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
UBIE initiates and supports campaigns that raise awareness and inspire action regarding Basic Income:
European Citizens' Initiative
START Unconditional Basic Income
An ECI 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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In order to advance towards our strategic goals, our members are involved in ongoing research and education on policy related initiatives, strengthening European cohesion and development:
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.
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.
UBIE focuses on projects that raise awareness on the effects of Basic Income towards the public:
Basic Income Exhibition
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?
Agrarian Basic Income
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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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.
- 2017-18 Core Group Activity Report for UBIE, including the Financial Report (presented at the Göteborg General Assembly on 25 March, 2018)