Platform Regulation – The Road Ahead

Blog articles on what should be done about the future of Platform Work


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.

Nonetheless, the debate around the report was portrayed through opposed political and ideological views, leaving room for a broader analysis of the report text. Thus, we invited multiple expert stakeholders 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.

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. 

The opinions and views expressed in this publication are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Reshaping Work.


Klaus Heeger

Secretary General, CESI

Gabriël van Rosmalen

PhD Candidate, Utrecht University

Filippo Grillo

PhD Candidate, Delft University of Technology

Martijn Müller


Menno Bart

Senior Manager Public Affairs, The Adecco Group

Maudie Derks

CEO, Acture Groep



Branka Andjelkovic and Tanja Jakobi

Public Policy Research Center

Diana Dovgan and Mickael Bianchin


Despoina Georgiou

PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

Karol Muszyński and Valeria Pulignano

Post Doc - Professor, KU Leuven

Justin Nogarede and Oliver Philipp

FES Competence Center on the Future of Work

Editorial Board

Uma Rani

Jovana Karanovic

Jovana Karanovic

Rotterdam School of Management and Reshaping Work
Aida Ponce Del Castillo

Aida Ponce Del Castillo

Antonio Aloisi

Antonio Aloisi

IE Law School