See below for a list of all past BIEN Congresses.
The 17th BIEN Congress 2017 – Lisbon, Portugal
The 17th Congress will be held at the Portuguese National Parliament in Lisbon, Portugal, September 25-27, 2017.
The theme of the congress is “Implementing a Basic Income”.
Conference details, including a call for proposals, are available here.
The 18th BIEN Congress 2018 – Tampere, Finland
The 18th Congress, titled “Basic Income and the New Universalism: Rethinking the Welfare State in the 21st Century” will be held at the University of Tampere in Tampere, Finland, August 24-25, 2018.
More details will be available soon.
Note: Papers from past BIEN Congresses are collected on the Congress papers page.
The 16th BIEN Congress 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
The 16th Congress, “Social and Ecological Transformation and the Basic Income,” was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 7-9, 2016.
Videos are available here.
For more information, see the conference website: www.bien2016.org.
The 15th BIEN Congress 2014 – Montreal, Canada
The 15th Congress, “Re-Democratizing the Economy,” was held in Montreal, Canada, June 26-29, 2014.
Papers from the 15th Congress are available here.
For more information, see: biencanada.ca/congress/congress-program.
The 14th BIEN Congress 2012 – Munich, Germany
The 14th Congress, on the theme of pathways to a basic income, was held at the Wolf-Ferrari-Haus in Ottobrunn near Munich, Germany, September 14-16, 2012.
Papers from the 14th Congress are available here.
For more information, see the congress website: www.bien2012.org.
The 13th BIEN Congress 2010 – São Paulo, Brazil
The 13th Congress, “Basic Income: An Instrument for Justice and Peace,” was held at the Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil, June 30 – July 2, 2010.
A brief personal account on the Congress, by Philippe Van Parijs, is printed in BIEN’s NewsFlash 62.
The 12th BIEN Congress 2008 – Dublin, Ireland
The 12th Congress was held at University College in Dublin, Ireland, June 20-21, 2008.
Papers from the 12th Congress are available here.
More information about the Congress is available on the website on Social Justice Ireland.
Reports on the 12th Congress are available in NewsFlash 52 (Summer 2008).
The 11th BIEN Congress 2006 – Cape Town, South Africa
The 11th Congress was held at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, November 2-4, 2006.
Congress Program (from Red Renta Básica).
Papers from the 11th Congress are available here.
Conference report by Karl Widerquist.
More reports on the 11th Congress are available in NewsFlash 42 (November 2006).
The 10th BIEN Congress 2004 – Barcelona, Spain
The 10th Congress was held at the Fòrum Universal de les Cultures in Barcelona, Spain, September 19-20, 2004.
Papers from the 10th Congress are available here.
Reports on the Congress are available in NewsFlash 29 (September 2004).
The 9th BIEN Congress 2002 – Geneva, Switzerland
The 9th Congress was held at the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland, September 12-14, 2002.
Papers from the 9th Congress are available here.
Reports on the Congress can be found in NewsFlash 17 (September 2002).
The 8th BIEN Congress 2000 – Berlin, Germany
The 8th Congress was held at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin in Berlin, Germany, October 6-7, 2000.
Papers from the 8th Congress are available here.
Reports on the Congress can be found in NewsFlash 6 (November 2000).
The 7th BIEN Congress 1998 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The 7th Congress was held at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in The Netherlands, September 10-12, 1998.
Papers from the 7th Congress are available here.
Reports on the Congress can be found in BIEN’s Autumn 1998 newsletter.
The 6th BIEN Congress 1996 – Vienna, Austria
The 6th Congress was held at the United Nations Centre in Vienna, Austria, September 12-14, 1996.
Reports on the Congress can be found in BIEN’s Christmas 1996 newsletter.
The 5th BIEN Congress 1994 – London, United Kingdom
The 5th Congress was held at Goldsmith College, London, UK, September 8-10, 1994.
Reports on the Congress can be found in BIEN’s Christmas 1994 newsletter.
The 4th BIEN Congress 1992 – Paris-St-Maur, France
The 4th Congress was held at the Université de Paris-Val-de-Marne in Paris-St-Maur, France, September 18-19, 1992.
Reports on the 4th Congress can be found in BIEN’s January 1993 newsletter.
The 3rd BIEN Congress 1990 – Florence, Italy
The 3rd Congress was held at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, September 19-20, 1990.
Reports on the 3rd Congress can be found in BIEN’s Christmas 1990 newsletter.
The 2nd BIEN Congress 1988 – Paris-St-Maur, France
The 2nd Congress was held at the Universitaire Faculteiten St. Ignatius in Antwerp, Belgium, September 22-24, 1988.
Reports on the 2nd Congress can be found in BIEN’s Christmas 1988 newsletter.
The 1st BIEN Congress 1986 – Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
The 1st Congress was held at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, September 4-6, 1986.