Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


Platform cooperatives in the sharing economy are redefining gig work by prioritizing fair working conditions and democratic decision-making. These cooperatives focus on local, sustainable development and support eco-friendly practices and community projects, as Les Coursiers Nancéiens and Fairbnb exemplify. While prevalent in Western Europe, particularly in France, due to its cooperative-friendly legal framework, its growth is hindered by funding challenges. These cooperatives offer a sustainable alternative to traditional platform businesses, underscoring the need for policies that support social enterprises and address the competitive nature of the platform economy.

Added December 29, 2023