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Platform Work – and its Regulations


This project addresses the need for new regulations regarding platform work.

Platform workers provide services through online platforms such as Uber (taxi), Helpling (cleaning) and Deliveroo (food delivery). Platforms give workers flexibility, but platform workers lack social protection and income security. The control platforms exert over platform workers is at odds with their status as self-employed and has prompted hearings and lawsuits.

This project addresses the need for new regulations regarding platform work. In collaboration with Statistics Netherlands (CBS), ministries, and employee and employer organizations, the researchers develop an evidence base, policy options and implementation guidelines regarding platform work, focusing on the public values of decent work, social protection, non-discrimination, privacy and cyber security.

Project Lead

Utrecht University

Financed by


Research Partners

Maastricht University, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Project Partners

Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy (EZK), Ministry of Finance (MinFin), Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment (SZW), FNV, the Social and Economic Council (SER), Stibbe, Helpling, Werkspot, ABU, Municipality of Amsterdam, TNO, WRR, Forget the Box and Radicand.

Gepubliceerd door  Faculteit Digitale Media en Creatieve Industrie 2 december 2022

Project Info

Startdatum 03 jan 2022
Einddatum 01 dec 2027