Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on initiatives and court cases that exist or have been implemented in relation to activities in the platform economy. This database provides metadata for each entry, such as geographical scope, year, type of initiative, actors involved, sector and companies concerned. Initiatives include legal instruments such as legislative changes or court decisions, as well as voluntary interventions undertaken by different stakeholders to address issues around platform work.
Created in 2010, ReAct is a not-for-profit association and international network of activists and professionals, organisers and campaigners active in Africa and Europe. It is headquartered in the Lyon region in France but employs permanent staff divided between Paris, Lyon and Africa (Cameroon and Liberia). The organisation’s main aim is to facilitate the collective organisation of workers and communities in their relations with multinational companies.
ReAct supports people and communities by supporting organisation efforts at the local level and by facilitating collaborations among organisations in a global alliance. In this sense, the association manages the Global Labour Institute (GLI) Paris, the French-speaking branch of the GLI international network, for a renewal of trade union internationalism. In 2018, together with AlterSummit, ReACT supported the organisation of the first international assembly of couriers which led to the creation of the Transnational Federation of Couriers in October 2018.
27 September 2022
The platform economy is one of those moving targets, which, despite receiving increasing media and policy attention, has proven difficult to regulate. Given the heterogeneity of employment relationships, business models, types of platform work and cross-border issues, this is not surprising.Read
15 December 2021
Technological change is accelerating as the capacity of electronic devices to digitally store, process and communicate information expands. Digitalisation is transforming the EU economy and labour markets: nearly one-third of EU workplaces are categorised as highly digitalised. What are the implications of the digital revolution for employment and work?Read
2 December 2021
The rapid rise of the platform economy has led to a marked transformation of European labour markets, and existing regulatory frameworks and voluntary initiatives have yet to catch up. While platform work offers opportunities for workers and employers and potentially contributes to innovation, economic growth and competitiveness in the EU, it has been criticised from the beginning because of the poor employment and working conditions often experienced by workers.Read
24 February 2021
While 2020 may come to be seen as the year platform work gathered pace and started to go mainstream – thanks in large part to COVID-19 containment measures sparking an increase in food and grocery delivery – 2021 could be the year that regulation of platform work is set in motion.Read