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Regulating platform work: How will this impact migrant workers?

The flexibility of platform work and low administrative requirements allow many migrant workers to earn a living without facing high entry barriers into the EU labour market. While being a highly heterogeneous group, migrant workers often struggle to find suitable employment in the conventional labour market due to discrimination and linguistic barriers. For some, these obstacles are compounded by the difficulty of obtaining a residence or a work permit, making them more vulnerable to exploitation. At the same time, platforms rely heavily on migrants and other marginalised workers to sustain their business model. 

In this project, the EPC’s Migration and Diversity and Social Europe and Well-Being programmes partnered up with the Competence Centre on the Future of Work of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung to examine the issues faced by many migrant workers working through platforms and explore what policy solutions they can bring to the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on improving working conditions for platform workers. This joint project will result in an EPC Policy Brief providing targeted recommendations.



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Regulating platform work: How will this impact migrant workers?
By Tommaso Grossi , Andreina De Leo - 22/05/2023


Head of European Migration and Diversity and Senior Policy Analyst
Common European Asylum System, refugee law, migrants' integration, multiculturalism, politics of migration, EU citizens rights, free movement
Policy Analyst
Labour rights, inequality, the digital economy,  economic governance,  international politics,  social protection and the welfare state

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