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Unconditional Basic Income Europe announces meeting prior to BIEN Congress

Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE), an affiliate of BIEN promoting basic income in Europe, will be holding a meeting on Sunday, September 24, in Lisbon, Portugal, one day before the start of the 2017 BIEN Congress.

This is the first time that UBIE has organized a meeting to coincide with one of BIEN’s congresses. UBIE’s goal is to increase interaction between its members and other members of BIEN.

The meeting will be held at Casa dos Direitos Sociais (Rua Ferreira de Castro, 1950-315 Lisboa) from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, beginning with the General Assembly.

From 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, workshops will be held on UBIE’s projects and activities. At the end of the meeting, participants will report on results from these workshops. The afternoon sessions will be open to all Congress attendees and members of BIEN and its affiliates.

UBIE will also host a workshop titled “How can basic income activism and research support each other?” on Wednesday, September 27, as part of the BIEN Congress.

Additionally, UBIE plans to organize social events on Saturday, September 23 for those who arrive early to the congress.  

More information can now be found on UBIE’s (brand new and improved) website: https://ubie.org/join-us-in-lisbon-on-24-september/.


Reviewed by Caroline Pearce. 

Photo: “European Panorama” CC BY-NC 2.0 NASA, International Space Station, 01/25/12.

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