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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No Simple Policy – Designing a European Basic Income
The idea of a European universal basic income bears potential as a palpable way of delivering on the promise of ‘social Europe’. However, many proposals remain vague. We outline a concrete policy design for an EU-wide basic income to foster debates on how such a policy could look like in practice.
Social Europe Needs a Paradigm Shift
The European Pillar of Social Rights will not be successful without a new social paradigm beyond the traditional labour market focus.
Where Dreamers Follow and Wishes come True | UBIE Story Contest Winner
In 2020 we held a story contest on #HowWeMadeBasicIncomeHappen. This is the winning story of Maria!
The women’s green revolution — Towards the UBI and beyond | UBIE Story Contest Winner
In 2020 we held a story contest on #HowWeMadeBasicIncomeHappen. This is the winning story of Jusore!
The Unheard Results of The Finnish Basic Income Experiment
The final results of FInland’s two-year basic income experiment offer way more positive findings than the reserved or outright negative coverage that the majority of the media reporting would suggest.
Basic income is not left or right, it’s forward
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...
A Liberal Euro-Dividend
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...
Basic income: Creator of Entrepreneurs
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.
Nothing Changes for the Better by Focusing on the Half-Empty Glass
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.
A Eurodividend for all Europeans
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.