The 19th and 20th of October 2017, academics, policymakers, business leaders and platform workers came together to experience the future of work and find ways to shape it.

The University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with shareNL and Leiden University, convened this group of people during a two-day conference held in Amsterdam. This international and multidisciplinary conference offered a vibrant space to collectively rethink work in the platform economy. Participants got the latest insights, not only from policymakers, academics and business leaders, but also from gig workers themselves.



Themes discussed include, but were not restricted to: 

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The current state of the labour market in Europe and changes brought about by the platform economy

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Online reputation and the challenges of labour markets controlled by algorithms


New/emerging platform business models and organizational forms (e.g. cooperatives)

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Policy: How can we safeguard job security and social justice in an increasingly flexible labor market?