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ITALY: Conference against poverty and for guaranteed income, held in Milan

A conference has been held in Milan to exchange ideas on policies to combat poverty, such as the introduction in Italy of a minimum and guaranteed income. It took place on Wednesday, March 2nd at Degrees Hall on the Via Conservatorio.   Through the first part of the conference, which consisted of talks on the topic, and a final round table, researchers,

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ITALY: Rome, March 23 “A guaranteed income we need!”

A debate about the details of a basic income policy took place on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, at the Sparwasser in via del Pigneto 215 in Rome. The debate was titled: “A guaranteed income we need! From social campaigns to the proposed law for the minimum guaranteed income: models of society or governance of poverty?” The following speakers contributed to

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Scholars urge Italy to adopt Guaranteed Minimum Income

Italy needs to introduce a Guaranteed Minimum Income as soon as possible, following the example of other European countries. This is the central message of the letter published below, addressed to the Italian government and signed by sixty economists and scholars from Italy, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Spain and United States, among others. The letter was published on February

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ITALY: Claudio Del Frate, “Welcome to the South: in Basilicata, with oil “minimum income” guaranteed” [Benvenuti al Sud: in Basilicata, con il petrolio “reddito minimo” garantito]

The Basilicata Region has decided to invest royalties of its oil to pay a basic income allowance to about 8,000 families without incomes, safety and dignity; mostly those who are unemployed. The drilling and the revenues from it are environmentally controversial, but regardless, Basilicata will pay 95% out of claims by the insurance companies that extract the oil. The payments are

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Italy – Cities’s décisions and votes in favour of Dignity and Minimum Income actions

Language : Italian Italy : Minimum Income and Dignity Income. On his website, LIBERA « Associazioni, nomi è numeri contro le mafie » presents a list of cities whose assemblies have voted délibérations wich support campaigns for the « Reddito Minimo » (Minimum Income) and « Reddito di Dignita » (Dignity Income ). Several other initiatives are also reported. The Libera website gives access to the full deliberations and decisions texts voted

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Italy: Campaign in Campania seeks ten thousand signatures for basic income

Ten thousand signatures in 120 days: this is the goal of the campaign for the guaranteed minimum income that draws on a wide network of social forces intended to reach those in the Italian region Campania. The maximum amount of money being petitioned for is 7,000 euro per year, equivalent to 583 euro per month. Among the requirements the petition

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ROME, ITALY: International day for the eradication of poverty, October 17, 2015

Several initiatives took place throughout Italy on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, held on October 17 this year. A public event in Rome tackled the theme of “Equal social dignity”. A common document was signed by a number of civil society organizations and activist groups, including Basic Income Network Italy (BIN Italy), BIEN’s Italian

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ROME, ITALY: Finale of “100 days for a dignity income”, June 30, 2015

On June 30 this year, the Italian campaign “100 days for a dignity income” ended with a public meeting in Rome, with the participation of representatives from civil society organizations and activist groups behind the campaign, and several MPs. Basic Income Network Italy (BIN Italy), BIEN’s Italian chapter, was among the campaign organizers. 70,000 signatures were collected to ask the

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ITALY: Basic Income Network Italy in parliamentary commission hearing about GMI

On March 26 this year, representatives of the Basic Income Network Italy (BIN Italy) were heard by the Labour Commission of the Italian Senate, one of the houses of parliament, about the possibility of introducing a national guaranteed minimum income (GMI). The Commission has been discussing this issue for some time, as various draft bills in favor of a GMI

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