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Sep 12 @ 09:00 – 10:00 SPPM, Tsinghua University
On 12 September, 2015, 9 a.m., the Basic Income Reading Club will meet and have its first activity at the SPPM (School of Public Policy and Management) Building at Tsinghua University, Beijing. The event includes[...]
Sep 14 – Sep 21 all-day
The date for the 8th international Basic Income Week will be 14-21 september 2015 The motto wil be: “UBI: A safety net for life” Activities in the “international basic income week” are organized by collectives[...]
Sep 15 – Sep 21 all-day
Margaret Sharon Olscamp will be holding a Basic Income focused art event during Basic Income Week from September 14 to 21, 2015. The event will be held at 212 St. Andrew Street, Bathurst, New Brunswick,[...]
Sep 15 @ 17:00 – Sep 21 @ 20:30 Quebec / Montreal
Du 14 au 20 septembre, on tiendra une semaine du revenu de base en Europe, pour la 8ème année. Nous sommes quelques uns à vouloir lui donner un écho ici, au Québec. Nous pensons à[...]
Sep 15 @ 19:30 – 22:30 Agape Centre
Basic Income Week event in Ireland An open discussion on Basic/Citizen’s Income at the Agape Centre, 238 Lisburn Road, BELFAST Northern Ireland 15 September 2015, 7.15 for 7.30
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day Budapest
Dear All, We are very happy and of course getting excited about to organize the next (International) Conference in Budapest. What a great chance, what a project ! In January in Vienna we chosed the[...]
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day Stay Okay
De keynote speakers are Guy Standing (econoom, professorin Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a founder member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), a non-governmental organisation that promotes a citizenship[...]
Jan 31 @ 08:00 – 16:00 Stay Okay
31 January UBIE working meeting 40 ? people Programm to be decided by UBIE Chair   08:00 Breakfast 11:00 Opening 12:30 Lunch 13:30 …………………………. 16:00 The end………..
May 19 – May 20 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[...]
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

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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