Tag: on demand economy

OpenDoors MED Sharing: some conclusions and points to continue working

OpenDoors MED Sharing: some conclusions and points to continue working

OpenDoors MED Sharing project is finishing and its the moment to writte some conclusions. As we have analyzed and seen during this project, the Sharing and collaborative economy is an excellent opportunity for Mediterranean regions to deliver services in a more decentralized, sustainable and cost-effective way based on trust and citizen-producer confidence. Always, of course, […]

Another judicial defeat for Uber, again from the European Court of Justice.

Another judicial defeat for Uber, again from the European Court of Justice.

Following last December’s court ruling, which responded to a consultation by Spain, in which the European Court of Justice stated that the Uber platform was not an intermediary between customers and drivers, but a main provider of the service, a further judicial setback seems to further complicate the legal fit of the application in Europe, […]

The collaborative economy will grow by 2,000% in 10 years, a Spanish study says

The collaborative economy will grow by 2,000% in 10 years, a Spanish study says

This is the projection made by the study `Platforms of Collaborative Economics: A Global View’ of the Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitality and written by the researchers Albert Beltran i Cangròs and María del Pilar Leal (IDITUR Institute). The study is available here. Among other conclusions, the study details that between 2013 and 2015, […]

What is the contribution of the collaborative economy to job creation?

What is the contribution of the collaborative economy to job creation?

One of the main issues regarding the social impact of digital platforms is their contribution in terms of employment generation and job opportunities. As we have already pointed out in previous posts, several studies, such as the EU report The Social Protection of Workers in the Platform Economy, establish an important inter-relationship between work on […]