Workshop on Guaranteed Income Experiments – February 22-23: Call for papers

Workshop on Guaranteed Income Experiments – February 22-23: Call for papers

“This workshop is presented by the History and Philosophy Department of the University of New Orleans in collaboration with the Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society, at the University of Minho, and the Justice Studies Program at the University of New Orleans. It will be held at the University of New Orleans, February 22-23, 2024 at the Dougie Hitt Conference Room, at the Library, room 407, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148.

The workshop is organized by Sara Bizarro (University of New Orleans) and Roberto Merrill (UBIECO project at the Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society/University of Minho).”

Read about the speakers and solicited paper topics here.

Report on the 2023 BIEN Congress held in Seoul, South Korea

Report on the 2023 BIEN Congress held in Seoul, South Korea

by Annie Miller

“When I was invited to give the Opening Address, I wondered ‘What could I talk about?’. However, I realised that, even after more than three decades in the business, I am still learning new things that I could share.

I had also had the privilege of attending the first of the current wave of Basic Income (BI) conferences, in September 1986, in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, organised by the Collectif Charles Fourier. I reflected on how things have changed over the last 37 years.”

To read the full report, click here.

UBI FOR FARMERS: CAMPAIGN LAUNCH, REPORT INSIGHTS AND DISCUSSION

UBI FOR FARMERS: CAMPAIGN LAUNCH, REPORT INSIGHTS AND DISCUSSION

When: Friday 5th January 2024, 14:00 – 15:30

Where: Oxford Real Farming Conference 2024, Blue Boar House, INTER-VARSITY ROOM

Facilitators: Hamish Evans, Dot Tiwari, Jake Richardson & Kathleen Pollitt
Speaker: Guy Standing

“From labourers to landowners, livelihoods in agriculture are often precarious. A lack of funded pathways into farming makes careers in producing food both hard to access and difficult to sustain. Finding ways to support these livelihoods will be critical to building the resilient, sustainable and just local food systems we need. This is an interactive workshop as well as the launch of the campaign, with initial insights from a year of hosting conversations with farmers around the UK. BI4FARMERS is a campaign created by a fresh working group of growers, farmworkers, farmers, academics and union co-ordinators. The aim of the campaign is to encourage farmers and food producers to discuss possible solutions to the financial barriers they face.”

To learn more and book online tickets, click here

Podcast with Guy Standing on the moral imperative of UBI

Podcast with Guy Standing on the moral imperative of UBI

The podcast was part of a series, The Morality of Everyday Things

“After having previously said over and over that we’ll “do UBI properly at some point”, the time has come, and what better way to approach this question than including the man who quite literally wrote the book on it, Guy Standing. A professor in Economics at SOAS, who spent many years at the International Labour Organization and founded the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), this episode is really more about Guy than us – with us questioning him on what drives the moral imperative for everyone receiving basic income.”

To listen to the podcast, click here.

Denver Basic Income Project presents Midterm Qualitative Research Report July 19

Denver Basic Income Project presents Midterm Qualitative Research Report July 19

The Denver Basic Income Project’s Midterm Qualitative Research Report has been completed by its research team with the Center for Housing and Homelessness Research and the preliminary findings show that providing unconditional cash payments to the unhoused community can make huge impacts in helping them achieve financial stability. 

Please join DBIP for a virtual press conference on Wednesday, July 19 at 9 am MT where they will share the key takeaways from the report and allow time for questions. You can register for the press conference here.

Workshop – Basic Income Social Policies in Practice: Learnings from Maricá and Niterói in Dialogue with the Global North

Workshop – Basic Income Social Policies in Practice: Learnings from Maricá and Niterói in Dialogue with the Global North

Since the early 2000s, the emergence and continuous growth of cash transfer programs define the main stage in the discussion surrounding the future of social protection. While established first in Latin America, programs focussing on direct cash transfers have spread throughout various countries and contexts. Parallelly, a debate developed on the advantages and disadvantages of the conditionality and unconditionality of cash transfers as social policy mechanisms.

The municipality of Maricá established the Renda Básica de Cidadania in 2013 and since then, expanded it majorly. Today, it is the largest basic income program in Latin America. It is based on the circulation of a digital community currency, called mumbuca, which creates a broad network of local exchange within the municipality. Meanwhile, the Moeda Social Arariboia in Niterói was established in its current form in 2022. While the Niterói policy carries some similarities with the policy in Maricá, it also differs in various points.

Read more and register for the workshop