Collaborative economics refers to a set of practices, models, and platforms (websites or applications) that offer individuals access to goods and services through collaborative platforms.
According to a 2019 survey on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) among individuals and in households, 21 percent of individuals aged 16 to 74 in the European Union have used websites or applications to book accommodation from another person in the previous period since 12 months. Online transportation service arrangements were less popular - only 8 percent of individuals used an app or website to purchase transportation services from another person in the same period.
Most respondents used dedicated websites or applications, but other websites or applications (including those from social networks) were also used.
Among the Member States of the European Union, countries where online peer-to-peer transactions for accommodation services were most popular were Luxembourg (46%), Ireland (34%) and Malta (30%). Such transactions are least popular in the Czech Republic (5%), Cyprus (5%) and Latvia (8%). The citizens of Croatia are approximately in the middle of the list with 19 place.
Online peer to peer bookings of transport services are most popular in Estonia (29%), Ireland (26%) and Malta (25%), while the lowest share is recorded in Bulgaria, Greece and Cyprus (all 2%). In terms of transport services, Croatia is in 6th place with 22 place online peer to peer transportation arrangements.
You can find more about the Eurostat survey HERE.
Source / photo: Eurostat; European Comission