Work ahead: labour in the platform economy

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - Competence Centre on the Future of Work and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in cooperation with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) warmly invite you to the joint in-person event:

“Work ahead: labour in the platform economy” on 14 June 2022 (12.30-5.30p.m.) in Brussels.

The FES Competence Centre on the Future of Work is about to launch the results of an international research project Online Platforms and Platform Work that aims to capture the existing platform economy landscape in over 30 countries in Europe. The results will be accessible in the form of interactive maps, factsheets and a report.

The event will be an opportunity to gather stakeholders around a discussion on the legislative process to improve the conditions of workers in digital labour platforms and the employment aspects of the AI Act. At the same time, it is an occasion to look ahead: the platform economy is a harbinger of changes that increasingly affect all workers; from stagnating wages and the fragmentation of labour to the increasing use digital tools for surveillance. What are elements of a progressive agenda to address these challenges?

After a keynote on the challenges for labour in the digital economy, and a brief presentation of the outcomes of the FES project on Online Platforms and Platform Work in Europe, we invite you to take part in one of three the thematical roundtables on the ways platforms operate and treat their workers :

  1. FEPS-Roundtable: Slave to the algorithm? Strategies to empower labour in the digital workplace.
  2. ETUC-Roundtable: Employers without obligations? Let’s not give Uber (and others) an easy ride!
  3. FES-Roundtable: Who are the platform workers? Role of migration and gender.

The next steps will be discussed in a concluding session with policy-makers, based on the findings of the roundtables.


Please download the agenda here.


La Tricoterie – Fabrique de liens
Rue Theodore Verhaeghen 158
1060 Brussels



Please Note

There is no registration confirmation. We will send you an offical confirmation and reminder beginn of June.

If you have any questions please contact: oliver.philipp(at)


Please note: the choice of roundtable is not binding but gives us a first impression and fasciliates the planning. It is no problem to choose later another roundtable.
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