Basic Income Tea – Sunday Webinars

Cut off from other basic income activists due to quarantine? Excited about basic income discussed as the right tool in these times, but not sure how to help convincing decision makers? Worried which news you can trust and which not?

Basic Income Tea is our informative and entertaining webinar series for lockdown times and beyond. 


Add your name to the guest list now so we can send you the Zoom link to join the discussion! You only need to register once, we'll keep notifying you about future sessions (you can unsubscribe any time, of course).

Further editions planned are:

  • What did we learn from David Graeber? 
  • Towards a EU Carbon Dividend? The case for a European ecological basic income 

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Previous Editions:

Starting Local
  • Sunday, 27 June 2021, 5-6 pm CEST
  • Host: Antonios Triantafyllakis (UBIE Vice-Chair)
  • Guests:
    • Jonny Douglas (UBI Lab Network)
    • Julio Linares (Basic Income Research & Action Lab)
    • Jitka Cardova (UBIE Pilots Working Group
Basic Income and Degrowth: Friends or Foes?
  • Sunday, 25 April 2021, 5-6 pm CEST
  • Host: Ulrich Schachtschneider (UBIE)
  • Guests:
    • Adrienne Goehler (BI activist and author)
    • Hanna Ketterer (University of Jena, Kolleg Post Growth Societies)


    Wow! Basic Income! - Connecting people beyond politics
    • Sunday, 31 January 2021
    • Host: Barb Jacobson (Spokesperson of UBIE)
    • Guests:
      • Rainer Ammermann (Hamburg Basic Income Network)
      • Michael Scholz (Hamburg Basic Income Network)
    Community-based Global Basic Income: Can Cryptocurrencies Enable a Revolution in Poverty Reduction?
    • Sunday, 12 July 2020
    • Host: Vladan Lausevic (Secretary of UBIE)
    • Guests:
      • Brandon Venetta (Mannabase)
      • Nila Phi (SEEDS)
      • Saraswathi Subbaraman (Circles)
    Finland’s Basic Income Trial: Failure or Success?
    • Sunday, 5 July 2020
    • Host: Leire Rincón (Chair of UBIE)
    • Guests:
      • Olli Kangas(Professor of Practice, Department of Social Research, University of Turku)
      • Philippe Van Parijs (Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics, University of Louvain)


    #FutureOfWork: Business, but NOT as usual
    • Sunday, 21 June 2020
    • Host: Antonis Triantafyllakis (Coordinator of the UBIE Youth Group)
    • Guests:
      • Karl Widerquist (Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University-Qatar)
      • Margarida Botelho (UX/UI Designer, UBIE Youth Group)
      • Joy Ponader (campaigner/strategist, Founder of Expedition Grundeinkommen)
    Authoritarian Responses to Corona: Poland & Hungary
    • Sunday, 14 June 2020
    • Host: Dániel Fehér (Vice-Chair of UBIE)
    • Guests:
      • Marta Tycner (Senior Campaigner, WeMove.EU)
      • Bence Tordai (Member of the Hungarian Parliament for the left-green Párbeszéd party)
    Philippe Van Parijs: “Will UBI still make sense in the post-corona world?”
    • Sunday, 7 June 2020 (Special Edition)
    • Keynote speech by Philippe Van Parijs (Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics, University of Louvain) at the UBIE General Assembly on 23 May 2020, on how the Corona-crisis has influenced the public discussion about Basic Income in Europe and the political opportunities for its introduction.
    • Host: Dániel Fehér (Vice-Chair of UBIE)
    Basic Income, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
    • Sunday, 17 May 2020
    • Host: Alessandra Bianchi (Vice-Chair of UBIE)
    • Guests:
      • Gabriela Cabaño (anthropologist at LSE, Chilean Network for Basic Income)
      • Nicole Teke (UBI activist at MFRB, policy advisor in the French Senate)
      • Martin Jordö (journalist, economic spokesperson of the Swedish Feminist Party)
    Cash-for-Corona in Spain
    • Sunday, 10 May 2020
    • Host: Leire Rincón (Chair of UBIE)
    • Guests:
      • Isabel Franco (Member of the Spanish Parliament for Podemos)
      • Julen Bollain (economist and board member of Red Renta Básica, the Spanish network for Basic Income)
    Spotlight UK
    • Sunday, 3 May 2020
    • Host: Barb Jacobson (Coordinator of Basic Income UK)
    • Guests:
      • Jamie Cooke, RSA Scotland
      • Cleo Goodman of the new Basic Income Conversation and Citizens Basic Income Scotland
      • Erin Hill, Local Councillor (Labour) in Kirklees and UBI Lab Kirlees
      • Maggie Gordon-Walker, Basic Income South East and Mothers Uncovered
    Has the EU shown solidarity in the Corona crisis?
    • Sunday, 26 April 2020
    • Host: Alessandra Bianchi (Vice-Chair of UBIE)
    • Guests:
      • Stanislas Jourdan (Director of Positive Money Europe)
      • Francois Denuit (political scientist, advisort to the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament)