Tag Archives: Italy

Bassano del Grappa (IT), 8th June 2012: Labour reform and basic income

On June 8th, 2012, a debate on “Labour reform and basic income” will be held  in Bassano del Grappa, Italy.  Speakers include Alberto Piccinini (Lawyer, expert in labour rights, trustee of the CGIL and FIOM), and Giuseppe Bronzini (Director of Cassation and social co-founder of BIN (Basic Income Network) Italy). The conference is organized by the Cultural Policy Center “Roman

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Video link: TEDxBologna – Bruna Pereira and Marcus Brancaglione – Citizen Basic Income in Brasil

Bruna and Marcus are Social Innovators and they have been developing the Basic Income Project in Brasile for two years, a project that is unique in the world. The 70 inhabitants of the town of Quantiga Velho receive 30 Real monthly. Marcus and Bruna tell us what are the effects of this new right, that is conquering the world.

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ROME, Italy November 24th 2011 “Precarity and guaranteed income”

A public meeting about “Precarity and guaranteed income” was held in Rome on 24th of November 2011. It was organized by Confederazione Generale Italia Lavoro (the Italian general confederation of work) of the Lazio region. Participants included Tina Bali (Secretary of CGIL Roma and Lazio), Sandro Gobetti (Bin Italy) and Michele Raitano (La Sapienza University, Rome) took part at the

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Video link: Large demonstration for BIG in Rome, 2003

The BIN-Italia website has a short video of a demonstration on November 22, 2003 when more than 50.000 people in Rome demonstrated for a guaranteed income. According to BIN-Italian, “Usually in all the demonstration the guaranteed income are one of the request from the people, social movement, precarious worker etc. But this short movie shows the largest demonstration in Italy just for a guaranteed income.”

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PISA, Italy, November 26th, 2011 “Welfare and guaranteed income”

An organization called Tilt Camp held a public meeting, entitled “Welfare and guaranteed income for tomorrow’s Italy,” in Pisa from 3 to 6pm on Saturday 26th of November. Speakers included: Giulio Marcon (Sbilanciamoci), Luca Santini (BIN Italy), Arturo di Corinto (journalist), Claudia Pratelli (Il nostro tempo è adesso. La vita non aspetta), Roberto Ciccarelli (Manifesto), Maria La Porta (Sportello Donna),

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Basic Income Italia writes a letter to Italian PM Mario Monti

The Italian basic income network BIN-Italy wrote an open letter to the new Prime Minister Mario Monti, and the new Minister for Labour and Social Policy Elsa Fornero. In this letter, BIN-Italia urges the Italian government to implement an unconditional guaranteed income. This is meant to avoid the risk of “default of citizenship rights”, and allow Italy to meet the

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ITALY: Activist Movement for basic income

The Basic Income Network of Italy (BIN Italia) reports on recent struggles for a minimum guaranteed income in Italy. According to BIN Italia, the local government of the Lazio Region (which includes Rome) recently approved a law for an income guarantee for the unemployed and precarious. Funding for the new program has been inadequate, and there were demonstrations in Rome

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