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Maribor Conference 19-20 march 2015

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We welcome you to the International Conference “Unconditional Basic Income and Inequalities in Society” in Maribor, Slovenija. This conference is organised by Zofijini Ljubimci, a civil organization from Maribor on behalf of and in cooperation with UBI-Europe – an alliance of individuals and organisations in support of unconditional basic income in Europe.

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25% of Europeans at Risk of Poverty

eurostatAlmost 25% of the EU’s population, or 122.6 million people, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2013, the EU’s statistics office Eurostat said on Tuesday (4 November 2014).

Eurostat identifies a person ‘at risk of poverty’ as someone who is living in a household with an equivalised disposable income below the risk-of-poverty threshold, which is set at 60% of the national median equivalised disposable income (after social transfers).

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Myths and facts about Unconditional Basic Income

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What is Basic Income

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An Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) is an income unconditionally granted to all members of a political community on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement. Unlike existing minimum income schemes in european countries, UBI is universal, individual, unconditional, and high enough to ensure an existence in dignity and participation in society.

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What is UBIE

D_member_ubie_bw_stylized_on_blue_centeredUnconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) is a network of organisations and individuals who have different cultures, languages, social interests and political and religious or philosophical background, but sharing the common view presented here that a Unconditional Basic Income is a sustainable a long term solution for our societies.

Therefore we work together to promote the idea of a unconditional basic income until we get its implementation everywhere in Europe, and its recognition as a Universal Human Right. UBIE connects activists from 25 European countries. We organise events, coordinate campaigns to push the unconditional basic income.

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Our History

logo-UBIEUBIE stems from a European Citizens’ Initiative which started in April 2012 and ended in january 2014 after having collected more than 300,000 signatures in the European Union. The organisers of the initiative decided to move one step further by establishing an official network and pursue our goal to get the basic income implemented everywhere in Europe

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  • FINLAND: Pro-Basic Income Centre Party wins election April 20, 2015
    The Centre Party which has supported the idea of basic income pilots just became the largest party in the Finnish parliament. The post FINLAND: Pro-Basic Income Centre Party wins election appeared first on BIEN.
  • ITALY: 65,000 people support anti-mafia campaign for a ‘dignity income’ April 8, 2015
    Several Italian civil society groups have rallied to a 100-day campaign which promotes the concept of a ‘dignity income’ as a way to counter mafia power. The post ITALY: 65,000 people support anti-mafia campaign for a ‘dignity income’ appeared first on BIEN.
  • Greece budget proposal 2015 April 6, 2015
    Economist & entrepreneur Roland Duchâtelet proposes a model for the introduction of a basic income in Greece. The post Greece budget proposal 2015 appeared first on BIEN.
  • EUROPE: 19 economists call on the ECB to make ‘QE for the people’ in a letter to the Financial Times March 27, 2015
    Nineteen economists have signed a letter to the Financial Times calling on the European Central Bank to adopt an alternative quantitative easing policy. The post EUROPE: 19 economists call on the ECB to make ‘QE for the people’ in a letter to the Financial Times appeared first on BIEN.
  • SPAIN: Popular Initiative for Basic Income Ends with 185,000 Signatures March 16, 2015
    After one year of efforts, the Spanish popular legislative initiative for basic income ended without enough signatures to go to parliament. The post SPAIN: Popular Initiative for Basic Income Ends with 185,000 Signatures appeared first on BIEN.
  • FINLAND: 65% of Parliamentary Candidates Favor Basic Income March 12, 2015
    In Finland, the idea of basic income just breached an unprecedented political milestone. The post FINLAND: 65% of Parliamentary Candidates Favor Basic Income appeared first on BIEN.
  • Guy Standing, “Basic income pilots: a better option than QE” March 10, 2015
      Guy Standing describes, in the present article, the European Central Bank (ECB) as undemocratic, pushing countries to step back on social policies, ramping up insecurity and precariousness and generally representing the financial sector. He suggests directing a small 1% part of the recently deployed Quantitative Easing (QE) scheme to lower income regions, in the […]