Category Archives: Events

KARL WIDERQUIST TO SPEAK ON BIG IN SEVERAL GERMAN CITIES

Karl Widerquist (visiting associate professor of political philosophy, Georgetown University-Qatar, co-chair, BIEN, and editor, this newsletter) will speak on the Basic Income Guarantee in several Germany cities this fall. The tentative schedule is: September 25. Eichstatt: University of Eichstatt September 26. Treuchtlingen: FH Treuchtlingen September 27. Hamburg: the Hamburg Basic Income Network September 29. Cologne: BI Initiative in cooperation with

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Eleventh North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress to take place in Toronto in 2012

The 11th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress will take place May 3-5, 2012 at the University of Toronto on the theme of Putting Equality Back on the Agenda: Basic Income and Other Approaches to Economic Security for All. While Canada, the United States, and many other OECD countries have grown increasingly unequal in recent years, equality has not

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Social Policy Conference to address Sharing Responsibility in Shaping the Future

Social Justice Ireland’s annual Social Policy Conference will address the issue of Sharing responsibility in Shaping the Future.  This one-day conference will be held in Duiblin on September 14, 2011 and will be addressed by a distinguished list of international and national speakers. Questions concerning responsibility have been widely debated in recent times. Among these are questions on why ordinary

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STRASBOURG (FR), 17 June 2011: de Villepin on a citizen's income

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin advocates a citizen’s basic income for every French citizen. He will debate with François Hollande, a prominent figure of the Socialist party. The debate takes place in the framework of the campaign for the next Presidential election (2012). It will be held on June 17, 2011, in Strasbourg, Opéra du Rhin, 19 Place Broglie.

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The 14th BIEN Congress to be held Munich, Germany, 14-16 September 2012

In the past months, members of BIEN’s Executive Committee have been meeting with the organizers of the next Congress, first in New York City (at the occasion of North American basic income conference in February 2011), then in Munich (March 16, 2011). The Congress will be held in Ottobrunn (near Munich), Germany, on September 14-16, 2012. A venue in Munich

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TAMPERE (Finland), May 16th-17th, 2011: University of Tampere international workshop on “Universal Basic Income as a European Alternative”

This day-long workshop discussed issues such as the “Philosophical Foundations of Justice and Basic Income,” “UBI in the Context of National Social Security and Employment Systems,” “Economics and Labour Market Effects of UBI,” and “Policy Proposals on UBI.” Participants included a wide variety of researchers from around Europe. Johanna Perkiö organized the conference as the kick-start of a major research

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LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg), April 1, 2011: University of Luxembourg public workshop: Basic Income and Income Redistribution

This workshop discussed basic income as it related to issues of income distribution, labor market participation and, in small countries like Luxembourg, control of migration flows. It included a roundtable (in French) with guest lecturers Philippe Van Parijs from the Catholic University of Louvain, Tony Atkinson of Nuffield College, Oxford, and Tito Boeri, Bocconi University, Italy. A report by Mosaik.lu

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