What would a Basic Income at the European scale look like? How can UBI be situated within the current debates about welfare reform, the economy and citizenship? What first steps are needed to bring forward the idea? Which campaigns could be helpful to foster the debate?
Here you can read our Basic Income Visions for Europe – ideas and arguments from Europeans who come from different political and philosophical standpoints, all promoting the vision of an Unconditional Basic Income in Europe.
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This year’s UBI Nordic conference, “Visions for a Brighter Future” that took place in Oslo on the first weekend of April was a great success. A UBIE delegation of both “veterans” like Barb Jacobson and Manja Taylor, as well as members of the youth group, Alessandra...
As the public debate on basic income grows, so too does interest in public opinion on basic income policy. Hence, the Dalia Research surveys on basic income support, the Ipsos Mori Survey (UK) and most recently, the last round of the European Social Survey, have all...
Reflecting on the critical global challenges that we are soon to confront, it is important to consider the repercussions that an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) for all European citizens would have for entrepreneurship, progress, fairness and sustainability, and to...
Does technological advancement make Unconditional Basic Income inevitable? Perhaps not. But we need it to compensate for the speed of the social change this technology brings us.
As any idea gaining momentum, universal basic income attracts supporters as well as critics. As it attracts broad support from the whole political spectrum, differences in ideological assumptions come to the fore at the stage of policy design.
Europe is in deep trouble – economically, socially, and politically. A partial basic income paid to all Europeans could become the policy instrument that reconciles citizens with the idea of European integration.