Tag Archives: Europe

Italy / Europe: Petitions for basic income, in the face of the Corona virus pandemic

Two new petitions have been launched in Europe in response to the Coronavirus emergency. One has been launched in Italy on Change.org platform and is addressed to Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, asking for 10 €/day for all Italian citizens as the fastest and most effective way to secure them against loss of income Another appears on the YouMove.eu website and

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Estonia: Governmental officials are convinced basic income is not even worth a feasibility study

The Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu)   As reported before, an Estonian collective of basic income activists, led by Jaanus Nurmoja, delivered a petition to the Social Affairs Committee (SAC) of the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu), calling for the investigation of a universal basic income (UBI) implementation in Estonia, on March 29th 2019. Five months later – three months passed from the excepted

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Europe: An EU citizens initiative for a Carbon Fee & Dividend is collecting signatures

An European Citizen’s Initiative on the application of a carbon tax-citizen’s dividend scheme has been accepted by the European Commission (May 2019) and is, at the moment, collecting support signatures (up until May 2020).   The initiative calls for the application of a Carbon Fee, collected by European Countries, to be redistributed entirely through the general population, with no attached

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Europe: Some European Parliament candidates respond to a UBI questionnaire

Just before the latest European Parliament (EP) elections, held on the 23-26th of May 2019, the Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) activist group sent out a questionnaire to be answered by candidates, on the subject of basic income. The questions asked for their position on the European social policies, whether they would support European Union (EU) basic income experiments, and

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Europe: European Green Perspectives on Basic Income

The Green European Foundation (GEF) has published its report on UBI: European Green Perspectives on Basic Income, on 18th February 2019. GEF is one of the ‘political foundations at European level’ (a.k.a. Eurofoundations) that are research and advocacy organisations funded by the European Parliament. GEF ran a project ‘Basic Income for all EU citizens?’ for the past two years (2017-2018).

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Europe: Green European Journal Asked Experts, Activists, and Politicians About Basic Income

Credit Picture: Green European Journal 2018   The Green European Journal launched the Green Observatory on Basic Income, asking to experts in a series of interviews about the status of universal basic income (UBI) in the political discourse of their country, and the stance that Green, and other progressive parties, show towards it. The Green European Journal is an editorial indipendent

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EUROPE: Universal Basic Income Europe at the EYE2018

Next week – 1 through the 3rd of June – Universal Basic Income Europe (UBIE) activists will be at the EYE2018 event, in Strasbourg. This event is an annual gathering of young Europeans at the European Parliament premises. There, they “come up with ideas for the future of Europe”, “discuss with European decision makers”, and join/meet other interested young people

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Europe: New paper by Institute of Labour Economics contributes to literature on the effects of introducing a UBI into current social security systems

Credit to: Flickr   In a new paper, published by the Institute of Labour Economics (IZA) in December 2017, James Browne of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Herwig Immervoll, of both the IZA and the OECD, have discussed what the social and economic consequences might be when replacing some existing social benefits with a comprehensive basic

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EUROPE: Council of Europe adopts resolution on basic income

The Council of Europe Assembly voted on 23 January 2018 in favour of  a Resolution concerning basic income. A clear majority of the participants voted in favour of the policy (52%), while 36% voted against it and 13% abstained.   With this result, the Council of Europe has adopted the Resolution’s text. The latter was based on a report delivered

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