Tag Archives: Finland

Nordic Basic income seminar at Turku, Finland, on 25th August 2016

Pirates of Southwestern Finland is hosting a workshop and seminar on Basic Income in Nordic countries, with the support of Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Finland, Pirate Party of Finland and Pirate Youth of Finland. Time: Thursday 25.8.2016, 14.00 – 18.00   Venue: Vanha Raatihuone (Old City Hall) Vanha Suurtori 3, Turku, Finland   At the workshop, BIEN Finland will facilitate

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University of Tampere lectures on UBI available online

Finland’s University of Tampere offered a course on basic income, titled “Universal Basic Income: New Avenues in Social Welfare Policy,” which ran from February through May of this year. (This is the second time that a course on basic income has been taught at the university.) According to the course outline, The purpose of this course is to offer students

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VIDEO: Google hangout event with BI researcher Jurgen De Wispelaere

On May 8, 2016, activist, artist, and analyst Marlen Vargas Del Razo hosted a Google/YouTube hangout event with leading basic income researcher Jurgen De Wispelaere, a Visiting Research Fellow at Finland’s University of Tampere, founding co-editor of the journal Basic Income Studies, and member of BIEN’s Executive Committee. De Wispelaere is presently involved with the design of Finland’s basic income trial, which

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Helsinki, Finland, “Basic income in a global world: Seminar” 13 April 2016

A seminar, entitled “Basic income in a global world: Seminar” will take place on 13 April 2016, from 12:00 to 16:00 in Kelan päätalon auditorio, Nordenskiöldinkatu 12, Helsinki tai video. This seminar looks at prospects for a basic income in a global environment. What challenges do EU legislation and a globalised labour market present for the basic income? The seminar

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Alternative Models Considered for Finland’s BI Pilot

Last November, Finland’s plans to test a basic income caught the attention of international media. Although the experiments are still some months away (scheduled to begin in 2017), the Finnish Social Insurance Institution (KELA) has continued to make strides in investigating the possibilities for a basic income. KELA has recently published a working paper that reviews the current state of

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Universal basic income: a search for alternative models

By Johanna Perkiö First published on January 25, 2016, by Kela, the Finnish government agency in charge of welfare benefits. The original article is available here. With the expressed commitment of the Prime minister Juha Sipilä’s centre-to-right Government to conduct an experiment to evaluate the effects of a basic income system, the idea of a universal basic income has come to the forefront of

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Olli Kangas, “Experimenting Basic Income in Finland”

Kangas’s slideshow, shared by Dylan Matthews from Vox, lays out the plan for the Finnish basic income experiments that should start in 2017.  The pilot will last two years and will explore different models like a full basic income, a partial basic income, a negative income tax, and others. Olli Kangas, “Experimenting Basic Income in Finland”, SlideShare, 7 December 2015.

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FINLAND: University of Tampere Offers Course on Basic Income

Professors Jurgen De Wispelaere and Antti Halmetoja at the University of Tampere in Finland have created a university course titled, “Universal Basic Income: New Avenues in Social Welfare Policy.”  The course will be taught in English and enrollment is open until 29 February with lectures scheduled once a week from 7 March to 16 May. The website for the course

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