In its plenary vote on February 2, the European Parliament approved the report on the platform work directive, proposed by the European Commision. It represents a significant milestone after months of negotiations, but there is still a long way to go before the directive gets approved. The Council of the European Union is expected to adopt its own position and thereby enable the closing trialogue (Commission, Parliament and Council) on the final text.
We invite researchers, business leaders, trade union representatives, independent experts, and policy makers to react to the report through short blog posts. We strive to have an evaluation of the platform work directive report approved by the Parliament, collect different views stemming from actors’ own position (e.g., being a company, trade union etc.), and hear perspectives on what should be done going forward to advance good quality work and working conditions in the platform economy.
The debate around the report in the Parliament and its Committee on Employment and Social Affairs was portrayed through opposed political and ideological views that may have left room for a broader, all-encompassing analysis of the report text. We hope to fill this gap by providing illuminating insights.
Blogs are part of our effort to provide a variety of actors with an opportunity to share their expertise and engage in informed and evidence-based dialogue. Whether you come from a think tank, union, company, or academia, your voice is a valuable input for all the actors with a stake in the debate.
BLOG SUBMISSION PROCESS
We are accepting blog articles prepared by an individual or a team (800-1,000 words) by 23:59 CET on March 27.
The blog articles should address some of the topics related to the platform work directive in the context of:
the EU trialogue,
upcoming Member States implementation, or
potential legal spillovers to non-EU countries.
More specifically, the blogs could examine one of the following topics:
the Directive in the context of the European Pillar of Social Rights,
the implications for Social Europe,
analogies and differences between the Commissions and the Parliament’s versions,
the presumption of employment revisited,
the new rules on automated monitoring and decision-making,
a new path for more accountable cooperation among and within countries.
The blogs should provide policy pointers that will lead to improvements of workers’ livelihoods. They are intended to inspire and inform policy makers, industry and trade unions leaders, public policy professionals, researchers, and activists.
You can submit your contributions to email@example.com with the subject line: Blog Contribution_Platform Regulation by March 27, 2023.
Our editorial board will review all received blogs on the criteria of originality, clarity, and factual validity. Authors of selected blogs may be asked for certain changes, keeping the main arguments intact.
The selected blogs will be published on the Reshaping Work’s website and Medium channel in the first half of April 2023.
The focus of the call is a legal instrument and its potential consequences; yet it is important to prepare the blog in language that is accessible to non-legal experts.
If you want to support your case/view with external sources, please use hyperlinks in the text. If you want to do it with an illustrative figure or chart, please send us the file along the blog article.
Include your full name, affiliation, and social media handles – it will help us advertise your article.
You want to contribute, but you have never written a blog? Check out an LSE guide or a post at SmartBlogger.
ABOUT RESHAPING WORK
Reshaping Work is a non-profit organisation that envisions the future of work in which digital innovations enable good quality, decent, and equitable work and where industry leaders work hand in hand with other actors to create the future that provides prosperity for all. We are committed to work for impact, adhering to inclusivity and diversity.