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BIEN Congress 2018: Last days to submit your paper proposals

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

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LITHUANIA: ESPANet 2018 Congress in Vilnius features Stream on the Political Economy of Basic Income

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

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US: Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan invites junior scholars to workshop on Basic Income

University of Michigan in Autumn. Credit to: Flickr.   Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the Stanford Basic Income Lab and with support from the Economic Security Project, are inviting applications to participate in a three-day workshop from May 18th – 20th 2018, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.   The workshop will provide opportunities to learn about

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UK: A Citizen’s Basic Income day at the London School of Economics

The London School of Economics (LSE) will host a Basic Income day event on Tuesday, 20th of February 2018. This event will join several experts to discuss political feasibility, funding mechanisms and costing of basic income, in the morning session. On the afternoon, a roundtable will take place, featuring representatives of several basic income pilot projects and experiments worldwide. Among

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International: Basic Income at the World Economic Forum 2018

During the World Economic Forum during 23rd-26th January in Davos, Switzerland, universal basic income (UBI) will be discussed at several sessions:   11:00 GMT 23 January:  How Is Rentier Capitalism Aggravating Inequality? For the summary, speakers and live streaming, please see here.   11:30 GMT 26 January:  Guaranteed Income for Growth? For the summary, speakers and live streaming, please see

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BIEN Congress 2018: Looking for film makers

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

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BIEN Congress 2018: Extended deadline for submitting papers

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

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SPAIN: XVII Simposium of Red Renta Básica

Íñigo Errejón, at the 7th Basic Income Simposium.   On the 2nd of November 2017, the city of Zaragoza (Spain) welcomed the 17th Basic Income Simposium, organized by Red Renta Básica (the Basic Income Network affiliate in Spain), which lasted for three days. In the first day, during the afternoon, the documentary “In the same boat” (trailer here) was screened, followed

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