In order to advance towards our strategic goals, UBIE has decided to focus on the following practical projects:
Basic Income Pilots
Unconditional Basic Income Europe advocates for more basic income experiments throughout Europe based on jointly agreed minimum criteria, and calls on the European Union to co-finance those as well as their joint scientific evaluation.
Europe needs bolder and stronger instruments to counter the forces of disintegration. The Eurodividend – a partial basic income paid to all Europeans – could become the policy instrument that safeguards the EU and especially the Eurozone from asymmetric economic shocks and reconciles citizens with the idea of European integration.
Agrarian Basic Income
The current industrial food system is facing a crisis of environmental degradation, health issues and pressures on farmers livelihood. We believe in the transformative potential of a basic income to further the transition towards fairer and more sustainable food systems.
FutureLAB - Immersing into the idea of basic income
How does it feel to live in a society with a basic income? How would basic income affect my personal way of life? How would basic income become reality? What might the outcome be when people accept and deal with the freedom and responsibility linked to a basic income?
We have found that in order to work well together across vast distances we need to meet regularly face to face. Our meetings usually include public conferences in the localities about unconditional basic income, and also some time to work on our projects together. Due to lack of funds for interpretation, our meetings are normally in English. Whenever we manage to obtain funding, though, we try to offer bilingual meetings to make it easier for local participants to join in.
We have at least one General Assembly every year, and usually two or three other meetings at other times during the year. So far we have met in Brussels, Athens, Maribor, Budapest (2015 and 2018), Maastricht, Hamburg, Madrid, London, Ljubljana, in Lisbon (coinciding with the 2017 BIEN Congress), Göteborg, and Barcelona.
Our next meeting and General Assembly will be in Berlin, 21-24 March 2019. Hope to see you there!
- 2017-18 Core Group Activity Report for UBIE, including the Financial Report (presented at the Göteborg General Assembly on 25 March, 2018)