Switzerland needs new ways to make sustainable use of the promising potential of the platform economy. On the one hand, platform models can make the labour market more flexible; on the other hand, the social security of platform service providers must be guaranteed. With innovative social security models, a new era of “flexicurity” can be ushered in, enabling economic growth with consistent social protection.

This discussion paper and the working group responsible for it were developed between the end of April and the beginning of August 2023 and followed from the definition of thematic priorities in the context of a strategy workshop of digitalswitzerland’s Public Affairs Committee on 12 January 2023.