Calendar

If you have an event in your region, please use the event-form to send it in:
https://basicincomeweek.org/event-form/

 

At the moment, there are 3 each one worldwide synchronized Basic Income Week actions and projects:

  1. until Sunday 22nd September 2019 “Basic Income Week Campaign”:
    overlay your Facebook profile picture www.facebook.com/BasicIncomeWeek/posts/995055477506728/ or direct www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=666500437198081
  2. at Friday 20th September 2019 “2nd International Basic Income Beer – [City/Location]”:
    Since 2018 a worldwide synchronized regular table every year on the Friday evening of the International Basic Income Week where the local basic income groups meet in as many places as possible worldwide in a relaxed atmosphere for food & drink in cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants, etc. to exchange, network and at the same time on the topic basic income Interested local information materials/flyer and give speech & answer.
    This can be done from small mini basic income regular table in small villages with 3 people and a simple sign up to large basic income regular table (as a small mini basic income fair) with information tables, speeches, presentations, free food & drinks, live Music/Band, Social Media Greetings, Live Switch to basic income regular tables in other cities and countries.
    It is also a good time to reactivate or re-establish basic income initiatives through basic income regular tables!
    (Possibly change/translate the title in your language e.g. german “2. Internationaler BGE-Stammtisch – [Stadt/Region]”.)
    E.g.:
    Berlin (Germany), “2. Internationaler BGE-Stammtisch – Berlin” www.facebook.com/events/727312807612798/ or www.grundeinkommenberlin.wordpress.com/infos/#2
  3. at Saturday 26st September 2019 “Basic Income March – [City/Location]”:
    “The Basic Income March, led by Basic Income NYC, is set for September 26, 2019. It might be accompanied by Basic Income Marches in other cities on the same day.” www.basicincome.org/news/2019/07/a-march-for-basic-income-will-take-place-in-new-york-city-september-21-2019/
    due to time organizing the date is moved forward to 26thseptember, next your we hope to have a sychronized event within Basic Income Week
    E.g.:
    New York City (USA), www.facebook.com/events/2475965342623015/ or www.facebook.com/BasicIncomeMarch/ or www.basicincomemarch.com

Please simple set-up Facebook page Basic Income Week as co-host to your Facebook event and we will see and add your event to our Facebook page and list over here. https://www.facebook.com/events/310298613181576

Also check: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BasicIncomeWeek/events/

 

Sep
25
Mon
17th BIEN Congress – Lisboa, Portugal @ Portuguese National Parliament
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

 

portugal-congress-bienThe 17th BIEN Congress will be held in Lisboa, Portugal, at the Portuguese National Parliament, from the 25th through the 27th of September, 2017. It will take place as part of the Portuguese Basic Income Week, which lasts from the 25th through the 30th of September. The Basic Income Week, which has been scheduled in parallel to the Congress as a way to widen the event’s impact, will include concerts, film-screenings, performances, campaigns and other special features.

The Congress will have the general theme “Implementing a Basic Income”, and nine keynote speakers havebeen invited, including Evelyn L. Forget, Louise Haagh, Philippe van Parijs, Jurgen De Wispelaere and Yanis Varoufakis, Sara Bizarro, Y Combinator’s Elizabeth Rhodes, Give Directly’s Joe Houston, and Guy Standing.

The final programs for the Congress and Basic Income Week will be released by April 20th, 2017

Call for papers can be found here: http://basicincome.org/news/2016/10/international-call-papers-17th-bien-congress-portugal-published/

17th BIEN Congress 2017 – Lisboa (Portugal) @ Lisbon School of Economics and Management
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

The association Unconditional Basic Income – Portugal, in partnership with the Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society (CEPS), at the University of Minho, the Centre for Research in European, Economic, Financial and Tax Law (CIDEEFF),  the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), both at the University of Lisbon, the Portuguese Centre for Global History, at the New University of Lisbon, the party People, Animals, Nature (PAN), and Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE), will organize the 17th  BIEN Congress, from September 25 to 27, 2017.

Today basic income attracts the public’s attention as a potentially fair and realistic public policy. We can see this attention as important political parties in Europe have adopted the unconditional basic income as a policy objective. Our 2017 congress will discuss the different aspects of the politics of a basic income under the general theme: Implementing a Basic Income.

See the program here: http://www.rendimentobasico.pt/index.php/17th-bien-congress/program/

Address: Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Sep
26
Tue
Free Lunch Society on BIEN
Sep 26 @ 20:30 – 21:30

The European film network Moving Docs, enables a selection of European documentaries to cross borders and reach new audiences all over Europe. On Tuesday 26th September, we will be screening  Free Lunch Society, a documentary about universal basic income, at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management, in collaboration with BIEN.

The screening, will be followed by a live discussion with universal basic income experts Scott Santens (USA), Jorge Pinto and Sara Bizarro (Portugal) and the director of the film Christian Tod (Austria).

The discussion will be live-streamed via the Moving Docs Facebook page at 20:30 local time (21:30 CET). We warmly encourage you to share the Facebook Live amongst your colleagues, followers and friends, in order to help raise awareness about this important issue.

Attached you will find a press release with more information, as well as instructions on how to share the Facebook Live.

As the first initiative of its kind, it is powered by local and national partners across Europe, managed by the European Documentary Network, and supported by Creative Europe.

For more information about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/127172671345060/

Sep
27
Wed
UBIE workshop – Unconditional Basic Income Europe – Lisboa (Portugal) @ Casa dos Direitos Sociais
Sep 27 @ 10:15 – 12:15

The next meeting of Unconditional Basic Income Europe will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday, 24th September 2017, one day before the start of the 17th BIEN Congress.

This is the first time we will have an UBIE meeting at the same place and time as a BIEN Congress and we have a great chance to get to know each other better. UBIE therefore kindly invites participants of the Congress and representatives from BIEN to attend our meeting, as well.

The 2017 BIEN congress will discuss the different aspects of the politics of a basic income under the general theme “Implementing a Basic Income”. Further information on the Congress is available on the BIEN website.

UBIE members are all cordially invited to attend the BIEN Congress. Attendance is free for those who cannot afford the registration fee. Fees apply in any case for those who need a certificate of attendance or are make a presentation. Registration is mandatory and can be done on the Congress website.

UBIE will have a workshop at the Congress on Wednesday, 27th Sept 10.15 – 12.15.

The UBIE meeting is open to all members and interested guests. However, we kindly ask you to register with the form if you plan to attend. Only persons who have signed up as members before 24th June 2017 are entitled to vote in the General Assembly.

Mar
23
Fri
Basic Income: Neither Left nor Right? Join us in Göteborg, 23-25 March 2018! @ Kulturhuset Falken
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day

Is Basic Income a political project more of the left or of the right? Is it ‘the capitalist road to communism’ or a libertarian conspiracy from Silicon Valley? Or are these categories pointless when discussing a future with basic income? Who are, who should be our allies in the struggle for basic income? This will be the overarching theme of the next network meeting of Unconditional Basic Income Europe. The weekend in Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden 23-25 March 2018 will include a public meeting, seminars, workshops and our annual General Assembly. Come and join us!

Programme

Friday 23th: Basic Income – Neither Left nor Right

Public lecture and discussion with Guy Standing at Världskulturmuseet, moderated by Ann Ighe (Senior lecturer in Economic history, Editor-in-chief of Ord&Bild). Free entry for UBIE members.

Saturday 24th: Seminars and workshops

Venue: Kulturhuset Falken (Falkgatan 7, 416 67 Göteborg)

The detailed program will be published here later.

Saturday evening: Dinner, drinks, discussions and maybe dance at a private location. Limited capacity, first come first serve – register below asap, please!

Sunday 25th: UBIE General Assembly

Venue: Same as Saturday.

The UBIE General Assembly is open to all members and interested guests but only members have the right to vote. The meeting will finish around 3pm.

Aug
23
Thu
Nordic UBI-day – Tampere (Finland)
Aug 23 @ 12:00 – 18:30

The Nordic day of the BIEN 2018 congress will be held in the afternoon of the 23rd of August in advance of the official opening of the congress. Everyone participating in the congress is invited to take part in this Nordic session, which will be held in English.

The main idea of the Nordic UBI Day session consists of the following thematic outlines:

A representative from each of the five Nordic countries will give a picture of the national situation in relation to the implementation of a basic income. Which are the concrete proposals that are on the political agenda? How large is the potential support for different ideas? How well does a BI fit the relatively universal Nordic welfare systems? What can we learn from the different experiences? There will be both separate presentations and a panel, during which the audience can ask questions and make comments.

Please register for the Nordic UBI Day HERE.


PROGRAM 
(preliminary, changes possible)

 

12.00 – 12.10 Opening of the Nordic UBI Day
Prof. emeritus Pertti Koistinen, chair of the BIEN 2018 Congress LOC
12.10 – 13.10 Part one: Basic Income (BI) discourses in Finland, and how could BI be applied to
enhance Nordic welfare
Part two: Ethics of UBI by the chair of BIEN Finland Pekka Elonheimo
Part three: Experiences of Finland’s UBI experiment by its participant
13.10 – 13.20 Comments, questions, answers on Finland’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
13.20 – 13.40 Denmark. BI-discourses in Denmark, and how could BI be applied to enhance
Nordic welfare
Martin B. Michaelsen, Board Member of BIEN Denmark
 
13.40 – 13.50 Comments, questions, answers on Denmark’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
13.50 – 14.10 Coffee break
14.10 – 14.30 Iceland. BI-discourses in Iceland, and how could BI be applied to enhance
Nordic welfare
Halldóra Mogensen, Member of Iceland’s Parliament and BIEN Iceland
 
14.30 – 14.40 Comments, questions, answers on Iceland’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
14.40 – 15.00 Norway. BI-discourses in Norway, and how could BI be applied to enhance
Nordic welfare
Øyvind Steensen, Spokesman of BIEN Norge
 
15.00 – 15.10 Comments, questions, answers on Norway’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
15.10 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 15.50 Sweden. BI-discourses in Sweden, and how could BI be applied to enhance
Nordic welfare
Lena Stark, Founder of Swedish basic income party, Member of UBIE since 2014
15.50 – 16.00 Comments, questions, answers on Sweden’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
Comments on the previous speeches
16.00 – 16.30 Break
16.30 – 17.15 Speech of Rutger Bregman
17.15 – 17.45 Interview to promote Rutger Bregman‘s new book
17.45 – 18.30 Book selling and autographs in the lobby outside the auditorium

 

The representative speakers are asked to submit their abstracts, photos and biographical notes via this form

For further information, please contact Jan Otto Andersson ([email protected]) or Jouko Hemmi ([email protected]), members of the local organising committee  of BIEN 2018 Congress.

Sep
16
Sun
Discussing Unconditional Basic Income in Pasadena (US) @ Del Frisco's Grille
Sep 16 @ 15:00 – 18:00
Sep
19
Wed
 Basic Income Movie Night and Social – New York City (US) @ John Jay College, first floor, room 1.123.
Sep 19 @ 19:30 – 22:30

A mingle and video watch/discussion  with special videos made just for our event by Eric Stetson of Mannabase, and Presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

Plus an update on what happened at the BIEN congress in Finland!

FREE. Snack or drinks for the table welcomed but not required.

RSVP optional: [email protected]

Co-hosts Mannabase and Basic Income NYC

Contact: Diane Pagen, Basic Income NYC
[email protected]

Sep
21
Fri
Virtual Fireside Chat @ Virtual
Sep 21 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Chat key on a keyboard.

Livable Income Vancouver is excited to announce the details of our upcoming Virtual Fireside Chat. Join us on Friday, September 21 at 12:00 pacific time for a virtual discussion about GLI as we cap off #basicincomeweek.

It will be a space where people can learn more, ask questions, debate, and bring their opinions to share with the members of Livable Income Vancouver.

To join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android follow this link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/667201660 or use your telephone to call +1 647 558 0588 and enter the meeting ID: 667 201 660.

See you online on Friday!! #countonbasicincome #GLI”

Mar
21
Thu
UBIE Meeting & General Assembly in BERLIN @ werkstatt der kulturen
Mar 21 – Mar 24 all-day
In just a few months time, citizens across Europe will be asked to elect a new European Parliament. As citizens, we aim for a new majority that wants to re-build solidarity in the EU and is open to discuss basic income as a new basis for a social Europe. So the focus of Unconditional Basic Income’s 2019 General Assembly – besides of electing a new Core Group – will be on possible campaigns before and after the elections.

The next UBIE meeting will take place in Berlin21-24 March 2019. The General Assembly will take place on Saturday, 23 March. Before and after, we intend to organise working group sessions (Friday and Sunday) and also some public debates (possibly Thursday and Friday).

  • Thursday, 21 March, 7pm: Public Event on Basic Income Experiments
  • Friday, 22 March, 4-8pm: Discussion on UBIE’s priorities for 2019/20
  • Saturday, 23 March, 9am-7pm: General Assembly
  • Sunday, 24 March, 9am-2pm: Workshops

We will get back to you with more details and an official invitation soon.

We are meeting in Berlin, as we were not able to secure the rooms we needed in Brussels for a conference there as we originally planned. But we still plan to do this conference later this year, i.e. September/October.
Kind greetings,
the UBIE Core Group
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