UBIE Virtual General Assembly, 23-24 May 2020

Dear Members and Friends of UBIE, it’s with pleasure that we invite you to our first online General Assembly, which will take place on 23/24 May, 2020 as a video conference.

Times are indicated as Central European Summer Time (CEST, UTC +2).

Before the meeting we offer an orientation session for new UBIE members (Saturday, 23 May 11:00-12:00). Please indicate in the registration form below, if you are interested to participate (or write to board@ubie.org if you have already registered).

Saturday, 23 May

13:00 Welcome coffee

  • Test your connection and chat!
  • Check of voting rights

14:00 Keynote Speech

  • Philippe Van Parijs: Will UBI still make sense in the post-corona world?

14:30 Opening

  • Approval of the Agenda

14:45 Core Group Report

  • Activities
  • Financial Report
  • Membership Fees
  • Approval of report (VOTE)

16:00 Coffee Break

17:00 Membership Activation
  • Welcome Team
  • Working Group Structure
  • Task List
17:30 Emergency UBI campaign
  • Petition
  • Open Letter
  • Local level activities
  • Next steps

  • Stay with us for some fun together!

Sunday, 24 May

10:00 Welcome coffee

  • Test your connection and gossip
  • Check of voting rights
11:00 Working group reports
  • Membership activation
  • Fundraising
  • Communication
  • Basic Income Tea Webinars
  • Eurodividend
  • Europe for Citizens grant application
  • Wow! Basic Income
  • UBIE Youth Group – EYE2020 webinar
12:00 ECI Campaign – part 1
  • Registration
  • Campaign plan
13:00 Lunch break


14:00 ECI Campaign – part 2
  • Fundraising
  • Decision on campaign start (VOTE)

15:00 Further Plans for 2020/21

  • International Basic Income Week 2020
  • Political Parties in Europe and UBI
  • UBIE Online Summer Academy
  • Next UBIE meeting(s)
15:30 Any Other Business

16:00 END 

Conference App (Zoom)

The General Assembly will take place as a video conference. We will use the platform Zoom for that.

You will also be able to join the meeting from your browser by clicking on the links we will send you – but for better quality we strongly recommend downloading the Zoom Desktop App or the Zoom Mobile App (Android or iPhone).

If you are using the Desktop App or the Web Client, make sure that you have a headset connected and preferably also a camera so others can see you when you speak.

In any case, try to make sure that you join from a place with stable internet connection and not too much noise around you. If you are using a camera, it might be useful to check it before the meeting (e.g. that you are sufficiently illuminated and the camera does not show things you do not want others to see).