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Horacio Levy, Manos Matsaganis, and Holly Sutherland “Child Poverty Insights: Simulating the costs and benefits of a Europe-wide Basic Income scheme for Children”

SUMMARY: Basic Income for Children (BIC) is a universal income transfer unconditionally granted to all families with children, without means test or work requirement. The authors use the European tax-benefit micro simulation model to estimate the effects of their version of BIC. Their model computes tax liabilities and benefit entitlements for all households in European Union (EU) member states based

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EUROPEAN UNION: More than 280,000 sign initiative asking the European Commission to consider basic income

The European Citizens Initiative (ECI)(See Explanatory Note below) for Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) officially ended on Tuesday January 14th 23.59pm, after collecting at least 280,000 statements of support from EU citizens in 28 countries. The exact number won’t be known until collation and official verification of all online signatures and those on paper is completed in mid-February. The initiative did

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31 Members of the European Parliament call for support for the EU Citizens Initiative for Unconditional Basic Income

Press release from the European Citizens Initiative for Unconditional Basic Income Europe UPDATE: As of December 5th, 31 MEPs have signed the statement of support. Twenty-nine members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from 12 different European Countries issued a joint statement (pdf) expressing their support for the European Citizen’s Initiative (ECI) for Unconditional Basic Income. This calls upon the European

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EUROPE: Website counting signatures for the European Citizens’ Initiative for UBI

European Citizens’ Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income has a webpage with daily updates on the number of signatures collected for the initiative. As of December 11, 2013, more than 166,285 people have signed the petition in favor of a basic income for the European Union. The proposals requires 1,000,000 signatures of EU citizens to spark a response by the

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The European Initiative for Basic Income begins crowd -sourcing campaign

The European Citizens’ Initiative for Unconditional Basic Income has opened a crowd-funding (or crowd-sourcing) campaign. They are calling on basic income supporters to donate to help finance the collection of the rest of the 875,000 signatures needed to pass the initiative. The crowd-sourcing initiative is inspire by Croatia, which in September 2013, started promoting their built basic income website and

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EUROPEAN UNION: Slovenia becomes second country to reach the target signatures for the Basic Income European Citizens Initiative

[Craig Axford] On October 24th, Slovenia joined Croatia to become the second EU nation reaching the required number of signatures on the Basic Income Initiative in Europe.  If the initiative receives one million signatures and receives the required level of support in at least seven EU member nations, the EU will evaluate a basic income guarantee in Europe. For more

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EUROPEAN UNION: Citizens’ Initiative for Basic Income can be signed online

[Aynur Bashirova] European citizens’ initiative petition on basic income was launched earlier this year. Basic income initiative believes in distributing minimum income to all the citizens without conditionality and regardless of the employment. The petition can be signed online by any EU citizen based on universal suffrage. If the initiative manages to collect 1 million signatures from at least seven

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