Basic Income Tea – Sunday Webinars

Cut off from other basic income activists due to quarantine? Excited about basic income discussed as the right tool in these times, but not sure how to help convincing decision makers? Worried which news you can trust and which not?

Join us for our new, informative and entertaining webinar series every Sunday at 5pm CEST here!

Sunday, 12 July: Community-based Global Basic Income: Can Cryptocurrencies Enable a Revolution in Poverty Reduction?

Since the beginning of 2010s, there are ideas and initiatives of private and community based basic income systems. For example, charity organization Give Direct is paying out monthly basic income to individuals in Kenya via private donations.

Another trend is that certain cryptocurrencies, meaning virtual currencies without backing from governments and central-banks, have been created with some type of basic income system. One such example is Manna Base, a project aiming for creating a decentralized and community based basic income system for every human on Earth.

The current decentralization trend with cryptocurrencies are seen as a vital part of such development is thereby enabling new possibilities and institutions. During the upcoming webinar, participants will discuss the possibility to introduce a global basic income as well as community-based systems at different levels.

  • Guests: Brandon Venetta (Mannabase), Nila Phi (SEEDS), Saraswathi Subbaraman (Circles)
  • Moderation: Vladan Lausevic (Secretary of UBIE)
  • Sunday, 12 July 2020, 5–6 pm CEST

The discussion will be live streamed above and on the UBIE social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).

If you want to join the discussion as participant in the video conferencing tool (Zoom), please register here, so we can invite you to all future editions.

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Previous editions

Sunday, 5 July: Finland’s Basic Income Trial: Failure or Success?

Basic income Tea - 5 July 2020: Finland's Basic Income Pilot: Success or Failure?
  • Guests: Olli Kangas (Professor of Practice, Department of Social Research, University of Turku) and Philippe Van Parijs (Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics, University of Louvain)
  • Moderation: Leire Rincón (Chair of UBIE)
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Sunday, 21 June: #FutureOfWork: Business, but NOT as usual

Basic Income Tea, 21 June: #FutureOfWork: Business, but NOT as usual
  • Guests: Karl Widerquist (Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University-Qatar), Margarida Botelho (UX/UI Designer, UBIE Youth Group), Joy Ponader (campaigner/strategist, Founder of Expedition Grundeinkommen)
  • Moderation: Antonis Triantafyllakis (Coordinator of the UBIE Youth Group)
  • Click here to watch the recording

Sunday, 14 June: Authoritarian Responses to Corona: Poland & Hungary

Basic Income Tea, Sunday, 14 June: Authoritarian Responses to Corona: Poland & Hungary
  • Guests: Marta Tycner (Senior Campaigner, WeMove.EU), Bence Tordai (Member of the Hungarian Parliament for the left-green Párbeszéd party)
  • Moderation: Dániel Fehér, Vice-Chair of UBIE
  • Click here to watch the recording

Sunday, 7 June: Philippe Van Parijs: “Will UBI still make sense in the post-corona world?” (pre-recorded)

Basic Income Tea, 7 June, Keynote Speech by Philippe Van Parijs: Will UBI still make sense in the post-corona world?
  • Special Edition: Keynote speech by Philippe Van Parijs (Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics, University of Louvain) at the UBIE General Assembly on 23 May, on how the Corona-crisis has influenced the public discussion about Basic Income in Europe and the political opportunities for its introduction.
  • Moderation: Dániel Fehér, Vice-Chair of UBIE
  • Click here to watch the recording

Sunday, 17 May: Basic Income, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Basic Income Tea, 17 May: Basic Income, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
  • Guests: Gabriela Cabaño (anthropologist at LSE, Chilean Network for Basic Income), Nicole Teke (UBI activist at MFRB, policy advisor in the French Senate), Martin Jordö (journalist, economic spokesperson of the Swedish Feminist Party)
  • Moderation: Alessandra Bianchi, Vice-Chair of UBIE
  • Click here to watch the recording

Sunday, 10 May: Cash-for-Corona in Spain

Basic Income Tea, 10 May: Cash-for-Corona in Spain
  • Guests: Isabel Franco, Member of the Spanish Parliament for Podemos and Julen Bollain, economist and board member of Red Renta Básica, the Spanish network for Basic Income
  • Moderation: Leire Rincón, Chair of UBIE
  • Click here to watch the recording

Sunday, 3 May: Spotlight UK

Basic Income Tea, 3 May: Spotlight UK
  • Guests: Jamie Cooke, RSA Scotland; Cleo Goodman of the new Basic Income Conversation and Citizens Basic Income Scotland; Erin Hill, Local Councillor (Labour) in Kirklees and UBI Lab Kirlees; Maggie Gordon-Walker, Basic Income South East and Mothers Uncovered
  • Moderation: Barb Jacobson, Coordinator of Basic Income UK
  • Click here to watch the recording

Sunday, 26 April: Has the EU shown solidarity in the Corona crisis?

Basic Income Tea, 26 April: Has the EU shown solidarity in the Corona crisis?