We need money!

Dear supporters,

UBIE is now officially registered as an international non-profit organisation in Belgium. We are ready to take the idea of basic income to a new level, and you can help us do this.

We want a better society and we believe unconditionnal basic income is a tool that can help reach this goal if used properly. Help us to push this kind of UBI to the next level !

Never before has this idea been so intensively discussed, and interest is growing throughout the world since a few years. 300,000 signatures were collected in Europe during an ECI; the Swiss referendum is due for the vote next year; several cities in the Netherlands are seriously looking into doing pilot studies; recent poll in France showed that basic income has massive (67%) support. And more good news comes in every day.

We want to go further, and be able to organise all the projects and events which so far are only in our minds. This takes money, so in order to do it, we need your help!

All donations will be gratefully accepted, from small to large.

IBAN : BE09 3631 5100 1657
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Paypal : http://basicincome-europe.org/ubie/donate/

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May 19 – May 20 all-day GLS Bank Hamburg,
The German and Hamburg networks for Basic Income and attac Germany have agreed to cooperate to host an European conference on Basic Income and Degrowth on 19-20 May 2016 followed by an internal UBIE-meeting on[...]
May 21 – May 22 all-day Hamburg
The German and Hamburg networks for Basic Income and attac Germany have agreed to cooperate to host an European conference on Basic Income and Degrowth on 19-20 May 2016 followed by an internal UBIE-meeting on[...]
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day
The 16th BIEN Congress 2016 – Seoul, South Korea The 16th Congress, “Social and Ecological Transformation and the Basic Income” will take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 7-9, 2016 Today the basic income attracts the[...]
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day Erasmus University Rotterdam
  The Basic Income Imperative: Rethinking Sustainability, Equality and Inclusion in the Light of Social Innovation Across Europe Stream convenors: Bettina Leibetseder (Johannes Kepler University, Austria) Jurgen De Wispelaere (University of Tampere, Finland) The idea[...]

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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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  • PORTUGAL: First Basic Income Conference in Portugal February 2, 2016
    In two weeks time, on the 15th and 16th of February, a major Conference about Basic Income will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the first event of its kind in Portuguese territory, organized by Grupo de Estudos Políticos, the political party PAN (Pessoas, Animais e Natureza), Movimento Rendimento Básico Incondicional – Portugal, Grupo […]
  • SWITZERLAND: Only 2% of people would stop working if they had a basic income January 28, 2016
    Critics of basic income have been proven wrong once again. Giving everyone the means to survive would not make people lazy. A new opinion poll carried out in Switzerland shows that only a tiny fraction of the population would stop working if they had a Universal Basic Income (UBI). What is more, most young people believe UBI will […]
  • FRANCE: Minister of Economy says he is open to basic income January 26, 2016
    Both the Minister of Economy and the Minister for Digital Affairs sent positive messages about basic income. The post FRANCE: Minister of Economy says he is open to basic income appeared first on BIEN.
  • FINLAND: Over Half of Citizens Support Basic Income January 15, 2016
    A recent poll conducted by TNS Gallup in November and December of 2015 found that 51 percent of Finnish respondents supported the idea of a basic income, while only 23 percent outright opposed the idea. A majority of respondents agreed that a basic income would make it easier to start a business and mitigate financial […]
  • FRANCE: Socialist MP Delphine Batho tables an amendment on basic income January 13, 2016
    Socialist Member of Parliament and former Minister just tabled an amendment to the National Assembly asking the government to assess the feasibility of basic income. The post FRANCE: Socialist MP Delphine Batho tables an amendment on basic income appeared first on BIEN.
  • FRANCE: Government agency recommends testing basic income January 7, 2016
    A French government agency dedicated to Digital Affairs recommends experimenting with an unconditional basic income to cope with the fundamental transformations of work. The post FRANCE: Government agency recommends testing basic income appeared first on BIEN.
  • IRELAND: Fianna Fáil to promise every citizen €188 every week January 3, 2016
    The Centre-right political party promise every citizen of the country a minimum welfare income in excess of current basic welfare rates. The post IRELAND: Fianna Fáil to promise every citizen €188 every week appeared first on BIEN.