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 earn 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” from December 2015 to March 2017. Born in Budapest, Dániel studied History & Philosophy in Bonn, and graduated from University College London (UCL) in 2000 in Central & East European Studies.
Dániel lived in Brussels from 2004 to 15 where he worked for the European Citizen Initiative (ECI) campaign, as online communication consultant on European Commission (EC) projects, 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. His responsibilities include Lobbying and Membership.
Lena Stark lives in Göteborg, Sweden. Lena’s interest in UBIE started in 2014 and she has been a member of the board since 2015. Lena has started a basic income party in Sweden because she believes universal basic income is possible, necessary and will change the world into a much better place for everyone. Lena’s responsibilities include Fundraising.
Anja Askeland lives in Haugesund, Norway. She helped found the Norwegian Basic Income (Borgerlønn BIEN Norge) in 2012. She was Secretary for the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) from 2014 to 2016. She was an enthusiastic follower of the ECI for UBI and has been involved with UBIE since February 2014. Anja’s responsibilities include co-operations with other initiatives and UBIE’s affiliation to BIEN.
Aurélie Hampel lives in Paris, France and is international coordinator 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. Aurélie’s responsibilities include Communications.
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.”
Quentin lives in Brussels. He has been a member of UBIE since the ECI-campaign. He was Treasurer of UBIE from 2015 to 2017. Quentin is interested in the concept of “commons” and is an activist with Recup’kitchen, a local project advancing local food recovery through the use of a mobile kitchen. Passionate about nature, Quentin works as an accountant and is encouraged by the emancipatory potential of UBI, and by its power to leverage change, leading to a better world.
Meet our activists
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