On 29 September 2016 the Competitiveness Council held a debate on the collaborative economy. The debate was largely grounded in the Commission communication “A European agenda for collaborative economy” issued on 2 June 2016, and was structured by means of a background document with a set of questions.
The main issues discussed by the Council were to:
- The definition of the collaborative economy
- Growth potential and risks
- Regulation of market access and fair competition
- Social policy, employee’s rights, taxation issues, regulation of safety issues and other issues of public interest
- Sectoral and country-specific approaches
- Scope for intervention at European Level
It is worth noticing that this in-depht analysis at the European level is particularly interesting for Italy, as the Italian Parliament is currently examining a draft of a law concerning the regulation of platforms that allow the temporary use of products or services and the promotion of sharing economy (A.C. 3564).