The European Commission is launching an Open Call for Proposals for a study to support the Observatory for the Online Platform Economy. The objective of this study is to provide robust evidence for the analytical work of the Observatory.

The online platform economy is fundamentally and rapidly changing. Given the breadth of issues associated with it, there is a need for a continuous monitoring of evolutions, so as to inform policy-making and, as appropriate, underpin targeted policy measures. Therefore, alongside with the Commission’s regulatory proposal, a group of experts for the Observatory on the Online Platform Economy has been set up by a Commission Decision of 26 April. It will support the work of the Commission's EU Observatory on the Online Platform Economy. The Observatory is composed of the expert group and a dedicated team of Commission officials whose main task will be to monitor and analyse the developments in the online platform economy to enable informed and flexible policy making at Union level.

It is essential to provide the EU Observatory with robust evidence and tools to carry out its analytical work.  This study should therefore provide the Commission with evidence as regards the evolution of the online platform economy and the key emerging issues in particular in the practices between online intermediation services and online search engines and, respectively, their business users and corporate website users. 

For more details please see the tender specifications.

Here is the link to the e-Tendering website

  • where you will find all the relevant information for this call;
  • where you will find how your questions may be addressed.

Deadline for submitting your offer: 19/09/2018 at 15:00 CET

Opening of the offers: 21/09/2018 at 10:30 CET

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