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.

This article examines the main public interests at stake with the rise of online platforms in the sharing economy and the gig economy. They do so by analysing platforms in five sectors in the Netherlands: domestic cleaning (Helpling),...

Airbnb was accused of hollowing out European city centres and competing unfairly with hotels. The main question is whether the services provided by Airbnb fell within the material scope of Directive 2000/31 and must be regarded as an ‘...

The European Court of Justice (‘the Court’) ruled that an intermediation service which, by means of an electronic platform, is intended to connect, for remuneration, potential guests with professional or non-professional hosts offering...

The European Court of Justice has ruled that it is up to national courts to make decisions about employment status, but that a courier working for Yodel in the UK appeared to them to have been correctly classified as self-employed,...

On 4 March 2020, the French Supreme Court rendered a new decision on the legal classification of the agreement existing between Uber and one of its drivers, corresponding to its previous ruling in the Take Eat Easy case. The Court has...

Digitalisation is transforming societies and economies worldwide at an unprecedented scale and pace. In the wake of automation and digitalisation, new forms of employment have been emerging in various occupations and sectors, such as...

This article mainly discussed the issues and the recent development of the regulation of digital platforms, such as Uber, Bolt, Free Now and Glovo. As for platform workers, their employment status remains ambiguous. This is the main...

Impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, Uber is renewing itself by adding two new activities to its range of services. It is directly tackling the delivery of parcels in B2C or between individuals. Uber Eats service has already evolved...

Uber has announced up to $2.2 billion (€1.88 billion) in depreciation due to the COVID-19 crisis. It has also withdrawn the business forecasts issued on 6 February for 2020, as in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is currently...

Uber has decided to support medical and nursing staff during the COVID-19 crisis. It will offer 50,000 free rides and as many meals to the staff of nursing homes, home help services and seniors’ services residences until 31 May....

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