All of our work done so far has been by volunteers – we have many dedicated people involved with making UBIE happen. Do you want to become part of it?
The Core Group coordinates the execution of the General Assembly’s decisions, takes care of UBIE’s daily operations, ensures its representation towards the general public and directs lobbying efforts. Its members are elected at least once per year in an election without candidates.
Dániel Fehér lives in Berlin, Germany and earns his living as Communication Officer at the Federation of German Consumer Organisations. Previously, he has been the campaign manager of the European Initiative “Stop TTIP”. Born in Budapest, Dániel studied History & Philosophy in Bonn, and graduated from University College London. Between 2004–15 he worked in Brussels, among others for the European Citizen Initiative (ECI) campaign, as online communication consultant, and later as an advisor to the Greens in the European Parliament. Dániel has been an EU level lobbyist and advocate of UBIE since 2013 and has been a member of the board since 2015.
Hilde Latour lives in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and is active in the Basic Income movement as a writer for Basic Income News (BIEN’s news site), Board Member International Relations at Vereniging Basisinkomen (Dutch BIEN) and elected as a member of the Core Group of UBIE on March 25th 2018. Since 2017 she is involved in co-creating a network of infrastructures of self-owning machines generating a Basic Income for mankind in a distributed ledger technology (blockchain) environment. Hilde is a mother of two daughters, has a background in Healthcare (Human Movement Sciences) and Cultural Anthropology and currently has a paid job in elderly care as a staff member on knowledge management.
Harald lives in Stockholm and Oslo and pursues a PhD in Economics. He has been a fervent supporter of UBI since his 20s after witnessing the welfare system “squeezing people into little boxes of worthlessness”. Harald has been active in the Swedish UBI network since 2013 and joined UBIE and the UBIE board in 2018. His responsibilities include monitoring the academic research on UBI.
Leire Rincón García lives in Barcelona. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Barcelona, in the department of Political Science. Her interest on basic income started in 2014, and her thesis now revolves around explaining attention to basic income. She will be participating in the European Youth Event together with other UBIE members. Previously, she has studied Politics and International Relations at the University of Bath, UK.
Ulrich Schachtschneider lives in Oldenburg, Germany and works as an energy consultant and freelance social scientist. Ulrich is engaged in the German basic income movement as an activist, publisher and author with a particular interest in socio-ecological transformation, social energy policy and post growth society. His idea is to combine ecological taxation and basic income, and that the first steps should be made at a European level to strengthen the European idea, as well as to make Europe more social and ecological.
Barb lives in London, UK and works as a welfare rights advisor. She has organised around women’s, health, welfare and housing issues for over 30 years. Barb is also currently Co-ordinator of Basic Income UK and a trustee of the educational charity Citizens Income Trust. She was Chair of UBIE from 2014 to 2017.
“Basic Income beautifully combines the strands of my current and previous work into one key demand.”
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Aurélie Hampel lives in Spain and is an active member of the French Movement for Basic Income (MFRB). Born of French and German parents, she grew up in France near Switzerland. She studied IT and psychology and she’s now exploring Dynamic Governance systems, creative and collective intelligence applied to politics and NGO’s. Aurélie is also involved with the French group advocating for an EU agrarian UBI. She believes 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.
Meet our activists
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