Recording of 11 January 2022 International Workshop on Korea’s Basic Income Manifestos

Recording of 11 January 2022 International Workshop on Korea’s Basic Income Manifestos

On 11 January 2022, the International Workshop on Basic Income Manifestos for Presidential Election 2022 in Korea was held and a recording is now available on YouTube

The session lasted about 2 hours and 20 minutes, of which 1 hour and 40 minutes was devoted to introductions, presentations by the keynote presenter and panelists, and comments by presenters. The remaining 40 minutes was Q&A between the presenters and other participants. The total number of participants in the Zoom workshop was 178 from 31 countries. The workshop was moderated by BIEN Chairperson, Sarath Davala.

The keynote presentation, Basic Income Manifesto of Presidential Candidate Mr. JM Lee — by Nam-Hoon Kang, Co-Chairperson of the Basic Social Committee, Presidential Election Committee of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea — is available by clicking here and that by Jun-Ho Oh, Presidential candidate of the Basic Income Party here.

This was a highly informative workshop with some of the world’s leading advocates and analysts of basic income participating. The political economy of introducing basic income was a key feature of the discussions. Mobilizing revenue by taxation of commons-based income and pollutant emissions for distribution as basic income was emphasized. The political dynamics of having both the leading party and a single-issue party campaigning for basic income was discussed. Also notable were the mechanisms proposed in the keynote presentation for increasing support for basic income through intensive deliberative discussions (along the lines pioneered in Gyeonggi Province) and popular assemblies.

FRIBIS-BIEN Webinar on UBI: One Idea, plenty of Experiences

FRIBIS-BIEN Webinar on UBI: One Idea, plenty of Experiences

Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) and Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS) Student Group at the University of Freiburg are organizing a series of conversations oriented to bring the basic income debate to the global student community and to promote exchange among students on this subject.

The first of this series of Conversations / Dialogues will be conducted on January 27th, 2022, at 10am GMT. This will be a conversation between Enno Schmidt and Sarath Davala about their ideas of UBI and their experiences with UBI in the practical world. Students from various universities from across the world will be nominated by their respective institutions to participate.

If anyone wishes to nominate students, please write to:

Enno Schmidt

Recording of 11 January 2022 International Workshop on Korea’s Basic Income Manifestos

Webinar on Manifestos of Candidates for President of the Republic of Korea in the March 2022 Elections.

In collaboration with our Korean affiliate and the UBI Advocates Worldwide and the National Research Foundation of Korea, we are organizing an international workshop on the basic income manifestos of at least two parties in Korea. The main manifesto is that of the ruling party candidate Mr. Lee Jae-myung. The other manifesto is that of a newly formed single issue party called Basic Income Party of Korea.

Here is a link to register for the webinar to be held on 11 January 2022, 13:00-15:00 GMT

View and download the two manifestos below:

Basic Income Party Manifesto (Korea)

Basic Income Proposal (Korea)

Online Forum on Definition of Basic Income: 11th October

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:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Monetary Issues of a UBI: First annual FRIBIS conference 12 October

This year, the Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS) will hold its first annual conference on Monday and Tuesday, 11-12 October 2021. It aims to shed light on an emerging topic in the economics of UBI: the monetary issues of a UBI. Monetary aspects are becoming more important due to an increasing economic interest in monetary innovations and major disruptions in central banking and finance. UBI research is being increasingly influenced by this development. The biggest UBI pilots use specifically minted currencies to ensure local spending, and new strands of transformative economics propose monetary financing or community currencies as financing mechanisms for a UBI. FRIBIS acknowledges this evolution by creating research teams in order to keep up-to-date with research in this field. At this year’s conference, FRIBIS will present this teams’ research, as well as other research activities. In addition, research collaborations will be presented and there will be keynotes and panel discussions with very honorable guests.

The conference provides the audience, in addition, with contributions of other FRIBIS teams in parallel sessions. FRIBIS teams integrate in a unique way the activities of civic society actors, activists, and scientists, so that civic society actors and activists can show their contributory potential.

The conference will be held online. It will be livestreamed over the FRIBIS YouTube channel. Guests are invited to ask questions in the YouTube Chat.

Programme and links to watch the sessions (free on YouTube) are on this webpage.

UBI-Europe fundraises to send youth to Strasbourg

Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE), an alliance of organisations and individuals across 27 countries, is fundraising to send 20 young basic income advocates aged 16-30 to the European Parliment in Strasbourg October 8-9th, for the European Youth Event (EYE) 2021. The group this year is twice as large as the one that went on behalf of UBIE in 2018 and include many from underrepresented communities. Among other things they will be leading a workshop on ‘Policies for a fairer economy’ which will include basic income. It is also a good opportunity, they say, to advocate for UBI policies at the European Parliment and exchange their views with experts, activists, influencers and decision-makers on a high level.

Although expenses are refunded by the EU Parliament, attendees have to pay travel, etc. up front. You can make a donation here.