Support study

The second iteration of the support study is carried out by three organisations with extensive experience in providing research services, including data collection and multidisciplinary analysis. The study team is led by a project manager, supported by project coordinator and data steward. The team includes thematic experts in the field of platform economy and related fields relevant for the study, and a data collection and analysis team.

The study supports the Commission in running the EU Observatory of the online platform economy by providing insights on the general market trends and commercial relations between providers of online intermediation services and business users. The study also supports the work of the Expert Group by providing it evidence, data and in-depth analyses of the key trends and emerging issues in the European online platform economy.

The research conducted within both iterations of the support study is presented here.

Partner organisations

Visionary Analytics is a private research institute providing applied research, evaluation and technical assistance services for the EU institutions, international organisations and national governments since 2012. It has extensive experience in leading and successfully implementing large-scale projects, requiring strong process and content quality control in the areas of digitalisation, innovation, research and development, and SMEs among others.

Kantar is a world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. It is the leading provider of the evidence base for policymaking in governments and multilateral organisations, around the world. Kantar excels in research design, advising their clients in classical social research approaches alongside the integration of digital, non-survey and marketing science capability. Its’ deep policy and programme evaluation expertise and data collection capabilities support clients across the policy cycle, from needs assessment and formative research through to full-service programme evaluation.

  NTT DATA Europe & Latam delivers transformation and innovation to clients throughout Europe and Latin America. We support clients in their digital development through a wide range of consulting and strategic advisory services, cutting-edge technologies, applications, infrastructure, and IT modernisation. We contribute with vast experience in all sectors of economic activity and have extensive knowledge of the locations in which we operate. NTT DATA enables clients from the public and private sector, as well as society, to move confidently into the digital future. In line with the growth culture of the NTT DATA Group, everis – a trusted consultancy firm providing digital strategic services to businesses, public authorities and European & international organisations – has changed its brand name to NTT DATA in October 2021. We remain the same and as close as ever: our dynamic, growing and ambitious mindset will continue driving the projects we do in close cooperation with our clients.

Core team

Project manager

Žilvinas Martinaitis
Žilvinas Martinaitis

Visionary Analytics

Project coordinator

Audronė Sadauskaitė
Audronė Sadauskaitė

Visionary Analytics

Data steward

Aleksandr Christenko
Aleksandr Christenko

Visionary Analytics

Team members

Pijus Krūminas
Pijus Krūminas

Visionary Analytics

Ildar Daminov
Ildar Daminov

Visionary Analytics

Aurinta Garbašauskaitė
Aurinta Garbašauskaitė

Visionary Analytics

Jan Bednorz
Jan Bednorz

Visionary Analytics

Nini Gigani
Nini Gigani

Visionary Analytics

Julija Skerniškytė
Julija Skerniškytė

Visionary Analytics

Marius Mosoreanu
Marius Mosoreanu

Kantar Public

Madalina Nunu
Madalina Nunu

Kantar Public

Vlad Podobea
Vlad Podobea

Kantar Public

Raphaël De Landsheer
Raphaël De Landsheer

Kantar Public

Tatiana Zabara
Tatiana Zabara

Kantar Public

Catarina Arnaut
Catarina Arnaut

NTT DATA