UBI as a response to social inequality in Europe – Maribor, Slovenia


When:
March 19, 2015 – March 20, 2015 all-day Europe/Brussels Timezone
2015-03-19T00:00:00-01:00
2015-03-21T00:00:00-01:00
Where:
Hostel Pekarna
Ob železnici 16
2000 Maribor
Slovenia
Cost:
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Contact:
UBI-Slovenia

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.

In this conference new social paradigms will be introduced and discussed – including Unconditional Basic Income (UBI). The possibilities of UBI to reduce inequalities will be researched and further action will be discussed.

We are looking forward to a rewarding and thought-provoking conference!
Aleksandra Žorž, President of Zofijini ljubimci
Branko Gerlič, Coordinator of the UBI section
Tanja Fajon, Member of EU Parliament
Dr. Danijel Rebolj, Director of the University of Maribor
Barbara Jacobson, Unconditional Basic Income Europe – UBIE

 


pdf booklet of the Maribor programme download here:
booklet-maribor-2015


 

UBI AS A RESPONSE TO INEQUALITY IN SOCIETY

List of participants

  • Uroš Boltin:  Mathematical models
  • Alberto Bomba: F. A. von Hayek‘s first reflections on unconditional minimum
    income
  • Stephen McCarthy: Environmental Challenges and UBI (Abstract)
  • Dr. Sreco Dragos: Culture of poverty
  • Andrej Gnezda:  TTIP – improving inequality
  • Jean-Eric Hyafil: Comparing economic fundamentals, distributional and economic
    effects of two ways of financing basic income
  • Tsvetelina Kalyasheva UBI – Types of human psyche
  • Dr. Valerija Korošec Financing UBI in Slovenia
  • Dr. Andrej Kurnic TTIP – improving inequality
  • Dr. Otto Lüdemann: Step-by-Step to Solidarity in Europe. Financing UBI by “Consumption tax” and “Qualitative added alue tax”: Pros and Cons German
  • Vahur Luhtsalu: The idea of basic income as a struggle for human type of
    psyche around the world
  • Dr. Tanja Rener:  Social inequalities, resulting in income inequalities
  • Werner Rätz:  Inequality, health and UBI. UBI and well-being
  • Klaus Sambor: Model for financing an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) in
    Austria German
  • Dr. Ulrich Schachtschneider: Eco-Euro Dividend – a step to Basic Income in Europe
    (Complete abstract)
  • Nina Šoštarič:  On social inequality and the sustainable development
  • Margareta Steinrücke: 30 Hours a Week for Europe – Overcoming the Crisis with
    Shorter Working Hours
  • Dr. Karl Widerquist:  The inequality of freedom

 

Below the program for the two days of conferencing

 

Thursday,  March 19th 2015

13.00 – 14.00 Accreditation

14:00 Welcome

  • Aleksandra Žorž – President of Zofijini ljubimci (5′)
  • Branko Gerlič – coordinator of the UBI section (5′)
  • dr. Danijel Rebolj – rector of the University of Maribor (10′)
  • Barbara Jacobson – Unconditional Basic Income Europe – UBIE (10-15′)

15.00 – 17.00 Panel discussion

  • dr. Srečo Dragoš -University of Ljubljana (10′)
  • dr. Guy Standing -University of London, BIEN (10′)
  • Ddr. Karl Widerquist – SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University, BIEN (10′ )
  • Werner Rätz -Attac Germany (10′)
  • dr. Otto Lüdemann -UBIE (10′)
  • dr. Tanja Rener – University of Ljubljana (10′)

17.00 – 17.30 Coffee break

17.30 – 19.30 Discussion Speakers and theAudience  (5′ pp)

19.30 – Presentation of the agenda for Friday

Friday, March 20th, 2015

09.30 – 11.00 Workshop I

  • Financing models Klaus Sambor Austria (10′)
  • dr. Valerija Korošec 10′ Slovenija (10′)
  • Jean-Eric Hyafil 10′ France (10′)
  • dr. Jože Mencinger 10′ Slovenija (10′)
  • Uroš Boltin 10′ Slovenija (10′)

09.30 – 11.00 Workshop II

  • Margarete Steinbrücke  – Germany (10′)
  • Nina Šoštarič – Slovenija (10′)
  • dr. Otto Lüdemann   – UBIE (10′)
  • Stephen McCarthy  – Luxembourg (10′)
  • Alberto Bomba – Italy (10′)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Workshop III

  • Enno Schmidt -Suiss (10′)
  • Georgi Nedelchev – Bulgaria (10′)
  • Euro Brozič – Slovenija (10′)
  • Vahur Luhtsalu – Estonia (10′)
  • dr. Andrej Kurnik – Slovenija (10′)

11.30 – 13.00 Workshop IV

  • Elena Pečarič – Slovenija (10′)
  • TTIP – Slovenija (10′)
  • Tsvetelina Kalyasheva – Bulgaria (10′)
  • Barb Jacobson – United Kingdom (10′)

13.00 – 15.00  Lunch

15.00 – 16.00 Discussion about workshops

16.00 – 17.30 ALIENCIES

  • dr. Otto Lüdemann – Erich Fromm Gesellschaft (10′)
  • Werner Rätz -Attac (10′)
  • Terezija Novak – SLO (10′)
  • Felicita Medved -Brussels (10′)

17.30 – 18.00 Coffee break

18.00 –  19.00 Discussion about workshops

  • Speakers and the Audience (5’pp)
  • Closing remarks
  • Invitation to the 3rd UBIE meeting, March 21st and 22nd