New Forms of Work

Digital transformation increases possibilities for platform and remote work. However, the differences in labour protection and rights in platform economy and telework vary across the EU member states.

Platform economy has a potential to create many jobs in the future. Along with flexibility, platform work brings more social insecurity, inadequate working conditions and the lack of collective bargaining rights. some platforms have already significant gender pay gaps.

The Covid pandemic has proved that remote work/telework can be beneficial for both - businesses and employees, making working arrangements more flexible.

The following topics are included:

  • Platform economy
  • Telework/ Remote work
  • Collective bargaining
  • Data security
  • Worker’s surveillance
  • Gender inclusion and pay gap

Our Activites

18.10.2022 | Event, New Forms of Work

The campaign on improving working conditions in platform work is a joint project between FES Future of Work and ETUC.


13.10.2022 | Event, New Forms of Work

This online event on platform economy in Portugal, Romania, Spain and Germany took place on October 13. The recording of the event is now available in…


11.09.2022 | Event, New Forms of Work

In 2022, the PhD Summer School took place between the 7th of September and 10th of September in Berlin, Germany. The school has explored upcoming…


30.06.2022 | Event, New Forms of Work

On June 14, we presented our project “Mapping Platform Economy” and discussed in Brussels with experts the future of labour in the platform economy.


08.06.2022 | Event, New Forms of Work

This online-event on platform economy in the Nordics and Germany took place on June 8. The recording of the event is now available.


| Publication, New Forms of Work

This project sheds some lights on the complexity of platform economy by providing maps of regulatory aspects of platform work in over 30 countries.


15.05.2022 | Event, New Forms of Work

The most recent video of FES Future of Work explains what needs to change for platform workers to improve their working conditions.


14.03.2022 | Event, New Forms of Work

The PhD Summer School 2022 is organised by FES Competence Centre on the Future of Work and Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and will…


08.02.2022 | Publication, New Forms of Work

The Competence Centre 'Future of Work' published a new Toolkit on Telework. The study is available for download now.


05.10.2021 | New Forms of Work

The percentage of employees working at least occasionally from home rose to 48 % across the EU within a year of the pandemic.



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