Tag: online platforms

What is the role of cities regarding Sharing economy platforms?

What is the role of cities regarding Sharing economy platforms?

Cities around the world have been asking themselves what is the way to respond to the impact of collaborative economy digital platforms. Platforms such as Uber, Lyft or Cooltra (Scooter rental platform, take a look here) pose challenges in terms of urban mobility, while others such as AirBNB do with respect to tourism and the configuration of […]

‘Strong association between platform work and precarity’, EU report says

‘Strong association between platform work and precarity’, EU report says

“There is a strong association between platform work and precarity”, this is one of the main conclusions of “The Social Protection of Workers in the Platform Economy” (available here), a report from the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee made public in January 2018, which reflects the current state of knowledge and certain evolution […]