THE DEFINITION OF WORKER IN THE PLATFORM ECONOMY. EXPLORING WORKERS’ RISKS AND REGULATORY SOLUTIONS
This research, which is funded by the European Economic and Social Committee, aims to contribute to the debates on platform workers’ risks and regulatory solutions. The research explores, first, the defining features of platform work in terms of prevalence, socio-demographic characteristics, algorithmic management and working conditions. Secondly, the research compares national responses to the emergence of platform work developed in Finland, Germany, Hungary and Spain. Thirdly, the research proposes a legal response aiming to improve labour rights and social protections for platform workers and other non-standard workers, based on the development of an EU definition of worker.