National & Regional Affiliates

To date the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) recognizes twenty-three national basic income network and two regional affiliates. The latest national networks to be officially recognized BIEN affiliates are the Portuguese, French, and Norwegian network (June 2014).

Become an Affiliate of BIEN

If you are a member of an organization that would like to become an affiliate of BIEN, click here or scroll down to the bottom for the requirements of affiliates and the instructions for requesting affiliation.

For advice on starting an affiliate, see this page.

BIEN’s Affiliates:

EUROPE: Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBI-Europe)

Founded in 2014


Facebook: Basic Income Europe

President: Dániel Fehér

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII)

Founded in 2006


Facebook: SPII Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute

Director/Coordinator: Isobel Frye (

31 Quinn Street, CIVICUS House
Newtown, Johannesburg
P.O Box 31747, Braamfontein 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel.: +27 11 833 0161/2
Fax.: +27 11 832 3085

ARGENTINA: Red Argentina de Ingreso Ciudadano

Founded in March 2004


Facebook: Renta Básica Argentina

President: Rubén M. Lo Vuolo
Member of BIEN’s International Advisory Board: Rubén Lo Vuolo

AUSTRALIA: Basic Income Guarantee Australia (BIGA)

Founded in 2002


Facebook: Basic Income Guarantee Australia

Coordinator: Gregory Marston (
School of Public Health and Social Work
Faculty of Health
Queensland University of Technology
Kelvin Grove Campus
Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia 4059
Tel.: +61 7 3138 4767
Fax.: +61 7 3138 3369

AUSTRIA: Netzwerk Grundeinkommen und sozialer Zusammenhalt – B.I.E.N. Austria

Founded in October 2002

Antonigasse 100, 1180 Wien

Email: info (AT) (please replace “AT” by “@”)

Contact person: Margit Appel (
Contact person (Media): Markus Blümel (

BELGIUM: Belgian Network for Basic Income

Founded on June 27, 2012


Facebook: Basic

Contact person: Quentin Fabri

Organizing Committee: Aline Goethals, Pierre-Yves Ryckaert

BRAZIL: Rede Brasileira de Renda Básica de Cidadania

Founded in September 2004

Coordinator: Eduardo Suplicy ( /

CANADA: Basic Income Canada Network / Réseau canadien pour le revenu garanti

Founded in June 2008

New English-language website (fall 2015):
New French-language website (all 2015):

Facebook: Basic Income Canada Network

Chairperson: Sheila Regehr (

Mailing address:
723-1500 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K1H 1B8

CANADA: Quebec – Revenue de base Quebec (RBQ)

Affiliated in July 2016


Facebook: Revenue de base Quebec

244, Saint-Olivier, app. 3, Québec G1R 1G3
5445, ave de Gaspé, suite 602, Montréal H2T 3B2

Contact Person: Luc Gosselin


Affiliated in July 2016

DENMARK: BIEN Denmark (Borgerlønsbevægelsen)

Founded in January 2000


Chairman: Dorte Kolding (
International coordinators: Karsten Lieberkind ( and Jon Seemann Pedersen (

BIEN Danmarks sekretariat: Michael Husen (
Kronprinsensgade 12
5000 Odense C
Tlf. 6613 2992

FINLAND: BIEN Finland – Suomen perustuloverkosto

Founded in May 2011, registered in December 2012

Chair: Simo J. Kr. Ruottine (
Vice-Chair: Johanna Perkiö (

Tel.: +358 40 5000189

FRANCE: Mouvement Français pour un revenu de base

(French Movement for Basic Income)

Founded in 2013


Facebook: MFRB Revenu de base

Contact person: Nicole Teke (

GERMANY: Netzwerk Grundeinkommen

Founded in July 2004



Facebook: Netzwerk Grundeinkommen

Spokespersons: Reimund Acker, Ronald Blaschke, Matthias Blöcher, Ralf Engelke, Stefan Füsers, Natalie Pavlovic, Jörg Reiners and Ursula Walther.

INDIA: India Network for Basic Income (INBI)


Facebook: India Network for Basic Income
+91 789 3033 728

Contact Person: Sarath Davala (

IRELAND: Basic Income Ireland

Founded in March 1995



Facebook: Basic Income Ireland

Coordinator: Anne B Ryan and Jan Smole

Member of BIEN’s International Advisory Board: John Baker
Department of Adult and Community Education, NUIM
Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

ITALY: Bin Italia (Basic Income Network Italy)

Founded in July 2008


Facebook: BIN Italia

President: Luca Santini (
Vice President: Rachele Serino (
Coordinator and contact person: Sandro Gobetti (
Other members and roles of BIN Italia Committee:
Address: BIN Italia Via Filippo De Grenet, 38 – 00128 Rome, Italy
Tel.: Luca Santini: +39 3487752116
Tel.: Sandro Gobetti: +39 3334375476


Founded in November 2007


Coordinator: Toru Yamamori (
c/o Dr. Toru Yamamori, Faculty of Economics,
Doshisha University, Karasuma-Higashi-iru,
Imadegawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8580, Japan

MEXICO: Red Mexicana Ingreso Ciudadano Universal

Founded in April 2008


Coordinator: Pablo Yanes (;

Member of BIEN’s International Advisory Board: Pablo Yanes

NETHERLANDS: Vereniging Basisinkomen

President: Alexander de Roo
Secretary and contactperson: Adriaan Planken
Galgeveld 10
3705 MB Zeist, Nederland
Tel.: 0031-30-6991721 // 0031-6-22420270

NEW ZEALAND: Basic Income New Zealand Incorporated (BINZ)

Founded on July 22, 2016


Facebook: Basic Income New Zealand

NORWAY: Borgerlønn BIEN Norge

Founded in October 2012


Facebook: Borgerlønn BIEN Norge

Coordinator: Anja Askeland

PORTUGAL: Rendimento Básico

Founded in March 2013


Facebook: Rendimento Básico Inconditicional Portugal

Contact person: Roberto Merrill (

SCOTLAND: Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland (SCIO)

Trustees of Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland
15 Morningside Park
EH10 5HD
Tel: 00 (44) 131 447 3268

SLOVENIA: Sekcija za promocijo UTD v Sloveniji

Founded on the 20th of January, 2010



Coordinator: Branko Gerlic
Contact persons: Branko Gerlic (, Dr. Valerija Korosec (, Dr. Igor Pribac (

Zofijini ljubimci – Drustvo za razvoj humanistike
Ob zeleznici 8
2000 Maribor

SOUTH KOREA: Basic Income Korean Network (BIKN)

Founded in June 2009


Facebook: 사무

Representative: Nam-hoon Kang (

SPAIN: Red Renta Basica

Founded in February 2001


Facebook: Red Renta Básica

President: Daniel Raventós (
Member of BIEN’s International Advisory Board: Daniel Raventós
Departament de Teoria Sociològica, Filosofia del Dret i Metodologia de les CCSS
Facultat d’Economia i Empresa
Universitat de Barcelona
Diagonal, 690
08034 Barcelona, Spain


Founded in September 2002



1200 Geneva

President: Ralph Kundig


Affiliated in July 2016

UNITED KINGDOM: Citizen’s Income Trust

Founded in 1984 (initially as “Basic Income Research Group”)



Director: Malcolm Torry
Member of BIEN’s International Advisory Board: Malcolm Torry

Citizen’s Income Trust
286 Ivydale Road
London SE15 3DF

Phone: 020 7635 7916

UNITED STATES: U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (USBIG)

Founded in December 1999
Facebook Page: U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network
Coordinator: Michael Howard (
Members of BIEN’s International Advisory Board: Michael Lewis, Eri Noguchi

Become an Affiliate of BIEN

Affiliation between BIEN and the various national and regional networks is a mutual exchange of recognition. Affiliates retain complete control over their policy and their activity.

The rules for eligibility for affiliation are as follows:

Affiliates: National or Regional Affiliates of BIEN include all Recognized National Networks officially recognized prior to the approval of these amendments. Networks may apply to become BIEN affiliates if they have some regular activity (such as conferences, meetings, a newsletter, or other publications), and if they promote basic income only rather than as part of a wider agenda, and basic income in general rather than one specific form of basic income or one that ties it necessarily to some other policy such as one specific type of funding. In addition to national networks, the GA may recognize as affiliates associations whose activities similarly focus on basic income on a supra-national, sub-national, or sectoral basis. To become an affiliate, the organization must send a letter to the Secretary detailing its activities, leadership, and process for determining the leadership. The Secretary shall inform the EC. If the EC approves the network’s affiliation, it then refers the matter to the GA for final approval or rejection. An affiliate may be dropped by the EC and GA if it fails to maintain the status defined in this article, and an affiliate is automatically dropped if it ceases to exist. A motion to drop an affiliate must first be approved by the EC and then referred to the GA.

The instructions for becoming an affiliate are:

  • Write a letter to BIEN’s Secretary:
  • In the letter explain how your organization meets the requirements of affiliation. The letter does not have to be extremely detailed. One page is usually fine.
  • Include the organization’s contact information and contact person(s).
  • BIEN’s EC will vote on whether to recommend affiliation to the General Assembly. The General Assembly votes on it at its next meeting. If the application comes in well before the meeting, the EC will list the organization on its website as “awaiting affiliation.”