Is Basic Income a political project more of the left or of the right? Is it ‘the capitalist road to communism’ or a libertarian conspiracy from Silicon Valley? Or are these categories pointless when discussing a future with basic income? Who are, who should be our allies in the struggle for basic income? This will be the overarching theme of the next network meeting of Unconditional Basic Income Europe. The weekend in Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden 23-25 March 2018 will include a public meeting, seminars, workshops and our annual General Assembly. Come and join us!


Friday 23th: Basic Income – Neither Left nor Right?

Venue: Världskulturmuseet (Södra Vägen 54, 412 54 Göteborg)

19.00-21.00: Public lecture and discussion with Guy Standing, moderated by Ann Ighe (Senior lecturer in Economic history, Editor-in-chief of Ord&Bild).

The public lecture is arranged by Folkuniversitetet and Världskulturmuseet. It is not a part of the official program of the network meeting. Free entry for UBIE members.

Saturday 24th: Seminars and workshops

Venue: Kulturhuset Falken (Falkgatan 7, 416 67 Göteborg)

9.30: Registration, coffee

10.00: Welcome, presentation of workshops

10.30: AI & BI: How to face automation – Hilde Latour (Netherlands), Magnus Andersson (Sweden)

  • Parallel workshops
    1. Activist Journey

11.30: Basic Income and Degrowth – Carl Schlyter (Sweden), Jorge Pinto (Portugal)

  • Parallel workshops

12.30: Lunch break

14.00: Basic Income and Feminism – Martin Jordö (Sweden), Barb Jacobson (UK), Hannah Lemoine (Denmark)

  • Parallel workshops:
    1. Basic income and Degrowth (Jorge Pinto, Ulrich Schachtschneider)

15.00: Coffee break

15.30: Campaigning for Basic Income – Shall we start a new European Citizens’ Initiative?

Saturday evening: Dinner, drinks, discussions and maybe dance at a private location. Limited capacity, first come first serve – register below asap, please!

Sunday 25th: UBIE General Assembly

Venue:  Kafé Kåken (Kålltorpsgatan 2, 416 52 Göteborg)

9.00 – 15.00: The UBIE General Assembly is open to all members and interested guests but only members have the right to vote.