Increasing the labour market relevance of VET provision and reducing skills mismatches and shortages in the new booming "Sharing Economy" sector.


The sharing economy has had a positive impact on tourism as well as a negative one. Its advocates think that it provides easy access to a wide range of services that are often of higher quality and more affordable than those provided by traditional business counterparts. Critics, on the other hand, claim that the sharing economy provides unfair competition, reduces job security, avoids taxes and poses a threat to safety, health and disability compliance standards. The response to the sharing economy remains fragmented in the EU. Some activities have been regulated at local level. (…) The Commission has announced that it plans to assess the role of platforms in order to see if any changes or new legislation is needed.” source : tment.html?reference=EPRS_BRI%282015%29568345


“The sharing economy is a fact. It is likely to increase in importance. It impacts the tourism industry as many sharing economy platforms are tourism related. The sharing economy has advantages and disadvantages to global competitiveness, seasonality, sustainability, accessibility, some of the main goals of EU tourism policy.(…)

The strong development of for-profit platforms in tourism causes trouble in the form of

legal and regulatory challenges and conflict with established (tourism) enterprises.” source :STUDY Research for tran committee – tourism and the sharing economy ; challenges and opportunities for the EU


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