BIEN | BIEN Conversations

On this page you will find a series of zoomcasts: conversations from around the world about the relationship between Basic Income and Covid-19.

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.

A transcript of this conversation will be accessible here soon.

The second conversation is with Karl Widerquist and Scott Santens, and relates to the situation in the United States.

A transcript of this conversation will be accessible here soon.

The first conversation is by the three anchors and introduces the series.

A transcript of this conversation will be accessible here soon.

BIEN Congresses

BIEN 2020, Brisbane, Australia

The 2020 BIEN Congress was to be held in Brisbane in Australia from the 28th to the 30th September 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the event has been cancelled. BIEN’s Executive Committee and the Scottish and Australian congress Local Organising Committees have agreed the following statement: ‘The Scottish and Australian Congress Local Organisation Committees have agreed that the current plan is to hold the 2021 BIEN congress in Scotland and the 2022 BIEN congress in Australia.’

Basic Income

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

BIEN Conversations

A series of conversations from around the world that explore the relationship between the Covid-19 pandemic and Basic Income. Read more

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