A Basic Income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement.

Call for BIEN Members to Register for 2022 General Assembly

BIEN's 2022 General Assembly will be held online, on 28 September at 1pm British Summer Time (UTC +1). We kindly ask members to register to be able to attend the GA meeting. This registration is required to ensure only members participate in BIEN's decision making by...

This South Korean Presidential Election is Vital

There are rare moments when a combination of threatening circumstances leads to a wonderful transformation that only a short time before would have been unimaginable. This year may be such a moment. The Republic of Korea could set an example to the world that would...

Arguments for UBI were presented at the Constituent Assembly in Chile

On the 1st of December, the Comission of Fundamental Rights received the president and secretary of the Chilean Basic Income Network (Red Chilena de Ingreso Básico) Gabriela Cabaña and Cristóbal Ramos. The intervention included the justifications of basic income as a...

A new project from FRIBIS: Universal Basic Income and Gender

The Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS), a network of several faculties at the University of Freiburg, has expanded with a new international team which focuses on basic income and gender issues, pulled together by Enno Schmidt. It uses as a starting...

The Monetary Issues of a UBI: First annual FRIBIS conference 12 October

This year, the Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS) will hold its first annual conference on Monday and Tuesday, 11-12 October 2021. It aims to shed light on an emerging topic in the economics of UBI: the monetary issues of a UBI. Monetary aspects are...

BIEN Congresses

BIEN’s 2022 Congress will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th September 2022. Registration now open. This will be a hybrid face to face and online event. The main face-to-face event will take place in Brisbane.

Call for papers closed: Abstracts (250—300 words) please click here for more information.

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Basic Income as a vote winner

Basic Income as a vote winner

Start: Tuesday, September 06, 2022 • 6:00 PM • Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00) End: Tuesday, September 06, 2022 • 7:30 PM • Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00). This is an online event. Register and...

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Countries that Have Tried Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a program that provides citizens of a country with a monthly or annual stipend. It is given to individuals regardless of their employment status, income, or resources they own. The objective of Universal Basic Income is to reduce...

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Two Open BIEN Executive Committee Posts

Two Open BIEN Executive Committee Posts

Ahead of BIEN's General Assembly scheduled for 28 September (online), we have the pleasure of announcing two posts in BIEN's Executive Committee, which we invite you to run for. These posts are a Volunteer Coordinator and a Fundraising...

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Basic Income Conversation

Basic Income Conversation

Basic Income Conversation seeks to spark a Conversation about basic income right across the UK. Hundreds of people are helping us get closer to a basic income for all, one Conversation at a time. You might support basic income and want more people to hear about it....

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