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Lack of competition in platform economy could undermine its inherent value

Lack of competition in platform economy could undermine its inherent value

News   •   Sep 21, 2020 11:30 BST

Continued dominance of large non-EU service and work platforms could result in an oligopolistic market situation in the EU in the future. This could hamper the market entry of new players, endangering healthy competition and economic and labour market innovation to the detriment of platform workers and consumers, as well as the broader economy.

COVID-19 could permanently change teleworking in Europe

COVID-19 could permanently change teleworking in Europe

News   •   Mar 26, 2020 07:00 GMT

​The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents unprecedented health, social and economic challenges for Europe, and has profound implications for the way people live and work across the globe. One of the changes that it is already having is the proportion of people working from home.

EU priorities: Working for a strong Europe

EU priorities: Working for a strong Europe

News   •   Feb 27, 2020 15:46 GMT

The new von der Leyen Commission took office on 1 December 2019. Having adopted its first work programme on 29 January 2020, the Commission sets out its plans for a transition to a fair, climate-neutral and digital Europe. It outlines six top priorities. Eurofound’s work directly feeds into a number of these key areas aimed at creating a strong social Europe.

Potential of platform work may depend on greater protection of workers

Potential of platform work may depend on greater protection of workers

News   •   Sep 23, 2019 12:30 BST

Platform work across the European Union can facilitate better access to the labour market for disadvantaged groups, encourage participation among those with other responsibilities and foster self-employment and entrepreneurship. Eurofound’s new policy brief highlights the main opportunities and challenges of platform work and illustrates some of the first attempts at addressing them.

Webinar: Making the platform economy work well for workers

Webinar: Making the platform economy work well for workers

News   •   Nov 05, 2018 14:00 GMT

On 8 November 2018 from 14:00 to 16:00 CET, Eurofound will host the webinar ‘Making the platform economy work well for workers’. This two-hour webinar will go beyond the debate about the challenges inherent in this new form of employment and focus on possible solutions to tackle the work and employment-related implications of platform work.

Getting to grips with the growth of platform work

Getting to grips with the growth of platform work

News   •   Sep 25, 2018 09:00 BST

Platform work is still small in scale in Europe, but it is rapidly growing and becoming increasingly important for the digital economy. Much needs to be done, not just to track and adapt to its development, but also to ensure that we have a common definition of what platform work is and how it impacts the broader world of work.

Platform work and employment conditions

Platform work and employment conditions

News   •   Jul 19, 2018 12:30 BST

@JuanMenendezEF presents #eurofound latest research findings on #platform #work and employment conditions at the informal #EPSCO #eu2018at today 19 July 2018

Automation, digitalisation and platforms: Implications for work and employment

Automation, digitalisation and platforms: Implications for work and employment

News   •   May 25, 2018 09:00 BST

The onset of the digital revolution has resulted in technological advances that are constantly evolving. This report reviews the history of the digital revolution to date, placing it in the context of other periods of marked technological advances and examining how technological change interacts with changes in institutions.

European Statistics Day: Get your facts straight with Eurofound

European Statistics Day: Get your facts straight with Eurofound

News   •   Oct 20, 2017 11:19 BST

20 October is European Statistics Day, an initiative of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and with the support of the members of the European Statistical System and the European System of Central Banks.

What was it like to live and work in Europe in 2016?

What was it like to live and work in Europe in 2016?

News   •   May 30, 2017 09:30 BST

2016 was a landmark year for Europe, both politically and economically. Eurofound's 2016 yearbook shows the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans, describing trends and transitions in the areas of employment and jobs, workplace practices, working life and quality of life.

Network of European correspondents annual meeting

Network of European correspondents annual meeting

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 16:27 GMT

The annual meeting of Eurofound’s correspondents – in the fourth and final year of the current contract – will take place in Dublin on 27–28 March. Guest speaker Raymond Maes, Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission’s DG Employment, will outline the EU priorities for the coming period.

Eurofound seeks academic experts to advise on work

Eurofound seeks academic experts to advise on work

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 16:25 GMT

Eurofound is in the process of drawing up a list of academic experts to cover the research areas of its 2017–2020 programme. Experts may be asked to advise on planned research approaches and methodologies or to carry out peer reviews.

Eurofound hosts delegation from Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Eurofound hosts delegation from Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 16:23 GMT

Eurofound hosted a delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs in Dublin on 20–21 February. The delegation included Jean Lambert MEP (Greens/EFA), Joëlle Mélin MEP (ENF), Laura Agea MEP (EFDD), Javi López MEP (S&D), and Lynn Boylan MEP (GUE/ NGL).

Treaty of Rome at heart of living and working in Europe

Treaty of Rome at heart of living and working in Europe

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 09:00 GMT

25 March marks 60 years since the signing of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, known as the Treaty of Rome. A seminal document, largely dedicated to economic integration and prosperity, it also enshrined the broader concepts of peace and equality