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

Paypal : http://basicincome-europe.org/ubie/donate/

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Aug 30 – Sep 3 all-day Corvinus University
Between 30 August and 3 September 2016, Budapest will host two parallel, yet complementary events. The 5th International Degrowth Conference will foster discussion between scholars, researchers, civil society and practitioners about their degrowth-related research and[...]
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[...]
Sep 15 – Sep 26 all-day Various Spaces
Our events in Austria for the “9. International Basic Income Week” are below on this page. Our list takes also 3 days before and 2 days after the international Basich Income Week. There will be further events, which will[...]
Sep 19 – Sep 25 all-day worldwide
The 9th international Basic Income Week will be held from 19th until 25th of september 2016.   For all information and acivities, go to the international website http://basicincomeweek.org
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day Christiansborg
The first ever Nordic conference on Basic Income Pilots, will take place in the historical setting of Christiansborg, the Danish parliament building in the very centre of Copenhagen, on September 22-23, 2016. The conference is[...]

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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


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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  • BOOK: Dick Pels, A Heart for Europe July 5, 2016
    In his latest book, A Heart for Europe, the sociologist and freelance writer Dick Pels makes a case for basic income as part of a new European project; the book is available for free download. The post BOOK: Dick Pels, A Heart for Europe appeared first on BIEN.
  • S. Gobetti, L. Santini: The Crisis of Labour, Widespread Precarity and Basic Income July 3, 2016
    Article by Luca Santini and Sandro Gobetti (BIN Italia), published on Cadmus journal Vol. 2 Issue 6 may 2016. Abstract A feeling of uncertainty about the future as well as the perception that the past classical securities are gone are widely spread among people. Criticism or disaffection affects the majority of the traditional political forces of the European continent. It […]
  • What should the level of basic income be in 24 European & OECD countries? June 20, 2016
    The level of Basic Income (BI) is a matter of heated debate in discussions of BI for national implementation, investigating the level at which BI would be ‘high enough’. There is also growing dispute regarding ‘partial’ vs. ’full’ BI. This was the central topic of investigation at this year’s BI conference in Maastricht in January. […]
  • FRANCE: the Senate gets into the swing of things June 10, 2016
    The French Senate will investigate basic income and deliver a report by fall. The post FRANCE: the Senate gets into the swing of things appeared first on BIEN.
  • The worldwide march to basic income: Thank you Switzerland! June 6, 2016
    Despite being formally defeated, the Swiss initiative for basic income should be regarded as a giant step in the now unstoppable march towards basic income. The post The worldwide march to basic income: Thank you Switzerland! appeared first on BIEN.
  • Europe: 64% of People in Favour of Basic Income, Poll Finds May 22, 2016
    How much mainstream has basic income become? Well, quite a lot according to a new EU-wide survey. The post Europe: 64% of People in Favour of Basic Income, Poll Finds appeared first on BIEN.
  • FRANCE: Report to Prime Minister on welfare review paves the way for basic income April 26, 2016
    A report commissioned by the government recommends a complete revamp of the French welfare system, including key measures demanded by the movement for basic income. The post FRANCE: Report to Prime Minister on welfare review paves the way for basic income appeared first on BIEN.