PLATFORM WORK AND GENDER EQUALITY by FGB onsite (also remotely available)

PLUS partner Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini invites you to the event “PLATFORM WORK AND GENDER EQUALITY”, (Italian speakers). ONSITE EVENT but remotely available, at Milano Luiss Hub, Via Massimo D’Azeglio, 3 Milano. 29 marzo, ore 12-14 CET Follow the link to register: https://bit.ly/3pJ0fSD   The Networking Lunch will not be remotely available.   PROGRAMMA (available here) Ore 11:30 […]

PLATFORM WORK AND GENDER EQUALITY by FGB online

PLUS partner Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini invites you to the ONLINE event “PLATFORM WORK AND GENDER EQUALITY”. 25 March 2022 (12:00-13:00) CET English Speakers. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/35Ohrzj   This is the programme: PLATFORM WORK AND GENDER EQUALITY –Moderator Barbara De Micheli, Head of social Justice Unit – Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini –Introduction Addressing the main features […]

CES-UC and UNIBO at PLATFORM LABOUR in URBAN SPACES (Lisboa)

Our PLUS members CES-UC and University of Bologna are part of the event PLATFORM LABOUR in URBAN SPACES, at CIUL – Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa (25 March 2022) Event Organised by  Platform Labour in Urban Spaces: PLUS  & Associação Portuguesa de Economia Política, ST Território. Programme available here 14.30-15.00: welcome Franco Tomassoni (Centro de Estudos […]

FROM CITIES TO EUROPE: INNOVATING LABOUR, WELFARE AND POLICIES IN THE PLATFORM ECONOMY. 3 Seminars.

FROM CITIES TO EUROPE: INNOVATING LABOUR, WELFARE AND POLICIES IN THE PLATFORM ECONOMY H2020 project PLUS Final Conference.  24 February, 7 and 14 March 2022.  Online. Downloadable programme.    Downloadable flyer. Since the PLUS project started 3 years ago, the platform economy has grown constantly and inexorably all around the globe. The digitalization of labour and services […]

Platform capitalism in the age of the health crisis. 25th Jan 2022.

PLUS Project French Team shares the study day, at the University of Strasbourg (MISHA) (25 January 2022) organised by the SAGE laboratory, the Strasbourg Labour Institute and the H2020 Platform Labour and Urban Spaces (PLUS) project, on the theme of “Platform capitalism in the age of the health crisis. Economic models, algorithmic control and working […]

PLUS Workshop “Platform Labour in European Cities”

PLUS project Berlin team is pleased to invite you to the first PLUS final workshop on Thursday, February 24th from 15.00 to 16.30 CET. This workshop is the first of a series of 3 events, in which the following topics will be discussed: 1-Platform Labour in European Cities. 2-Strategies and Practices to Regulate Platforms. 3-Social […]

Platform labour and social reproduction Workshop

Our PLUS partners Laurent Baronian (CEPN-CNRS) and Aurore Koechlin (CEPN-CNRS) invite you to: Platform labour and social reproduction Workshop. The event will take place on the 14th of february at Campus Condorcet, âtiment derecherche Nord, Rez-de-chaussée, Salle 0.007. From 9:30h to 16:00h. Due to the current sanitary conditions, to attend the workshop, please write to […]

The PLUS Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on digital platforms

The course presents an overview and some in-depth information about the emerging phenomenon of digital platforms. The process of platformization is profoundly investing global societies from a wide range of perspectives. Platforms are transforming the world of labour and economies more broadly, are disrupting consolidated institutional arrangements, are positing new challenges and threats. This MOOC […]

Guidelines for policy makers on socioeconomic larger impact on urban economies

In this post  we summarize the results from the work carried out in the Deliverable 3.4 called “Guidelines for policy makers on socioeconomic larger impact on urban economies”. That deliverable, that can be found here, analyses the state of the art, develop policy recommendations, and discuss possible scenarios of urban governance of the platform economy […]

PLUS project results discussed at a SopoLab at the Ministry of Social Affairs to 40 policy makers, in Tallinn.

On the 16th of December Marge Unt and Kairit Kall from Tallinn University introduced and discussed the results of PLUS project at a SopoLab at the Ministry of Social Affairs to 40 policy makers. In the background of the proposed Directive by the European Commission on 9th December, the platform labour and related rights is […]

Le sfide della società delle piattaforme

Le sfide della società delle piattaforme Giornata conclusiva del progetto H2020 PLUS Aula Ardigò di Palazzo Hercolani Strada Maggiore 45, Bologna 2 dicembre 2021 The challenges of the platform society (in Italian) Dissemination and discussion of the H2020 PLUS project.  Ardigò Hall of Palazzo Hercolani Strada Maggiore 45, Bologna 2nd December 2021 The Horizon 2020 […]

Platform Labour in European Cities: Dimensions, Working Conditions and Perspectives

Platform Labour in European Cities: Dimensions, Working Conditions and Perspectives. Framed within the initiative “FORBA-Fachgespräche“. Date: Nov 30, 2021, 5pm-6:30 pm, online. PLUS partners FORBA and Humboldt University of Berlin present key findings of the PLUS research. Bernhard Saupe presents results from a representative online survey comparing demand for platform-mediated taxi rides, meal delivery, cleaning […]

Roundtable on alternative platforms

Our partner Laurent Baronian, from Université Sorbonne PAris Nord, participated (3rd Nov 2021) in a roundtable on alternative platforms on behalf of PLUS. This roundtable closes a conference dedicated to present the results of project on alternative platform models funded by the French ministry of employment. Here is the link of the program : https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/PROGRAMME_TAPAS/page/seminaire_cloture  […]

PLUS at Summer School organized by the Horizon 2020 project Beyond 4.0

Unibo members participated to the Summer School organized by the Horizon 2020 project Beyond 4.0 (1-4 June 2021) and gave a speech presenting results from the researh on the impact of technologies on workers and labour process in the platform economy and emerging policies. This summer school’s main objective is to provide comprehensive training based […]

Future of work after covid-19: Opportunities and challenges of platform cooperativism.

Current pandemic has triggered a new wave of labour digitalisation. Platforms expanded, from smart working to urban services. In some cases, they assumed the role of essential infrastructures for social reproduction (e.g., food delivery sector). Nevertheless, working conditions still lack improvements in terms of rights and welfare as well as big players are reluctant to […]

Riders, el documental

Melissa Renau is a PhD candidate at Dimmons, a research group at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia. Melissa’s research aims at understanding how platform models relate to platform workers’ working conditions focusing on flexibility. Dimmons is an action-research group that closely links research with the needs of society, from training […]

“Challenging Tech: organizing, resistance & alternatives”, discussion series.

PLUS partner Valentin Niebler, form Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  was involved in the organization of  a discussion series, titled “Challenging tech – organizing, resistance & alternatives”. It is focused around the collective action of tech workers, coalitions with gig workers and the possible role of cooperatives.   First event in the series: #1 Challenging Tech: International […]

PLUS TALKS, Il lavoro nelle piattaforme digitali. Valore e skills del lavoro digitale (in Italian)

As part of the PLUS TALKS Project activity, we are pleased to share with you the information about the webinar: ————————— Il lavoro nelle piattaforme digitali. Valore e skills del lavoro digitale Mercoledì 21 aprile, 17.00-18.30 Working in digital platforms. Value and skills of digital work  Wednesday 21 April, 17.00-18.30   Programma Valore e skills […]

PLUS in the event “Platform Urbanization and impact on urban transformation and citizenship”

On 5th March 2021, our partner Filippo Bignami  (SUPSI) participated in the event  “Platform Urbanization and impact on urban transformation and citizenship”, hosted by University of GRAZ. The conference gave the opportunity to both disseminate the PLUS project and its topics in a new academic environment and deepen a project direct thematic link (platform urbanization […]

PLUS TALKS, Gender and Platform Labour 2: The platformisation of paid care, cleaning and domestic work. Online Webinar

As part of the PLUS TALKS Project activity, we are pleased to share with you to the second webinar of the serie: New Perspectives on Platform Labour. ————————— Gender and Platform Labour 2: The platformisation of paid care, cleaning and domestic work It took place on Tuesday, April the 20th 2021 (17:00h to 18:30h CET) […]

PLUS TALKS, Il lavoro nelle piattaforme digitali. Conflitti, mobilitazioni collettive e nuovi diritti nel lavoro di piattaforma (in Italian)

Il lavoro nelle piattaforme digitali. Conflitti, mobilitazioni collettive e nuovi diritti nel lavoro di piattaforma Mercoledì 24 marzo, 17.00-18.30 Work in digital platforms. Conflicts, collective mobilisations and new rights in platform work Wednesday 24 March, 17.00-18.30   Programma Conflitti, mobilitazioni collettive e nuovi diritti nel lavoro di piattaforma Moderano: Niccolò Cuppini (SUPSI – CLWS, LUCI […]

PLUS TALKS, Gender and Platform Labour 1: Reproductive labour, affect and precarity across platforms. Online Webinar

As part of the PLUS TALKS Project activity, we are pleased to invite you to the next online Webinar: Webinar Series: New Perspectives on Platform Labour Gender and Platform Labour 1: Reproductive labour, affect and precarity across platforms. March the 9th 2021  (17:00h to 18:30h CET) Kylie Jarret, Crossing the Streams: Understanding the platform economy […]

Professor Marge Unt: “What do platforms do and how does it matter for precarity of platform workers?”

Professor Marge Unt (Comparative Sociology and the Head of Institute of International Social Studies at Tallinn University) was invited for discussion her new research on platforms: What do platforms do and how does it matter for precarity of platform workers? as virtual seminar at Kent University (28th Jan 2021) This research builds on the hybrid […]

Laurent Baronian at Entreprendre en Communs (18-20 Nov, 2020)

Last 20th Nov, our partner Laurent Baronian (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord), have made a presentation (on behalf of PLUS) on platform labour and reproduction of the labour force in a conference dedicated to the commons (in French) (http://encommuns.com/). He participated in the analysis of the problem of the reproduction of labour power in capitalist platforms, […]

Ebook “La digitalizzazione del lavoro: sguardi globali, nuove forme e nuovi attriti, impatto sul lavoro sociale” by Niccolò Cuppini and Maël Dif-Pradalier.

From today you can download the e-book of Centro competenze lavoro, welfare e società (CLWS) del Dipartimento economia aziendale, sanità e sociale (DEASS) entitled “La digitalizzazione del lavoro: sguardi globali, nuove forme e nuovi attriti, impatto sul lavoro sociale” (“The digitisation of work: global glances, new forms and new frictions, impact on social work”) edited […]

“Persistence and Innovations. Platform capitalism on new terrain” presented by UNIBO at DN25 (Tyumen, Nov 12th)

Our partner, Mattia Frapporti (UNIBO) participated the Conference titled “Global Dispositives. From #Digital Revolution to the #NewSilkRoad. Infrastructures and Discursive Imaginaries of Geopolitical Realities.” (Tyumen, Nov 12th), presenting the speech “Persistence and Innovations. Platform capitalism on new terrain”, focused in these aspects: The genealogy of platform capitalism with a critic on the paradigm of the […]

Project PLUS at the International Conference on “Digital platforms and the future of work” (Lisbon, Nov 12th)

Giovanni Allegretti (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra) as Portuguese Coordinator of PLUS participated in the International Conference on “Digital platforms and the future of work” organized by CoLABOR with the support of the ILO-Lisbon (Nov 12th) with a presentation of the European PLUS Project and, in particular, of the work focusing on the […]

Covid-19 impact on Platform Economy: a preliminary outlook

With this report, PLUS consortium wants to contribute to a large debate on the role of platform economy and on how to deal with labour transformations after Covid-19 outbreak. The report tries to answer to a grid of several common questions for every city involved in PLUS project – frame the “platform economy urban background” […]

PLUS project was presented in the context of the IV conference of SISEC (Italian Society of Economic Sociology).

PLUS associates Federico Chicchi (Unibo), Emanuele Leonardi (CES) and Marco Marrone (Unibo) convened a 3-panel session titled “The Digital Factory: Platform Economy and Digital Labor between the Dissolution of the Wage-Institution and New Conventions”. The first panel was entirely composed by PLUS associates: Giorgio Pirina (CES) discussed the Uber Law in Lisbon, Stefania Animento (Leuphana […]

Round table about Labour & Digital Platforms, in the Sharing Cities Action Lab, at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2029 (SCEWC) (20th November 2019)

From 19 to 21 November, a new encounter took place at the Sharing Cities Action Lab, at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2029 (SCEWC). The goal is for the Sharing Cities Task Force and all relevant stakeholders to jointly devise a 2020 action Platform the Platform Economy and The Collaborative Economy based on the […]

PLUS in “Participatory Lab: Shaping our future in regions and cities: digitalisation, jobs, growth”

Eleni Kampouri from University of Hertfordshire  and Laurent Baronian from Université Paris 13 participated in “Participatory Lab: Shaping our future in regions and cities:  digitalisation, jobs, growth”. The event took place during the European Week of Regions and Cities: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/448_en And it was organised by the  European Commission  officer for PLUS Kerstin Wilde.

Sharing Cities Action Stand Lab at the Smart City Expo Word Congress 2019 (SCEWC).

From 19 to 21 November, a new encounter will take place at the Sharing Cities Action Stand Lab at the Smart City Expo Word Congress 2019 (SCEWC). Following last year’s Sharing Cities Summit success, in which 50 global cities worked on a Declaration of principles and commitments for the Sharing Cities, as well as more […]

Workshop on platform labour (Lisbon, 23th Oct) organized by Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, involving COLABOR.

The PLUS partner of the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (https://ces.uc.pt) organized on the 23th of October a workshop on platform labour in Lisbon, involving the researchers of COLABOR, (https://colabor.pt ) a collaborative laboratory for work, employment and social protection that involves members from academia, business, public administration and no-profit organizations. […]

PLUS project attended RC21 conference of Delhi 2019 “In and Beyond the City”

PLUS project attended RC21 conference of Delhi 2019 “In and Beyond the City”, represented by Maurilio Pirone and Mattia Frapporti (UNIBO), and Niccolò Cuppini (SUPSI). They organised a roundtable the morning of 20 september on “The Global Cahllenges of Platform Economies: A trans urban perspective”. In this occasion Mattia presented the project, Niccolò some results […]

Platform Urbanism

The intersection between urban transformations and the increasingly widespread advent of the platform (as a metaphor, as a business model, as an index of processes induced by new technologies and industry 4.0) is a crucial link in our times. Are cities becoming hardware and digital platforms in your software? Are the web and the big […]

Riding the platform

Our partner Alma Mater Studiorum – Universita Di Bologna hosts “Riding the platform. Labour regulation for platform workers. Conceptualising platform: legislative dimension”.

Critical Theories of Digital Labour con Luca Paltrinieri

The Bologna research team of PLUS organized last 6th of June a seminar with professor Luca Paltrinieri from the University of Rennes on critical theories of digital labor. (https://www.facebook.com/events/414842996034666/) Professor Paltrinieri spoke about the differences between classic capitalist firms and the disruptive model of platforms. Moreover, he rested on the growing entrepreneurship of individuals inside […]

PLUS project presentation at BEYOND4.0 summer school

PLUS project participated to the Summer School Work and Welfare in the Digital Age: what we know and what more we need to know organized by the H2020 project Beyond4.0 the 3-5 of June in San Sebastian (Spain). Maurilio Pirone and Mattia Frapporti from the Bologna research team reported the main features of the project: […]

Project PLUS: Platform Labour in Urban Spaces, Let’s start!

The kick off meeting of the project PLUS: Platform Labour in Urban Spaces: Fairness, Welfare, Development took place from the 31st Jan to the 1st Feb 2019, at the University of Bologna (Italy). An important group of partners are working together to go forward this relevant initiative, involving universities, research centers, cooperatives, unions networks and European […]

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