UBIE General Assembly 2023

The next General Assembly of Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) will take place online (via Zoom) on April 1, 2023.

Among other discussions, we will elect a new Core Group (board) for UBIE, as well as a new Conflict Resolution Board.

At the Extraordinary General Assembly on 3 Dec 2022 (minutes available here), we changed the election rules for the Core Group, so this time we will vote for members who have declared their candidacies before the General Assembly.

This page will remain updated with the latest information regarding the General Assembly and the election, so you can always refer back to it to make sure you’re up to date!


Saturday, April 1, 2023

  • 14:00 Opening
  • 14:15 Keynote Speech: Aida Martinez
  • 15:00 Adoption of the Agenda
  • 15:05 Core Group Report 
  • 15:30 Coffee Break
  • 15:45 Working Group Reports / Country Reports
  • 16:30 Plans for 2023-24
  • 17:00 Core Group Election (Results)
  • 17:15 Conflict Resolution Board Election
  • 17:45 AOB
  • 18:00 End

Keynote Speech

We are delighted to announce that Aida Martinez, the data analyst of the Office of the Pilot Plan to Implement the Universal Basic Income in Catalonia, accepted our invitation to deliver a presentation “Europe’s biggest Basic Income pilot project: The Catalan case”.

Core Group 2023 Candidates

The following UBIE members have submitted their candidacies to the Electoral Committee:

UBIE Core Group election

The Electoral Committee of Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) kindly invites you to participate in the election of a new Executive Committee (or board, also known as Core Group) for UBIE. Votes will be cast electronically, with the voting process opening one week ahead of the GA.

This FAQ can help clarify details for this election and will always be updated with all related information.

Why is this election important?

The Core Group coordinates the execution of the General Assembly’s decisions, supports the working groups, takes care of UBIE’s daily operations, ensures its representation towards the general public, and directs lobbying efforts. It has a mandate of 24 months. (For more details, please refer to the UBIE constitution.

The election process – including the administration of the online voting tool – is managed by the Electoral Committee. The election rules for the Executive Committee were changed by the Extraordinary General Assembly on 3 Dec 2022. Click here to read the minutes of the Extraordinary GA 2022.

Therefore, the voting procedure is as follows:

    Declare Candidacy

    Members who wish to be part of the Core Group will have to submit their candidacy by sending an email to election@ubie.org, starting on Saturday 4th March, and until the end of day (CET) on Friday 24th March.


    Every member of UBIE can be a candidate for election to the Core Group! They will also need to send an Introduction to the electoral committee, which should include:

    • A  photo
    • A short paragraph of who they are, their relation with Unconditional Basic Income and their motivations
    • A summary curriculum vitæ.

    Optionally a video of 2-5 minutes presenting their reasons why they want to be part of the Core Group or their future goals may also be provided.

    Display of Candidates

    Information on the candidates is displayed on the website of UBIE on this page upon submission, as you can see above, and shared via email to all members at the beginning of the vote.

    Online Q&A Session

    Before the opening of the online vote, the Electoral Committee will organise an online Q&A session, where all candidates have the possibility to present themselves and answer your questions. The Q&A session will take place on Monday, March 27, at 20:00 CEST. If you are a member of UBIE, check your emails for the zoom link to join the session!

    Electronic voting

    For the Executive Committee election, we have selected a secure online voting tool. If you have been a member of UBIE since before 1st March 2023, you will receive an email with the link for voting on Sunday, 26th March, at midnight. The electronic voting will end at 16:00 CEST on Saturday, 1st April. On the electronic ballot, you can vote for up to five candidates whom you trust and would like to see as members of the next Executive Committee.

    Election Results

    Results will be announced immediately at the General Assembly and will be shared via email to the rest of the membership who have not been able to participate in the election. Alternatively, you can click this link and see the results for yourself. The results will be available after the end of the election (16:00 CEST on April 1).

    Electoral Committee

    The Electoral Committee of the UBIE General Assembly 2023 consists of the following UBIE members:

    • Gabriel Barta
    • Marlies Kunnen
    • Manja Taylor

    If you have any further questions about the election process, don’t hesitate to ask on election@ubie.org.