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Platform Economy

Online platforms help organize and delegate labour to complete specific tasks in a manner which promises to increase in productivity and efficiency, as well as expand the horizons of those employed by the platform. What differentiates the platform economy from other economic sectors, and what risks and opportunities does it present?


Power and cooperation


The Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is launching a new one-year programme focusing on how power structures and cooperation structures are shifting in the course of society's digital transformation.


The Policy Lab on YouTube

Follow the Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society on YouTube. Currently, on our channel you can find the videos from our re:publica sessions along with a lot of other content.

»We must continue to invest in research and technology transfer on a large scale, but we must also provide orientation for the whole process and set policies to shape the strategy. In the development and use of artificial intelligence, our focus is on human beings and the benefits to society.«
Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

What is the Policy Lab about?


The Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society from the BMAS has started work in October 2018. It is a new, interdisciplinary and agile organisational unit that observes technological, economic and social trends and helps to shape change together with academia, business and social partners.

The Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society on Twitter

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