Category Archives: Events

The North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress has been cancelled because of Covid-19

The North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 virus. The organizers have released the following announcement: With great dismay, we must announce that the NABIG 2020 Congress in Hamilton, Ontario in May will no longer be possible, due to public health concerns related to COVID-19. Within the last few days, developments in the United

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Canada: The Ontario Basic Income (cancelled) experiment, revealed

The findings of the McMaster University Basic Income Project (MUBIP) were released on the 4th of March 2020. The study looked into the impact of the Ontario Basic Income on over 200 recipients in one of the pilot sites, namely Hamilton-Brantford, where 1000 recipients were initially enrolled into the program. Even though the previously hired research team’s contract to evaluate

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BIEN Congress 2020: Submission of abstracts

Submission of abstracts is open, for the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) 2020 Congress, to be held in Brisbane, Australia, from 28–30 September this year. The deadline is on Friday January 31st, 2020. BIEN 2020 poses the question, what can basic income offer in a time of ecological crisis and a new age of automation? Australia is experiencing its worst

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LEUVEN, BELGIUM: Basic Income Stream at ESPAnet Conference, 2-4 September 2020

Basic Income will be a major stream at the ESPAnet conference in Leuven, Belgium, 2-4 September 2020 “Basic income across Europe: Exploring variation in proposals, policy windows, and trajectories” Stream convenors: Jurgen De Wispelaere, Tim Vlandas and Hanna Schwander The basic income proposal has generated exponential policy (and public) interest in a short time span. In many countries a majority of

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United Kingdom: Presentation of Peter Sloman’s new book in London

Basic Income Hub is organizing an event in which Peter Sloman will present his new book “Transfer State: The Idea of a Guaranteed Income and the Politics of Redistribution in Modern Britain“, together with Barb Jacobson and Michael Pugh. Barb is a Director at Basic Income UK and has been a prominent basic income activist for many years and Michael

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Portugal: Conference on pilot projects in July

From the 1st to the 3rd of July, 2020, at the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal), a conference on Basic Income experiments will occur, focused on its political and social policy implications. From the conference website it can be read: The debate about basic income requires our attention, especially when a growing number of countries and cities are conducting experiments

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London, UK: The Ethics of UBI in a Changing Economy

The Ethics of UBI in a Changing Economy King’s College London London, UK, April 24, 2020 Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eubi1 Abstract registration deadline: February 28, 2020 Submission deadline: February 28, 2020 Final paper submission: April 10, 2020 The Department of Political Economy at King’s College London will host a full day interdisciplinary workshop on “The Ethics of UBI in a Changing

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Australia, Brisbane: BIEN Conference 2020

Next year 20th Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Conference will be held in Brisbane, Australia, jointly hosted by Basic Income Guarantee Australia (BIGA), The School of Social Science and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Queensland) and The School of Public Health and Social Work (Queensland University of Technology). The event will occur on Monday 28th to Wednesday

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Germany: Establishment of the Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies, at the University of Freiburg

From left to right: Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Beatrice Werner, Bernhard Neumärker, Asema Bahadori and Helena Steinhaus. The new Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS) has been founded, at the University of Freiburg, on the 28th of October, 2019. A public event marked the date, at which the initiators and donors Beatrice and Götz W. Werner where represented by Beatrice Werner,

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