A Basic Income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement.

Call for BIEN Members to Register for 2022 General Assembly

BIEN's 2022 General Assembly will be held online, on 28 September at 1pm British Summer Time (UTC +1). We kindly ask members to register to be able to attend the GA meeting. This registration is required to ensure only members participate in BIEN's decision making by...

This South Korean Presidential Election is Vital

There are rare moments when a combination of threatening circumstances leads to a wonderful transformation that only a short time before would have been unimaginable. This year may be such a moment. The Republic of Korea could set an example to the world that would...

Arguments for UBI were presented at the Constituent Assembly in Chile

On the 1st of December, the Comission of Fundamental Rights received the president and secretary of the Chilean Basic Income Network (Red Chilena de Ingreso Básico) Gabriela Cabaña and Cristóbal Ramos. The intervention included the justifications of basic income as a...

A new project from FRIBIS: Universal Basic Income and Gender

The Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS), a network of several faculties at the University of Freiburg, has expanded with a new international team which focuses on basic income and gender issues, pulled together by Enno Schmidt. It uses as a starting...

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...

BIEN Congresses

BIEN’s 2022 Congress will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th September 2022. Registration now open. This will be a hybrid face to face and online event. The main face-to-face event will take place in Brisbane.

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FRIBIS-BIEN Zoom Dialogue on UBI: 3 June 2022

FRIBIS-BIEN Zoom Dialogue on UBI: 3 June 2022

FRIBIS (Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies) and BIEN (Basic Income Earth Network) invite you to a Global Basic Income Dialogue with experts on the UBI via a Zoom-meeting on 3 June 2022. 6 p.m. CEST / 9 a.m. PDT / 5p.m. GMT / 9:30 p.m. IST Gisèle Huff, a U.S....

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The BIG Conference 20th Annual Program

The BIG Conference 20th Annual Program

In a few short weeks, June 23-25, the biggest annual North American event for basic income will be taking place: the 20th Annual Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Conference! Click for access to registration, the full program and more information. June 23 and 24 sessions...

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Basic Income advocates launch a #SignStorm in the EU

Basic Income advocates launch a #SignStorm in the EU

ECI-UBI Press Release Basic Income advocates launched a SignStorm action aimed to get extra support for the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Start Unconditional Basic Incomes (UBI) throughout the EU” before the campaign’s end on 25 June 2022. The UBI Europe...

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GUARANTEED INCOME: A Primer for Funders

GUARANTEED INCOME: A Primer for Funders

This primer was developed by the Asset Funders Network (AFN) to educate foundations, individual donors, and other funders about the ways in which guaranteed income and related cash-based policies not only strengthen low and moderate income communities and communities...

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Where does Korea’s basic income movement go next?

Where does Korea’s basic income movement go next?

On March 9th, 48.56 percent of Korean people voted for Yoon Seok-yeol of the People Power Party which won only 0.7 percent more compared to 47.83% for Lee Jae-myung who pledged to implement basic income. With less than 1 percent difference in his loss, there is the local election coming in two weeks and another general election in two years. Where will Korea’s basic income movement go after Lee Je-myeong ‘s defeat?

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