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Platform Labour in Urban Spaces: Fairness, Welfare, Development

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 822638

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.1.1.

H2020-EU.3.6.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 992 377,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 992 377,50

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

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

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

CENTRO DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 217 937,50

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 221 791,25

UNIVERSITE PARIS 13

France

EU Contribution

€ 210 125

Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 270 156,25

FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 268 332,50

LEUPHANA UNIVERSITAT LUNEBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 343 875

TALLINN UNIVERSITY

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 187 750

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 155 187,50

ASSOCIAZIONE BASIC INCOME NETWORK ITALIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 125

FONDAZIONE GIACOMO BRODOLINI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 109 810

STICHTING FAIRBNB AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 33 343,75

SMARTFR

France

EU Contribution

€ 37 500

ASOCIACION COOPDEVS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 67 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 822638

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.1.1.

H2020-EU.3.6.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 992 377,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 992 377,50

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy