All of our work so far has been done by volunteers. We have many dedicated people involved with making UBIE happen!
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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.
The present Core Group has been elected at UBIE’s Online General Assembly in March 2021 and will be in office until March 2023.
Alessandra lives in Brussels, Belgium. Born from Italian parents, she has studied in Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands where she wrote her Master thesis on the feminist case for Basic Income. As she worked for an Argentinian NGO, she came to realize her passion about finding innovative solutions to better society. She combines her role as a young mother with her fight for Basic Income hoping to create a better and fairer society for her child.
“Basic Income is tremendously empowering as it offers the possibility to freely choose what to do with one’s life.”
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.
“Only Basic Income can deliver freedom, security, and dignity for everyone.”
Antonis has been an active member of UBIE since its founding, after supporting the preceding ECI campaign. He is a passionate learning designer, international youth worker and gamification consultant, who combines his professional work with volunteering for Basic Income as a way to achieve equality.
“If I had an Unconditional Basic Income I would have probably followed a similar path in life, but I would have been able to afford many more opportunities for development earlier on and without the constant stress of precariousness”
Maria Dolores Teresa Quirimit
Maria lives in Athens, Greece and is a student in the Faculty of Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her work with different NGOs in Greece made her determined to fight for a fair world and to inspire people to speak up about their truth and the problems of modern societies. A passionate youth who wants to cooperate with brilliant minds and is ready to bring “The Change” into the world.
“Basic income is timeless. No matter in which generation you are, its purpose is to unite and give voice to those who hope for a better future and take action. For those who are not afraid to dream big, they will be the ones who will be written in history”
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.”
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 participated in the European Youth Event together with other UBIE members. Previously, she was studying Politics and International Relations at the University of Bath, UK. From March 2019 to November 2020, she was Chair of UBIE.
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Manja has been volunteering with UBIE since its founding stages in 2013. After spending time in the UK, Australia and Thailand she now lives in Hannover, Germany and works as a community organiser with migrants and and people over 60.
“I support Basic Income because as a social worker I can confirm that meanstesting is a bullshit job.”
Vladan lives in Stockholm, Sweden where he is working as a freelancer. He has his educational background in history and political science, and has been working as Assistant Professor in European Studies at Manipal University. Since earlier he is active as Basic Income opinion-maker from liberal perspectives and was elected as a core group secretary in 2019. He was Secretary of UBIE from 2019 to 2021.
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