The L’Ecole des Hautes Estudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Social Sciences University in France) is organizing and promoting a doctoral series of conferences about basic income. This series of events started on the 10th of October 2018, on a venue at the CEVIPOF (SciencesPo, Paris), featuring Yannick Vanderborght and Télémaque Masson, an EHESS ex-student and founding member of the Movement Francais pour un Revenue de Base (MFRB), and will continue throughout 2019.


On the third Wednesday of each month until June next year, from 6 to 8 pm at EHESS (usually), these conferences are framed as doctoral workshops, and aim to explore questions like “What is a Universal Basic Income?”, “Basic Income, a tool in fighting poverty?” or “Basic income or income for ecological transition?”. These will bring together experts like Jean-Eric Hyafil, Philippe Warin and Sophie Swaton, as well as students and the general public interested in such matters.


On the last event, on the 12th of June 2019, Philippe Van Parijs will conduct a guided study session through his most recent book (co-authored with Yannick Vanderborght), “Basic income: A radical proposal for a free society and a sane economy”.


The full conferences program can be read here.

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