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 key players in trade union environment:
- Alma Mater Studiorum-Universita di Bologna
- The University of Hertfordshire Higher Education Corporation
- Centro de Estudos Sociais
- Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana
- Universite Paris 13
- Forshungs-und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt
- Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
- Leuphana Universitat Lunenburg
- Tallinn University
- Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
- Associazione Basic Income Network Italia
- Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini
- Stichting Fairbnb Amsterdam
- Asociacion Coopdevs
- Institut Syndical Europeen
Project PLUS partners
The PLUS project has received funding from the H2020 programme for research of the European Commission. PLUS’s principal aim is to analyse the impact of the gig economy on work, welfare and social protection in seven European cities: Barcelona, Berlin, Bologna, Lisbon, London, Paris, and Tallinn. Through a ground-breaking trans-urban approach, it will study labour conditions, welfare and logistical practices in four platforms: AirBnb, Deliveroo, Helpling and Uber that have been growing steadily during the past years.
As a result of these investigations, we want to obtain recommendations, guidelines, new proposals… on tax guidelines, social policies, labour working conditions, educational patterns, administrative regulation, work-life balance and gender dimension.
Summarizing project PLUS is expected to have a Europe-wide impact on policy making on digital labour in a period when the gig economy is emerging as a strategic sector for the development of digital technologies, business investment and job creation.