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
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.
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.
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.
For millions across Europe, steps taken by the authorities to contain the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic meant the partial or total loss of their income. Only one instrument can immediately guarantee that no one’s economic security and existence is threatened: Basic Income.
Campaigns and Debates
UBIE initiates and supports campaigns and public debates that raise awareness and inspire action regarding Basic Income:
Basic Income Tea
Cut off from other basic income activists due to quarantine and travel restrictions? Excited about basic income discussed as the right tool in these times, but not sure how to help convincing decision makers? Worried which news you can trust and which not?
Basic Income Tea is UBIE’s informative and entertaining webinar series for lockdown times and beyond.
Basic Income Beer
We’re hosting a Basic Income Beer every month on the 20th in the Basic Income Pub on Discord. Our virtual pub is open 24/7 and ready for your discussions whenever you feel like…grabbing a virtual beer.
Our active members are organising their work in groups that meet regularly, coordinating their activities around specific topics
WOW! BASIC INCOME
WOW! BASIC INCOME! is a mobile co-creative exhibition. It is intended to strike a chord, inspire and stimulate people all over Europe to think about life and the creation of an Unconditional Basic Income.
Citizens Take Over Europe
Citizens Take Over Europe prepares the Citizens Take Over Europe’s Wednesday plenary meetings and promotes the idea of tying UBI to European Citizenship in the Conference on the Future of Europe and beyond.
Contribute to our projects or initiate your own!
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.
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).