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Platform Labour in Urban Spaces: Fairness, Welfare, Development

Objective

PLUS aims to address the main features of the platform economy’s impact on work, welfare and social protection through a ground-breaking trans-urban approach. The project focuses on this specific and meaningful segment of the so-called Industry 4.0 revolution because it summarizes all main opportunities and challenges for the future of work, social innovation and a fair growth. The platform economy, indeed, is emerging as a strategic sector in terms of application of digital technologies, business investments and new jobs. The project’s goal is to sketch a picture of such transformations proposing an innovative approach that identifies urban dimension as fundamental stage for measuring and evaluating social and economic impact of these innovations and for building more inclusive policies. In this way, PLUS will contribute to fill a gap both in understanding and tackling challenges posed by digitization of labour. PLUS frames a ground-breaking grid of investigation that intertwines four disruptive platforms (AirBnb, Deliveroo, Helpling and Uber) and seven European cities (Barcelona, Berlin, Bologna, Lisbon, London, Paris, Tallinn). A multi-disciplinary legal, socio-economic, political, historical approach articulated in desk analysis, field research (both qualitative and quantitative), and action research (based on communities of practice, social laboratories and pilots-cases) will be adopted in order to foster new alternative scenarios that can contribute to promote social protection, economic development and well-being in digital labour. The project valorizes the role that different stakeholders could play in promoting and balancing such transformations. A bottom-up approach and techniques of co-creation will be adopted to produce outputs directly impacting on policy-making, market and welfare: innovative typologies of contracts, a Chart for digital workers' rights, taxation and regulation guidelines, social enterprise pilots and educational patterns for new skills

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/taxation

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 384 778,75

Participants (14)

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 384 540
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 217 937,50
Address
Colegio S Jeronimo Praca D Dinis
3000 995 Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 221 791,25
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS 13
France
EU contribution
€ 210 125
Address
Avenue Jean-baptiste Clement 99
93430 Villetaneuse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt
Austria
EU contribution
€ 270 156,25
Address
Aspernbrueckengasse 4/5
1020 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 268 332,50
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 39
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEUPHANA UNIVERSITAT LUNEBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 343 875
Address
Scharnhorststrasse 1
21335 Luneburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 187 750
Address
Narva Road 25
10120 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 187,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIAZIONE BASIC INCOME NETWORK ITALIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 125
Address
Via Filippo De Grenet 38
00128 Roma
Activity type
Other
FONDAZIONE GIACOMO BRODOLINI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 109 810
Address
Via Solferino 32
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING FAIRBNB AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 33 343,75
Address
Lijnbaansgracht 197
1016 XA Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
SMARTFR
France
EU contribution
€ 37 500
Address
75 Rue Leon Gambetta
59000 Lille
Activity type
Other
ASOCIACION COOPDEVS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 125
Address
Carrer Roger De Flor 297 5 4
08025 Barcelona
Activity type
Other