17th BIEN Congress, Portugal

“Implementing a Basic Income”

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Draft program

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17th BIEN Congress, Portugal

Dates: 25-27 September 2017



25 September: Portuguese National Parliament

26 and 27 September: ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon

Portuguese Basic Income Week: 25-30 September 2017


Today basic income attracts the public’s attention as a potentially fair and realistic public policy. We can see this attention as important political parties in Europe have adopted the unconditional basic income as a policy objective.

Our 2017 congress will discuss the different aspects of the politics of a basic income under the general theme Implementing a Basic Income.

A draft of the Congress program is available here.

Invited keynote speakers include:

Evelyn L. Forget (Canada)

Elizabeth Rhodes (Oakland experiment- USA)

Sara Bizarro (Portugal)

Louise Haagh (United Kingdom)

Ingrid Robeyns (the Netherlands)

Philippe van Parijs (Belgium)

Joe Huston (GiveDirectly- USA)

Jurgen De Wispelaere (Finland)

Guy Standing (United Kingdom)



Registration fees include admission to all of the congress sessions, the congress proceedings and coffee breaks.

  • Regular Fee with Presentation: 120 €
  • Solidarity Fee with Presentation: 160 €
  • Reduced Fee with Presentation (students and people unemployed): 80 €
  • Attendance only (with attendance certificate): 30 €
  • Attendance only (without certificate): FREE

See the official conference webpage for information about online registration and registration fees.

Free registration (for attendance only without certificate) is available on Eventbrite.



Local Organizing Committee of the 17th BIEN Congress, in Lisbon, Portugal:

Roberto Merrill (coordinator), Sara Bizarro, Lídia Martins, Mafalda Farmhouse, Graça Rojão, Sara Trindade, , André Coelho, Martim Avillez Figueiredo, Pedro Teixeira, Gonçalo Marcelo, Teresa Albuquerque.

Scientific Committee:

Carlos Farinha Rodrigues, João Cardoso Rosas, Michel Bauwens, Borja Barragué, Barb Jacobson,  Nazaré da Costa Cabral, Jenna van Draanen.

Organizing Committee of the Basic Income week:

Pedro Ferrão, Pedro Ramajal, Bárbara Borges, Sandra Silvestre, Jorge Pinto.


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