basic income


French Socialist primary election : historic victory for universal basic income!

Benoît Hamon, a vocal supporter of basic income, came out first (36%) in the first round of the socialist primary in France on Sunday. He now has a serious chance to become the final Socialist candidate for the presidential election. For Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) this is a good […]

Benoit Hamon - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

2016: A smashing year for basic income

The Swiss Referendum, attention from governments around Europe, growing civil society support, mainstream media coverage – 2016 could go down as the breakthrough year for the basic income movement worldwide. Let’s celebrate that! Dear friends! Time to look back, time to look ahead. As we look back, we can be […]


Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Dutch Basic Income Association – 29-31 jan 2016

Dear friends in BIEN and UBIE, We have the pleasure of inviting you to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Dutch Basic Income Association (Vereniging Basisinkomen), which will be held from 29 to 31 January 2016. in Maastricht, Maasboulevard 101, 6211 JW, The Netherlands, (tel + 31 (0)43 […]


Over 25 countries call for ‘A safety net for life’ during International Basic Income Week 14-20 September

Reflecting the growing demand for unconditional basic income [1] worldwide, this year’s International Basic Income Week looks to having the largest participation ever in its 8-year history. People in 27 countries across all continents [2] will be holding events and raising the profile of unconditional basic income across the globe […]


Abstracts from The future of basic income research conference 2015

Abstracts from The future of basic income research CONFERENCE 26-27 JUNE 2015 AT THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FLORENCE Pedro Texeira – Financing a Basic income in Portugal: between desirable and achievable Robin Jessen and Davud Rostam-Afschar – An economically Feasible Basic Income proposal for Germany Che Wagner – Direct democracy […]