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Patrizia Tullini

Full Professor

Department of Legal Studies

Academic discipline: IUS/07 Labour Law

Director of First Cycle Degree in Employment and Business Relations Consultant

Research

Keywords: Health and Safety at the Workplace ICT and Labour market Crowdworking digital workers Big Data Web Discrimination Emerging and newly identified health risks

PLUS (Platform Labour in Urban Spaces: Fairness, Welfare, Development).

Team Project Participant

 

PLUS aims to address the main features of the platform economy’s impact on work, welfare and social protection through a ground-breaking trans-urban approach. The project focuses on this specific and meaningful segment of the so-called Industry 4.0 revolution because it summarizes all main opportunities and challenges for the future of work, social innovation and a fair growth. The platform economy, indeed, is emerging as a strategic sector in terms of application of digital technologies, business investments and new jobs.

 

The project’s goal is to sketch a picture of such transformations proposing an innovative approach that identifies urban dimension as fundamental stage for measuring and evaluating social and economic impact of these innovations and for building more inclusive policies. In this way, PLUS will contribute to fill a gap both in understanding and tackling challenges posed by digitization of labour. PLUS frames a ground-breaking grid of investigation that intertwines four disruptive platforms (AirBnb, Deliveroo, Helpling and Uber) and seven European cities (Barcelona, Berlin, Bologna, Lisbon, London, Paris, Tallinn).

A multi-disciplinary legal, socio-economic, political, historical approach articulated in desk analysis, field research (both qualitative and quantitative), and action research (based on communities of practice, social laboratories and pilots-cases) will be adopted in order to foster new alternative scenarios that can contribute to promote social protection, economic development and well-being in digital labour. The project valorizes the role that different stakeholders could play in promoting and balancing such transformations.

A bottom-up approach and techniques of co-creation will be adopted to produce outputs directly impacting on policy-making, market and welfare: innovative typologies of contracts, a Chart for digital workers' rights, taxation and regulation guidelines, social enterprise pilots and educational patterns for new skills.

 

List of PLUS Participants:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA (IT)

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION (UK)

CENTRO DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS (PT)

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALEDELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA (CH)

UNIVERSITE PARIS 13 (FR)

Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (AT)

FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA (ES)

LEUPHANA UNIVERSITAT LUNEBURG (DE)

TALLINN UNIVERSITY (EE)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION (SP)

ASSOCIAZIONE BASIC INCOME NETWORK ITALIA (IT)  

FONDAZIONE GIACOMO BRODOLINI (IT)  

Stichting Fairbnb Amsterdam (NL)

SMartFr (FR)

Asociacion Coopdevs (ES)

INSTITUT SYNDICAL EUROPEEN (BE)

 

Project " Web & Work: regulation and protection of digital workers. Big Data and Algorithm on Job Evaluation"

The research project aims to analyze the form of employment that find in the web the main or exclusive tool of accomplishment.

It is evident that the web is becoming an essential element for job performance, not only in terms of operational support for data sharing, but also as a tool that allows the job relationship (for instance, cloud computing, crowdsourcing, co-working, networking).

The main goal is to understand what current legal work conditions permits crowdworking Platform to operate and which contractual forms are applied to worlers. It will consider also the impact of recent reforms in Italy in order to promote non-standard jobs.