Deliverables

SHINE project website

Timing: January – June 2020

Typology: Website

Language: Spanish and English

Person/team in charge: University of Valencia.

Brief description: The objective of the website is to promote the different activities and the SHINE project itself as well as provide visibility to related issues within the institutions participating in the Jean Monnet Action and outside, acting as a useful technical tool for policy makers, researchers, mayors, city officers, to ensure continuous professional updating. All information, including all the materials taught, will be made available to interested students, administrators, city officers and general public. Within the website there will be a “Virtual Data Room” (VDR); this will be a virtual container where it will be possible to collect and download all the materials (teaching materials and other) and chat online with researchers and team members. The website will be linked to social networks (Facebook and Twitter) in order to increase its visibility.

Administrative Guidelines to avoid Gender Discrimination in the Sharing Economy

Timing (estimated): January – June 2021

Typology: Website.

Language: English.

Person/team in charge: University of Valencia.

Brief description: This deliverable intends to produce and publish a list of Guidelines to Public Administrations on gender discrimination and the sharing economy in order to: identify possible risks and events that may lead to gender discrimination in the different markets where the sharing economy has been implemented; focus on apparently neutral forms of automated decision-making in digital markets which can inadvertently, through the use of proxy variables, end up discriminating women; list the different regulatory solutions implemented in different countries to prevent or to diminish those risks; assess the effects of the different implemented remedies, identifying the empirical studies and academic evaluations on the matter; issue administrative guidelines, offering regulatory templates to address risks of gender discrimination.

Partial result of Research Activity: 4 (“A legal administrative framework for algorithmic discrimination”).

Proposal of Bill of Rights for Digital Workers in a New Economy

Timing (estimated): January – June 2021

Typology: Didactic materials; Website.

Language: English.

Person/team in charge: University of Valencia.

Brief description: The idea behind this proposal is to offer to students and young people a Guide of their traditional rights, but adapted to current times, and the new job opportunities that the sharing economy offer.

Partial result of Research Activity: 5 (“Working conditions of platform workers: The Youtuber and Instagrammer’s case”)

Best Practices Guide on Conflict Management and Public Policy in the Transport Sector

Timing (estimated): January – June 2022

Typology: Database; Book/e-Book.

Language: English.

Person/team in charge: University of Barcelona.

Brief description: The conflict between taxi-drivers and transportation network companies raises many questions which need to be dealt with urgently. The Guide will be able to explain this issue from the European perspective and based on case studies, it will clarify why some public policies were more effective in managing this conflict, while others made it even worse. The Guide will provide answers to question on who, what and how should be regulated based on some specific criteria. Overall, the Guide will help Public Administrations across Europe to propose public policy responses to private sector innovation in the transport sector.

Guide of Assessments of the Effects of Sharing Economy: Regulatory Approaches in the Reduction of Inequalities and other Social Impacts

Timing (estimated): January – June2022.

Typology: Virtual platform; Book/e-Book.

Language: English.

Person/team in charge: University of Valencia.

Brief description: With this deliverable, we intend to produce a corpus of analyses and assessments on the impact of the different regulatory choices in digitally brokered markets implemented in the European Union, especially in relation to economic efficiency and social inequalities. The objective is to offer a complete data-base of previous experiences and a legal, social and economic evaluation of the impact of different regulatory approaches in order to influence decision-making across the European Union, favouring informed decisions at the local, regional and State levels.

Partial result of Research Activity: 1 (“Algorithms, Inequalities and the Digital Economy”)

Proposal for a Legal Design Manifesto on “Brighter patterns” to fight discrimination in the sharing economy

Timing (estimated): January – June 2022

Typology: Best practices and recommendations directed to sharing economy platforms’ operators (dissemination through website).

Language: English.

Person/team in charge: Catholic University of Louvain.

Brief description: The Manifesto aims to formulate principles and recommendations directed to operators of sharing economy platforms for developing choice architectures and rating mechanisms that will help to reduce the risk of discrimination. As an annex to the Manifesto we will list a catalogue of the identified “dark patterns” (strategies that, exploiting bias and heuristics, can potentially lead to discrimination) and “bright patterns” (good practices and virtuous examples). This deliverable will be based on research activity #3 dedicated to the study and analysis of best practices for reducing discriminatory factors in the sharing economy.

Partial result of Research Activity: 3 (“Digital Discrimination in the Sharing Economy: Pitfalls and Legal design Strategies for online Platforms”)