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Study to gather evidence on the working conditions of platform workers

Client: EC DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Duration: January 2019  -  December 2019

Partners: CEPS (Lead), EFTHEIA and HIVAKULeuven 

Geographic coverage: EU MS + EEA Countries

This  project includes a comprehensive gathering and review of existing information and evidence as well as  specific field work and consultations, in order to provide a structured mapping of possible working conditions and social protection challenges that arise from the specific features that characterize platform workers. The study will also classify information as regards the latest policy and legislative/regulatory or legal developments in the EU and Iceland and Norway, which directly or indirectly aim at addressing the employment conditions and social protection of platform workers.

Finally, a legal analysis of a selected number of EU pieces or areas of legislation (and case-law) to reflect on their relevance and application in the specific case of platform workers will also be undertaken.

The combined analysis of EU and national developments and policy frameworks regarding platform work should assist in identifying challenges that would potentially call for EU action.

European Social Affairs, Management and Communication
Research, policy analysis, training, capacity-building, information sharing and communication activities
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