Support study

The four organisations carrying out the support study have extensive experience in undertaking scientific research, data gathering and multi-disciplinary analysis. The study team is led by a project manager and scientific advisor, and includes thematic experts in the field of platform economy and related fields.

The study provides the Commission and the expert group with evidence in relation to the evolution of the online platform economy and key emerging issues.

The research conducted by the study team is presented here.

Partner organisations

Since 2001, PPMI has successfully completed more than 300 applied policy research and advisory projects that contributed to evidence-based decision making in the European public sector and beyond. Its clients include EU institutions such as the European Commission and the European Parliament, as well as other organisations such as the OECD, UNICEF, and EU decentralised agencies including Cedefop and Eurofound.

Open Evidence is a research and consulting firm standing at the intersection of technology and society, working on social and behavioural sciences, ICT and data science to facilitate informed decision making in a wide variety of areas. It delivers theory-based and empirically robust, practical insights for innovative and inclusive policies and strategies stemming from social and behavioural sciences, and informs evidence-based decisions by public and private sector organisations aimed at tackling some of the world’s major challenges.

The German Economic Institute (German: Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln e.V. (IW)) is a private economic research institute in Germany, which promotes a liberal economic and social order. The German Economic Institute is based in Cologne, Germany, with additional offices in Berlin, and Brussels. Founded in 1951, the IW implements analyses on economic and social policy issues. As a think tank, it combines research, consultancy and communication services.

RAND Europe is a not-for-profit research organisation whose mission is to help improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. With offices in Belgium (Brussels) and the UK (Cambridge), RAND Europe has significant experience in conducting and managing projects for the European Commission and other European institutions, including several European Commission DGs.

Core team

Project manager

Scientific advisor