and task types, supporting workers in finding the right...

TurkerView is a platform for Amazon Mechanical Turk workers that collects data from participating members to give insights into wages, appropriateness of rewards, how well a workflow is...

GPA-DJP, the Austrian union of private sector employees, printing, journalism, and paper, has decided to open...

Turker Nation is a general forum where (mainly US-based) Amazon Mechanical Turk workers discuss issues related to aspects of work on the platform, such as problems they encounter,...

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