“With the digital transition, the precise definition of the future of work (its social and human dimensions) requires urgent attention. Recent policymaking developments tell us a little more about whether the institutions of the European Union are ready to engage in this crucial endeavour.


On 9 December 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal for a legislative initiative on the working conditions of platform workers. On the same day, it also proposed a series of Guidelines that would allow a redefinition of the scope of the application of EU competition law so as to enable collective bargaining among self-employed workers. In the meantime, the AI Act has also been working its way through the legislative pipeline.”