Cross-border Assessment 2022

Dossier 2: Cross-border effects of the EU proposal for a directive on platform workers

Dr. Saskia Montebovi

Prof. Dr. Marjon Weerepas

Today, more than 28 million people in the EU work online through digital work platforms. By 2025, the number is expected to rise to 43 million people. In response to this fast-growing labour market and an unclear legal framework, the European Commission has proposed a directive to improve the working conditions and social rights of platform workers, require greater transparency from digital work platforms and promote the sustainable growth of these platforms. This dossier assesses the potential cross-border effects of the proposed legislation.