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

2020 Korea Basic Income Fair International Conference

The original plan was for an international conference in Korea in February 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic caused the event to be postponed. An international conference has now been held online, and a wide range of speakers and discussants from around the world...

A new European Citizens’ Initiative begins to collect signatures

On 25 September, the collection of statements of support for the European Citizens' Initiative will begin, with the ultimate aim of establishingUnconditional Basic Incomes throughout the European Union, in all 27 member states. In particular, the initiative calls on...

International Basic Income Week 2020

International Basic Income Week starts on the 14th September this year. The motto is ‘Freedom to Choose’. To read a longer article about International Basic Income Week 2020, click here Plan your events for 2020. Click here. The calendar of events can be found here....

Basic Income Grant in Namibia relaunch

From 2008 to 2009 Namibia hosted a globally significant Basic Income pilot project. The coalition behind the project relaunched today to ask for a Basic Income for Namibia. For details of the launch event click here. Speakers at the event included Uhuru Dempers (Desk...

The third Basic Income Conversation

BIEN has published its third Basic Income Conversation, this time about Brazil. In this conversation, Lena Lavinas and Leandro Ferreira debate the Covid pandemic, Brazil's response, and their relationship to the Basic Income debate. https://youtu.be/IfD7DbrDieA

BIEN Congress 2021

BIEN’s next annual congress will take place in Glasgow in Scotland from the 19th to the 22nd August 2021. Further details to follow.

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Basic Income Grant in Namibia relaunch

Basic Income Grant in Namibia relaunch

From 2008 to 2009 Namibia hosted a globally significant Basic Income pilot project. The coalition behind the project relaunched today to ask for a Basic Income for Namibia. For details of the launch event click here. Speakers at the event included Uhuru Dempers (Desk...

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David Graeber has died at the age of 59

David Graeber has died at the age of 59

BIEN joins with many people around the world in mourning the sudden death of David Graeber, Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, at the age of 59. Obituaries 'For David Graeber', by Barb Jacobson 'David Graeber's death: I am shocked - what more...

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Basic Income March 2020

Basic Income March 2020

In conjunction with International Basic Income Week 2020 taking place on 14-20th September, Income Movement – a US-based organisation campaigning for the passing of basic income legislation – has organised the second annual international Basic Income March on 19th...

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Researcher sought to study the Maricá experiment

Researcher sought to study the Maricá experiment

Details of the unconditional local currency income experiment in Maricá can be found here; with a translation in Portuguese here. The European Commission is advertising for a post-doctoral researcher to study the unconditional local currency experiment in Maricá in...

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The Latin American Basic Income Network

The Latin American Basic Income Network

It was late October 2019, when different academics and activists from all over Latin America were preparing to meet in the south of Chile to share our ideas and perspectives on UBI for the first time. The idea of forming a regional basic income network had been...

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