Platform work – and its regulations (PlatWork-R)



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Future events

17 April 2024, Utrecht, The Netherlands

PlatWork-r PhD School, Utrecht University, Utrecht. More information:

24-25 October 2024, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Reshaping Work conference 2024, sponsored by PlatWork-R

Past events

20-21 February 2024, Future of Work: rethinking workers’ rights in the digital age, ETUI conference, Brussels, Belgium

Presentation by Gabriël van Rosmalen and many others. Recording available via this link (Gabriël’s presentation starts at 2h06m54)

5 February 2024, Annual Day, PlatWork-r consortium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Presentations by Koen Frenken, Wendy Smits, Kurt Vandaele, Gabriël van Rosmalen and Lex Mandos and discussion with stakeholders. Key themes of the day: i. CBS-data on platform workers and platforms, ii. willingness to unionize among platform workers, iii. collective labour agreements between platform workers and platforms.

14 November 2023, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Book launch (in Dutch): Tim Christiaens (2023) De Kluseconomie. Voor uitbuiting: klik ‘aanvaard’. School of Governance, Utrecht University.

1 December 2023, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tinbergen Institute Workshop on Platform Economics, Venue: Tinbergen Institute, Gustav Mahlerplein 117, Amsterdam. With talks by Julian Wright (National University of Singapore), Lucia Bonova (European Commission Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP)) and Paul Tang (European Parliament).

9-11 October 2023, Berlin, Germany

Mirte van Hout (UU, PhD student, PlatWork-r) presented her paper on platformization in the Dutch mental health sector on the 6th conference of the International Network on Digital Labor ( in Berlin, 9-11 October.

22-23 May 2023, Vienna, Austria

International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (IWSE), Vienna. Koen Frenken gave a keynote on the development of the sharing economy from different perspectives. Full program available here. The following emerging topics for future research and practice were identified: sharing in rural areas, offline sharing, B2B sharing, transferability of knowledge across different contexts, new regulatory approaches, inclusivity, cooptation practices, and sharing and circularity. The 2024 edition of IWSE will be organised by Vadim Grinevich at the School of Management, University of Bradford, UK.

17 January 2023, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Kickoff event NWO NWA PlatWork-r with all stakeholders. Presentations by Hanneke Bennaars (Allen & Overy), Anna Gerbrandy (Utrecht University) and Koen Frenken (Utrecht University).

12 January 2023, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Academic workshop ‘Platform Economy’, with presentations by Damion Bunders (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Rense Corten (Utrecht University), Andrea Herrmann (Radboud University Nijmegen), Nikos Koutsimpogiorgos (Utrecht University), Vili Lehdonvirta (University of Oxford) and Juliet Schor (online) (Boston College).

13-14 October 2022, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Reshaping Work 2022, sponsored by PlatWork-R. Special panel debate on ‘Platforms and Regulatory Landscapes’, chaired by Koen Frenken (Utrecht University). Watch here.