BIEN Congresses

Past Congresses

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. For more information, see the conference website:

The 15th BIEN Congress 2014 – Montreal, Canada

The 15th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network, “Re-Democratizing the Economy,” took place in Montreal, Canada, from June 26-29, 2014. For more information, see the conference website at

The 14th BIEN Congress 2012 – Munich, Germany

The 14th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network took place from September 14 to 16, at the Wolf-Ferrari-Haus in Ottobrunn near Munich. The conference theme was pathways to a basic income.

For more information, see the congress website:

The 13th BIEN Congress 2010 – São Paulo, Brazil

Basic Income: An Instrument for Justice and Peace

June 30 – July 2 2010, Universidade de São Paulo

For more information, see the congress website:


For reports on the 12th Congress, see NewsFlash 52 (Summer 2008).

For reports on the 11th Congress, see NewsFlash 42 (November 2006).

Download past BIEN Congress papers.


1st Congress (4-6 September 1986): Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

2nd Congress (22-24 September 1988): Universitaire Faculteiten St. Ignatius, Antwerp (Belgium)

3rd Congress (19-20 September 1990): European University Institute, Florence (Italy).

4th Congress (18-19 September 1992): Université de Paris-Val-de-Marne, Paris-St-Maur (France)

5th Congress (8-10 September 1994): Goldsmith College, London (United Kingdom)

6th Congress (12-14 September): United Nations Centre, Vienna (Austria)

7th Congress (10-12 September 1998): Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

8th Congress (6-7 October 2000): Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

9th Congress (12-14 September 2002): International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland)

10th Congress (19-20 September 2004): Fòrum Universal de les Cultures, Barcelona (Spain)

11th Congress (2-4 November 2006): University of Cape Town, Cape Town (South Africa)

12th Congress (20-21 June 2008): University College Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

13th Congress (30 June – 2 July 2010): Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)


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