BIEN Congresses

Upcoming 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.

Past Congresses

To download available papers from past BIEN Congresses, see 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.

For more information, see the conference website:

The 15th BIEN Congress 2014 – Montreal, Canada

The 15th Congress, “Re-Democratizing the Economy,” was held in Montreal, Canada, June 26-29, 2014.

For more information, see:

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.

For more information, see the congress website:

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.

The 12th BIEN Congress 2008 – Dublin Ireland

The 12th Congress was held at University College in Dublin, Ireland, June 20-21, 2008.

For reports on the 12th Congress, see 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.

For reports on the 11th Congress, see 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.

The 9th BIEN Congress 2002 – Geneva, Switzerland

The 9th Congress was held at the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland, September 12-14, 2002.

The 8th BIEN Congress 2000 – Berlin, Germany

The 8th Congress was held at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin in Berlin, Germany, October 6-7, 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.

The 6th BIEN Congress 1996 – Vienna, Austria

The 6th Congress was held at the United Nations Centre in Vienna, Austria, September 12-14, 1996.

The 5th BIEN Congress 1994 – London, United Kingdom

The 5th Congress was held at Goldsmith College, London, UK, September 8-10, 1994.

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.

The 3rd BIEN Congress 1990 – Florence, Italy

The 3rd Congress was held at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, September 19-20, 1990.

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.

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.




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