Unconditional Basic Income Europe’s current strategy, adopted by our General Assembly in Maribor in March 2015, defines the following four main goals for our work:
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Levy support in the EU Institutions and stakeholders and facilitate cooperation between them
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Make Unconditional Basic Income a hot topic in the mainstream world

Assert the feasibility of and arguments for UBI and make it a credible and attractive alternative for Europe

Activate and grow UBIE while making it appealing, fun and friendly!

We work towards these objectives by developing policy proposals and organising awarness-raising campaigns. We have also ongoing lobbying activities at EU level and organise regular meetings across Europe.

Policy Proposals

Together with experts and research organisations across Europe, we are working on policy proposals for implementing Basic Income mechanisms on the European level:

Basic Income Pilots

UBIE 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. Basic Income policies could contribute to a more positive perception of the union among its citizens.

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Eurodividend

Europe needs bolder and stronger instruments to counter the forces of disintegration. The Eurodividend (a partial Basic Income paid to all EU citizens) could become the policy that safeguards the EU and especially the Eurozone from asymmetric economic shocks and reconciles citizens with the idea of European integration.

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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.

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Campaigns

UBIE initiates and supports campaigns that raise awareness and inspire action regarding Basic Income:

European Citizens' Initiative

Under the title “START Unconditional Basic Income” we are preparing an EU-wide signatur gathering campaign that aims to put UBI on the agenda of the EU institutions as well as to promote it to the public.

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Exhibition: Wow! 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?

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Get Involved

Contribute to our projects or initiate your own!

Lobbying

On several occasions we have managed to get unconditional basic income discussed in the European Parliament and in the Council of Europe. We submitted our position on the EU’s Social Pillar consultation to the European Commission, gave evidence to the Council of Europe, and addressed Members of the European Parliament to refer to unconditional basic income in reports on the future of the welfare state in Europe. We continue to bring the debate on basic income to the attention of European decision makers.

Meetings

In order to work well together across vast distances we need to meet regularly face to face. Our meetings usually include public conferences in relevant locations about Unconditional Basic Income, combined with our members working on our projects together. Due to lack of funds for interpretation, our meetings are normally in English. Whenever funds allow it though, we try to offer bilingual meetings to make it easier for local participants to join in.

We have at least one General Assembly and two or three other meetings 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 last meeting and General Assembly was held in Berlin, 21-24 March 2019.

Reporting

Transparency is a core value of our movement. UBIE members receive regular updates on the Core Group’s activities and decisions, they also have full access to all working documents (except sensitive personal data).