Unconditional Basic Income Europe

Thomas Paine

Payments were to go to every person, rich or poor, healthy or disabled. It is a right, and not a charity, that I am pleading for.

Brian Eno

Basic income is an idea that says: we believe that all people are potentially creative and should be given the chance to express that.

Naomi Klein

That’s why I talk about basic income: there has to be a stronger social safety net, because when people don’t have options, they’re going to make bad choices.

Götz Werner

Our mistake in thinking is that income is the payment of work. In fact, the reverse is true: the income is the prerequisite of work. Because we have an income, we can work.

Our Mission

 

Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) is an international network connecting activists and initiatives from 25 countries. We advocate for the implementation of Basic Income in Europe and its recognition as a Universal Human Right. As a result of our efforts, basic income is now entering the policy agenda in many European countries and on a European Union (EU) level. Together with you, we want to push this development even further.

Liverpool Council passes motion to pilot Basic Income 

A call for Liverpool to be the first English city to test a Universal Basic Income (UBI) was discussed at the City Council meeting 19 September. The motion, calling for Liverpool to pilot UBI 'under the next Labour Government' passed easily, although the leader of...

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The EYE has passed!

What should the EU prioritise when responding to the future of work? As Universal Basic Income supporters, we couldn't have anticipated better turnout at the European Youth Event 2018. On June 1-2 every two years, some 8000 participants rush through the gates of the...

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Positions – Debates – Ideas

Liverpool Council passes motion to pilot Basic Income 

A call for Liverpool to be the first English city to test a Universal Basic Income (UBI) was discussed at the City Council meeting 19 September. The motion, calling for Liverpool to pilot UBI 'under the next Labour Government' passed easily, although the leader of...

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Basic income is not left or right, it’s forward

As the public debate on basic income grows, so too does interest in public opinion on basic income policy. Hence, the Dalia Research surveys on basic income support, the Ipsos Mori Survey (UK) and most recently, the last round of the European Social Survey, have all...

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A Liberal Euro-Dividend

Reflecting on the critical global challenges that we are soon to confront, it is important to consider the repercussions that an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) for all European citizens would have for entrepreneurship, progress, fairness and sustainability, and to...

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Meet our activists

Anja Askeland

Anja Askeland

Vice-Chair

“Unconditional Universal Basic Income is the best policy to realize Article 25 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

Aurélie Hampel

Aurélie Hampel

Secretary

“I believe in the potential of Unconditional Basic Income to reduce suffering at work and mental health issues by offering the power for each individual to organise its own life.”

Barb Jacobson

Barb Jacobson

Press Officer

“Basic Income beautifully combines the strands of my current and previous work into one key demand.”

Meet our activists

Anja Askeland

Anja Askeland

Vice-President

“Unconditional Universal Basic Income is the best policy to realize Article 25 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

Aurelie Hampel

Aurelie Hampel

Secretary

“I believe in the potential of UBI to reduce suffering at work and mental health issues by offering the power for each individual to organise its own life.”

Barb Jacobson

Barb Jacobson

Press Officer

“Basic Income beautifully combines the strands of my current and previous work into one key demand”