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 Berlin General Assembly in March 2019 and will be in office until March 2021.
ChairLeire 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.
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 realise her passion about finding innovative solutions to better society.
Vice-ChairDániel 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.
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.
TreasurerUlrich 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.
Press OfficerBarb 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.
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