The 2018 BIEN Congress, held in Tampere on 24-26 August, has released its revised conference program. In addition to a wide variety of panels and papers covering recent academic and policy discussions on basic income, the program features a series of exciting plenary speakers, including a plenary roundtable on basic income experiments and an opening address by Tarja Halonen, the former President of Finland.
For the first time in the history of BIEN congresses, on the 24th and 25th of August, the Tampere congress also hosts Basic Income in Motion, a film festival featuring more than a dozen films and documentaries on basic income running alongside the congress. Participants are also invited to participate in the Nordic Day on the 23rd of August and discuss recent advances in basic income with members of the different Nordic basic income networks, plus a public lecture by Rutger Bregman to promote the Finnish translation of his bestseller Utopia for Realists.
All events will take place on the main campus of the University of Tampere and are held in English.
The 5th of August deadline for registration is approaching fast! Don’t miss out and register as soon as possible and join us in Finland at the end of the August!
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Jurgen De Wispelaere, Pertti Koistinen and Roosa Eriksson
(on behalf of the BIEN2018 LOC)
The 18th BIEN Congress
takes place in Tampere (Finland) on 23-26 August on the theme of “Basic Income and the New Universalism: Rethinking the Welfare State in the 21st Century”.
We have already received many excellent proposals. For those of you who haven’t this week, this is your last chance to submit a proposal to present a paper or coordinate a full panel or roundtable on any topic related to basic income. Please submit your proposal via our website
. If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you all in Tampere in August!
ESPAnet is the leading comparative social policy conference in Europe. Jurgen De Wispelaere (Bath University) and Heikki Hiilamo (Helsinki University) are coordinating a stream on “The Political Economy of Basic Income: Opportunities, Constraints, Trajectories” for its upcoming conference on transformations of European welfare systems in Vilnius (Lithuania), on the 30th of August – 1st September 2018. The submission of papers ends on the 19th of March 2018.
The idea of granting each (adult) citizen an unconditional basic income, independent of means test or work requirement, has made major strides in recent policy debates across Europe. Several countries in Europe and North-America are experimenting with or planning basic income-inspired trials, while in other jurisdictions basic income is considered at the highest level of policy-making.
Mainstream policy actors embracing a proposal that until very recent was considered to be part of a radically utopian fringe raises a number of policy questions, which we expect the proposed abstracts to cover. What explains the current interest in the basic income proposal? Are we experiencing a genuine window of opportunity firmly embedding basic income into the policy process in mature welfare states, or are we instead witnessing a fad that is likely to fade when feasibility constraints are taken into account? What are the key policy determinants for understanding the feasibility and stability of basic income against the background of established institutions and policy configurations, as well as recent developments in European welfare states? Which social, economic and political factors affect the building of robust basic income constituencies and a stable political coalition across stakeholder groups and political actors? What challenges need to be overcome and which trajectories are most suited to pilot and/or institute a basic income? How must basic income models be adapted to accommodate political and institutional constraints? Does systematic variation in how different welfare regimes respond to political challenges explain the variation in basic income models under consideration?
This stream aims to advance the policy debate around basic income by critically examining these and related questions in the context of European welfare states. Our aim is to put the policy research into basic income on a firm theoretical and empirical footing, by selecting contributions that employ insights from recent welfare state and political economy research to examine aspects of basic income design and implementation. We are particularly interested in contributions that investigate novel aspects of and/or adopt novel methodologies in examining the political economy of basic income. We will also give priority to contributions that embrace a distinctively comparative focus to draw out the diversity of opportunities, constraints and trajectories in the basic income debate across European welfare states.
BIEN Congress 2018 is looking for film makers to display their production at the upcoming basic income congress in Tampere!
The 2018 Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress is planning to run a short film festival parallel to the talks, presentations and discussions at the upcoming BIEN Congress in Tampere on 23-26 August 2018.
We invite enthusiastic cineasts and documentary makers interested in showcasing their production to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We are interested in receiving proposals by professional as well as amateur film makers on any aspect of the basic income discussion.
The 2018 Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress has extended the deadline for submitting proposals for papers, themed panels or roundtables that cover any aspect of the justification, design, implementation, or politics of universal basic income. Send us your proposals (including a title, a short abstract of up to 250 words, and personal information) by the END OF FEBRUARY via our online submission
. The new date is February 28th, 2018.
The 18th BIEN World Congress will take place on 23 – 26 August 2018 at the University of Tampere (Finland). The theme of the Congress is “Basic Income and the New Universalism: Rethinking the Welfare State in the 21st Century”. The international BIEN Congress takes place on 23-26 August. The first day will be a Nordic UBI Day on 23 August 2018.
Confirmed plenary speakers at the 2018 BIEN Congress include:
* Phillip Alston (USA)
* Jamie Cooke (Scotland)
* Evelyn Forget (Canada)
* Loek Groot (Netherlands)
* Louise Haagh (UK)
* Renana Jhabvala (India)
* Olli Kangas (Finland)
* Lena Lavinas (Brazil)
More info is available at our congress website, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. For questions, email us at email@example.com.