The second open forum of the BIEN Working Group on the Clarification of Basic Income’s Definition (CBID)
to be held online on 11th OCTOBER 2021 at 8.00 am – 9.30 am UTC.
Provisional list of speakers are:
Ronale Blashke (video presentation), Ali Multlu Koyluoglu, Pierre Madden, Télémaque Masson-Récipon, Annie Miller, Werner Rätz, Klaus Sambor, Enno Schimidt, Malcolm Torry, Karl Widerquist (video presentation), and Toru Yamamori.
The event is hosted by the BIEN Working Group on the Clarification of Basic Income Definition (CBID), the detail of which can be found here.
It will take the form of a series of very short (5mn) presentations by the above speakers, followed by an open discussion.
Future CBID Open Forums, which are planned to be held regularly (possibly once every two months), will be focused around specific topics related to that of the clarification of Basic Income’s Definition, and take the form of one or two presentations followed by an open discussion.
For the detail of how to join the meeting, and any suggestions of topics to be discussed and offers to present a paper at an Open Forum meeting, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The original English article here by by Pierre Piquemal
Translated by Yoshihiro Norikane
Edited by Toru Yamamori
2019年2月、当時のストックトン市長マイケルD・タブス（Michael D. Tubbs）は、米国最初の市長主導の24か月に亘る保証付き所得イニシアチブとして、ストックトン経済エンパワーメントデモンストレーション（「SEED」）を開始しました。 2年後、実験の最初の12か月間（コロナ禍前の2020年2月まで）の予備的結果が発表されました。その主な調査結果は、この保証された所得に肯定的なものであり、保証所得は、収入の変動を軽減し、フルタイムの仕事へのアクセスを可能にし、メンタルヘルスを向上させ、自分の時間と決断をより良く管理できるようにするというものでした。
Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea, has been implementing the Youth Basic Income (YBI) programme since April 1, 2019. The English edition of the report on the project was published in July and can be accessed here.
The following is a short introduction by Ikjin Yu, Researcher at Gyeonggi Research Institute, Dept. of Economic & Social Policy.
Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea, has been implementing the Youth Basic Income (YBI) programme since April 1, 2019. In December 2020, Gyeonggi Research Institute (GRI), an affiliated organisation of Gyeonggi Province, published a research report (Korean version), focusing on the first year result of the YBI programme. Recently, in July 2021, GRI has published its English version.
This research report mainly consists of quantitative and qualitative analyses.
For quantitative analysis, the experimental group comprised 11,335 recipients who participated in both the ex-ante and ex-post surveys, whereas the comparison group included 800 respondents who resided in regions other than Gyeonggi Province. There were five categories for analysis such as “happiness”, “health and diet”, “perceptions and attitudes”, “economic activity” and “dream-capital”. The results of the Difference-In-Differences (DID) analysis showed that Gyeonggi YBI positively influenced on their happiness, mental health, workout frequency, diet, perception on gender and equal society, dream-capital, economic activity, time use and so forth.
For qualitative analysis, participants of individual interviews and focus group interviews (FGI) were variously grouped by detailed category. It was conducted on 24-year-olds residing in Gyeonggi Province only who received four rounds of Gyeonggi YBI. A total of 42 participated in the individual interviews and the FGIs. The analysis shows many things regarding Gyeonggi 24-year-olds’ perception of Gyeonggi YBI and basic income itself.
The research report concluded that the Gyeonggi YBI has positively influenced on the 24-year- old youths’ life in various aspects based on the recipients’ experience over the past one year.
A popular 5-minute introductory video on Basic Income, in English, is now online.
The video was originally made in Spanish, produced by Atxe, a Spanish artist, as a project for Red Renta Basica, the Spanish affiliation of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), 2 years ago. It gathered a great success reaching more than 5 million people. 
Carlos Arias, an activist of the Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE), took the initiative to make an English version, which is now available online. Narration in English was done by Barb Jacobson, former chair of UBIE.
On this occasion, we had a short interview with Atxe to show our respect to the artist who made the probably most watched video on UBI:
– How you were involved in making the video?
Atxe: Basic income is something that has been of my interest for a long time. I had previously done this kind of videos – for instance, on the TTIP – and David Casassas, as a member of Red Renta Básica, suggested me to make one explaining the main ideas that association defends.
– How you do you think of great success of the video?
Atxe: I think basic income is a proposal that creates a lot of controversy and, either you like it or not, it shakes you up. The video deals with issues and problems that speak to a large number of people and that leave you everything but indifferent – especially in Spain, where we are intensely suffering the blow of the crisis. Also, I tried to make a fun and entertaining video, which, I suppose, helped too. I must add to all this that the dissemination campaign we did in social networks – many members of Red Renta Básica and other companions actively participated in it – ended up being really successful – the video became a trending topic fast and kept this position during almost two days.
– What do you think of the idea of UBI?
Atxe: In addition to all the benefits the video talks about and that every basic income supporter knows, basic income is today more relevant than ever because it can break the fear that permeates a large part of our societies. It is a fear that too many times is translated into fuel for the rise of the far-right, and basic income could put an end to this tendency.
 5,423,641 visitors between 22 February 2017 and 30 January 2019 (data provided by Carlos Arias, a Facebook page administrator of Renta Básica Universal)
BIEN’s 2021 annual congress took place from the 18th to the 21st August 2021. The website for this online congress, containing the agenda, attendees, questions and answers, and much more, is still available: click here.
BIEN’s 2022 Congress will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th September 2022. This will be a hybrid face to face and online event. Further details will appear here as soon as they are known.
A Basic Income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement. Read more