Europe’s Collaborative Economy

Bike-sharing pack

William Echikson / Jesse Goldberg
Centre for European Policy Studies - CEPS, 2020
Level: advanced
Perspective: Other
Topic: Crises, Innovation & Technology, Institutions, Governments & Policy, Labour & Care
Format: Policy Paper & Advocacy

Ride-hailing, home-sharing, meal-delivery, and other forms of digitally powered task-sharing are creating jobs and growth in Europe – and significant policy challenges. What should be the responsibilities of these new platforms, how should workers be classified, and how can insurers and others provide services to this new type of economic activity? Above all, what Europe-wide rules are required for the single market to work for the collaborative economy?

Comment from our editors:

Collaborative Economy is developing and progressing quickly with the Covid crisis and work digitization. But platforms legal status as either internet society platforms or as transport or accommodation providers remains unclear. How to regulate this new economy?


This work was produced by CEPS Task Force. CEPS Task Forces are structured dialogues among experts, namely policymakers, diplomats, industry representatives, NGOs, scholars, politicians (current and former), and other specialists who come together for a number of meetings to discuss a topic of policy relevance. The aim is to consider the issue from a multidisciplinary perspective and propose policy recommendations based on the discussions, which generally take place under the Chatham House rule.  

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