General Assembly 2021

The 2021 BIEN General Assembly will take place on Saturday 21st August 2021 at 14:00h London time (British Summer Time: UTC+1) online

The Executive Committee has decided that voting will be conducted online using the Zoom poll facility. The use of this facility means that the Executive Committee has had to decide that only BIEN members will be invited to attend the meeting (if you are a member of BIEN and have not received an invitation to register to attend by the end of July then please contact generalmanager@basicincome.org. So that non-members will be able to see what happened at the meeting the meeting will be recorded. The use of the poll facility means that the Executive Committee has also decided that this year proxies will not be permitted and there will be no postal votes.

Please note that no new memberships will be agreed either at the meeting or during the week before it. If you are not a member of BIEN and would like to become one then please click on the ‘membership’ link below.

Papers for the meeting

Agenda for the 2021 General Assembly

Minutes of the 2019 General Assembly

Minutes of the meeting of members held on the 17th December 2020

Financial report

Annual report and accounts for 2020 submitted to the UK Charity Commission by the Executive Committee

Half year accounts 1st January to 30th June 2021

Report to the members by the Chair and Vice Chair

Secretary’s report

News Editor’s report

Volunteer recruitment officer’s report

Outreach report

Academic editor/research report

Affiliation request: Hungary

A proposal for the BIEN Congress in 2023


BIEN’s constitution, as amended following the general meeting of members held on the 17th December 2020 and subsequently agreed by the UK Charity Commission.

BIEN’s internal rules as amended following the general meeting of members held on the 17th December 2020.


Information on the election of Executive Committee members and on candidates who have stood for election can be found here


The venue for the 2023 BIEN congress

The 2022 will be held in Australia. At the 2021 General Assembly a decision will be made about the venue for the BIEN congress in 2023. The Executive Committee would like to receive applications to host the 2023 congress from affiliated organisations. Applications should be sent both to the Secretary and the General Manager as Word or pdf documents of no more than two A4 pages in length. Applications should state the proposed theme, dates, and venue; whether a face to face, online, or hybrid congress is proposed; how the congress will be funded; and any other information that will help the meeting to evaluate the application.