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Aug
28
Tue
Places for People: Liveable, Inclusive, and Liveable Regions – Cork, Ireland
Aug 28 – Aug 31 all-day

The congress theme is “Places for People: Liveable, Inclusive, and Liveable Regions”, ‘but the congress covers all fields in Regional Science. In addition to the general themes, a limited set of Special Sessions will be organized. The Special Sessions address specific and topical themes in Regional Science.

S50 Social and Spatial Inequalities and Basic Income Policies

A basic income (also known as universal basic income) is an income paid unconditionally to every citizen or resident of a country. It is a form of guaranteed minimum income, but distinct from minimum incomes that exist in some countries because it is paid irrespective of income from other sources without a requirement to work. It is often argued that the origins of the idea date back to 18th century and the work of Thomas Paine who advocated the creation of a social insurance scheme for the aged and for young people just starting out in life, which would be paid from a national fund accumulated for this purpose.
In recent years there has been a relatively small but rapidly growing number of academic scholars and social activists (and relevant networks and movements such as the Basic Income Earth Network – see http://basicincome.org ) who have been advocating Basic Income policies and there is currently a lively debate on its feasibility and desirability.
There has also been an implementation of relevant policy initiatives, trials and experiments across the world with recent efforts in Finland and Canada amongst the most notable examples, but also the on-going social assistance experiments conducted by several Dutch municipalities and discussions of a possible adoption of Basic Income in Scotland. Although there has been a considerable number of relevant feasibility studies, there has been very limited analysis of the possible spatial implications of such policies.
This special session will consider the geographical implications of Basic Income policies, including issues pertaining to social justice, labour market supply and demand implications and local and regional multiplier effects.

Convenor(s): Dimitris Ballas: Arjen Edjes

About the congress

Places matter for economic and social development. In an increasingly globalized world, people are looking to local and regional factors to optimize competitive advantage, inclusivity, and well-being. The ERSA congress “Places for People: Innovative, Inclusive and Liveable Regions” puts people back at the heart of regional and urban development to examine how spatial and regional analysis can work to improve people’s lives. The Congress will host a large variety of themes in spatial, regional, and urban economics, economic geography, and regional policy topics like local governance and institutions.

With approximately 800 participants every year from all continents, the ERSA congresses have become the largest academic conferences in regional science worldwide. There is simply no better place to present your research results, network and/or exchange, find out about new developments in the field, and just to meet colleagues and friends.
https://ersa.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/58th-ersa-congress-cork-28-31-august-2018/ersa2018

Sep
13
Thu
UBIE Summer School on the Politics of Basic Income – Barcelona (ES) @ venue will follow
Sep 13 – Sep 16 all-day

The first ever UBIE Summer School on the Politics of Basic Income will take place in Barcelona, from 13 to 16 September, 2018. Experts, policy-makers and civil society activists have been invited to speak about the opportunities and challenges of basic income in EU politics, with a specific focus on the 2019 European Elections.

Learn, discuss and build a European campaign with Unconditional Basic Income Europe! Let us try to understand together the political opportunities and challenges of making basic income a hot topic in the political marketplace of ideas in the European Union. Join us for the first European Summer School of UBIE in Barcelona, 13-16 September 2018!

The main outcome of the Summer School should be a concrete campaign plan to promote basic income during the 2019 European Elections. To achieve this, we plan to structure the programme in the following way:

The planned programme of the event is as follows:

  • Thursday 13th: Welcome Dinner
  • Friday 14th: Lectures and roundtables with invited experts
  • Saturday 15th: Workshops to develop a campaign plan for the 2019 European Elections
  • Sunday 16th: Finalising the campaign plan and sightseeing in Barcelona with UBIE activists!

UBIE does not have a huge budget for this event – which means that it can only be a success if you lend us a hand. There is plenty on things to do in preparation for the event, e.g. programme coordination (identifying and inviting speakers), participant coordination (following up registrations, helping with travel arrangements), logistics (accommodation, catering, equipments), internal and external communications, budgeting/fundraising, leaflet and programme design…

Barcelona started conducting a minimum income trial experiment (known as “B-MINCOME”) last year, which many local people would like to develop into an actual basic income pilot. So we will also use the opportunity to discuss with local politicians and project partners how this attempt could increase public support for a real paradigm shift in social policies – towards a fully unconditional basic income.

Would you rather help out during the event? There are plenty of tasks, like participant coordination, event assistant, speaker assistant, and translator.

Can you help in any other way? Do you have questions? We will be delighted to hear! Please write to barcelona2018@ubie.org to let us know any way in which you can help before or during this event!

Going to join us? Great! Please fill in the registration form and do not forget to indicate how you can help!

We will organise a coordination phone call during next week to discuss preparations with all those who wish to help make this happen. The date and time is yet to be confirmed.

Greetings on behalf of the organising team,

Leire, Dániel and Barb

Sep
16
Sun
Discussing Unconditional Basic Income in Pasadena (US) @ Del Frisco's Grille
Sep 16 @ 15:00 – 18:00
Sep
17
Mon
Semana basica contra el paro y la precariedad
Sep 17 – Sep 23 all-day

Talleres, tertulias y conciertos en Madrid, Valencia y Valladolid con su Lunes al Sol en la plaza del ayuntamiento de ambas ciudades con el tema de las pensiones, ninguna prestacion o subsidio por debajo del umbral de la pobreza.

El martes 18 en Valencia Renta basica y vivienda, para seguir relacionandolos con las reivindicaciones de la marcha por la renta basica y los derechos sociales que llegó a Madrid en primavera tras 400km a pie y rueda de prensa en Valladolid sobre la sentencia de Esteban, de parados en movimiento, favorable al cumplimiento de la carta social europea.

El jueves 20 en la escuela de relaciones laborales de san Bernardo en Madrid, tenemos Conversaciones con Sarah Babiker, Mujeres en marcha por la renta basica, con emision en directo del programa de radio Basicamente Precarias y del espacio comun 15m

También celebramos un festival en apoyo a los campamentos dignidad de extremadura, por los llamados juicios a la renta basica por los que han sido condenados, en la Casa del Barrio de Carabanchel Alto el 22 de septiembre desde las 20h. Seguiremos informando de los eventos y movilizaciones que se sigan concretando los proximos dias, sobre empleo precario y renta basica, salud publica, asistencia y educacion social…

Address:

  • Valencia
  • Madrid
  • Valladolid

Ver eventos en www.mareabasica.es

Iremos creando eventos individuales para revision y publicacion los proximos dias

Sep
19
Wed
BGE, komplementäre Währungen und Gender: Emanzipatorisches Potential? – Berlin (DE) @ Trude Ruth und Goldammer
Sep 19 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Eines der Themen die im Zusammenhang mit dem Bedingungslosen Grundeinkommen (BGE) kontrovers diskutiert werden ist Gender. Die Frage, wie die Einführung eines BGEs sich auf Gender-Ungleichheiten auswirken würde, ist dabei wesentlich – nicht nur, weil Frauen* viel häufiger von Armut betroffen sind und Armutsreduzierung eines der zentralen Ziele fast aller BGE-Projekte darstellt.

Studien schätzen, dass vorwiegend von Frauen* geleistete Arbeiten mehr von Automatisierung betroffen sein werden als andere. Es existieren berechtigte Bedenken, dass Pflege- und andere Reproduktionstätigkeiten, mit großer Mehrzahl un- oder unterbezahlt von Frauen* bestritten, mit der Einführung eines Bedingungslosen Grundeinkommen noch mehr von Geschlechterungleichheiten betroffen würden.

Gegenwärtig herrscht in akademischen Kreisen die Einschätzung vor, dass ein BGE sich zwiespältig auf Gendergerechtigkeit auswirken und als solches nicht ausreichen würde, um existierende soziale Machtverhältnisse in Bezug auf Gender fundamental infrage zu stellen.

Wir argumentieren, dass der Kontext, die Ausrichtung und die konkrete Konzeptionalisierung eines möglichen BGE entscheidend sind: Gibt es nicht Wege ein BGE zu nutzen um die Marginalisierung und soziale Diskriminierung von Frauen* (und anderer sozialer Gruppen) zu verringern? Dieser Frage möchten wir in unserem Vortrag nachgehen, und uns dabei insbesondere auf dezentralisierte, nicht-staatliche BGE-Projekte (Fallbeispiel: Circles) konzentrieren.

  • Welches Potential bieten komplementäre Währungen, die außerhalb der derzeitigen Markt-/Wachstumslogik angesiedelt sind in dieser Hinsicht?
  • Wie können sie die Sicherheit staatlicher Wohlfahrtssysteme mit einem BGE verbinden?
  • Und welches emanzipatorisches Potential verbirgt sich darin?

    Address: Trude Ruth und Goldammer, Flughafenstr. 38, 12053 Berlin

 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: dianepagen@yahoo.com

Co-hosts Mannabase and Basic Income NYC

Contact: Diane Pagen, Basic Income NYC
dianepagen@yahoo.com

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”

Internationaler BGE-Stammtisch – Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen (BGE) in Berlin @ Restaurant Cancún
Sep 21 @ 18:00 – 23:59

Gespräche & Information & Vernetzungstreffen “Internationaler BGE-Stammtisch” am Thema Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen (BGE) Interessierten in Berlin und insbesondere die ca. 40 berliner BGE-Gruppierungen (BGE-Initiativen, BGE-Parteien, andere BGE befürwortende Organisationen) eingeladen, sich in lockerer Atmosphäre zu treffen, trinken, essen und auszutauschen sowie bzgl. laufender und zukünftiger BGE-Projekte auf den aktuellen Stand zu bringen.

Der Eintritt ist frei. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

 

Treffen ist am exikanischen Restaurant Cancún am Alexanderplatz, Rathausstr. 5-13, 10178 Berlin (Alexanderplatz links neben Rotes Rathaus, im Restaurant drinnen linke Seite hinten, www.cancun-restaurant.de bzw. www.facebook.com/cancunalexanderplatz/ )

Die Getränke zahlt jeder Gast selber, Trinkpflicht besteht nicht.
Ein kostenloses warmes Buffet in Form verschiedener warmer Fingerfood-Platten (sowohl Fleisch als auch Vegetarisch) wird über den Abend verteilt in begrenztem Umfang gestellt.

Man kann kommen und gehen wie man möchte. Aufgrund der Vielfältigkeit der BGE-Interessierten und BGE-Gruppierungen wird um gegenseitigen Respekt vor Ort nicht nur bzgl. der vielfältigen Detail-Ansichten zur Einführung und Umsetzung eines BGE sondern auch um andere Ansichten, die nichts mit dem BGE zu tun haben, gebeten.

Die ca. 40 berliner BGE-Gruppierungen (BGE-Initiativen, BGE-Parteien, andere BGE befürwortende Organisationen) siehe Informationsblatt “Informationsquellen und Anlaufstellen in Berlin zum Thema Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen (BGE)” als pdf Downloadbar https://grundeinkommenberlin.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/ini-bge-berlin-infos-2018-08-05.pdf bzw. auf www.grundeinkommenberlin.wordpress.com/infos/ bzw. als ‘Story’ auf www.facebook.com/pg/InitiativeGrundeinkommenBerlin/about/

An die berliner BGE-Gruppierungen gerichtet:

  • Infomaterial, Flyer und ähnliches zum Mitnehmen sowohl zur BGE-Gruppierung selbst als auch zu ihrem BGE sowie aktuellen und zukünftigen eigenen BGE-Projekten sind ausdrücklich erwünscht und können mitgebracht und auf vorbereitete Tische ausgelegt werden.
  • Ab ca. 19 Uhr können kurze freiwillige improvisierte Reden/Ansprachen zum Thema BGE in Berlin gehalten werden (jeder wie er will).
  • Wer etwas kurzes zum Thema BGE (wenn möglich ohne Ton) präsentieren bzw. als Art Bildschirmschoner laufen lassen möchte, es gibt einen relativ großen FlatTV (siehe der abgegrenzte Bereich rechts neben der Schwingtür www.restaurant-cancun.de/files/alex-2.swf) mit HDMI-Anschluss zum eigenen dann mitzubringenden Laptop. (Ein normales 5m-HDMI-Kabel wird vor Ort sein.)

Die 10 berliner BGE-Initiativen (alphabetisch sortiert):

Insofern die BGE-Initiativen (oder das Restaurant) als ‘Gastgeber’ in der Facebook-Veranstaltung erscheinen bedeutet dies nicht, dass diese Veranstalter im rechtlichen Sinne oder verantwortlich für diese offene Veranstaltung sind. Es ist auch nicht garantiert, dass diese (durchgängig) anwesend sein werden.

Siehe auch auf www.facebook.com/events/2179805578936627/


‘Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen’ im Sinne der Definition des Netzwerk Grundeinkommen www.grundeinkommen.de/grundeinkommen/idee/ mit den 4 Kriterien:
“Ein Grundeinkommen ist ein Einkommen, das eine politische Gemeinschaft bedingungslos jedem ihrer Mitglieder gewährt. Es soll

  • die Existenz sichern und gesellschaftliche Teilhabe ermöglichen,
  • einen individuellen Rechtsanspruch darstellen sowie
  • ohne Bedürftigkeitsprüfung und
  • ohne Zwang zu Arbeit oder anderen Gegenleistungen garantiert werden.”

Diese Veranstaltung findet im Rahmen der 11. Internationalen Woche des Grundeinkommens (Basic Income Week) Mo-So 17.-23.09.2018 statt.
#Grundeinkommenswoche #basicincomeweek
www.woche-des-grundeinkommens.eu
www.basicincomeweek.org
www.facebook.com/events/197189157604064/

Oct
11
Thu
Basic Income and the Euro-Dividend as sociopolitical pillars of the EU and its member countries – Freiburg (DE) @ University of Freiburg
Oct 11 – Oct 12 all-day

BASIC INCOME AND THE EURO-DIVIDEND AS SOCIOPOLITICAL
PILLARS OF THE EU AND ITS MEMBER COUNTRIES

Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Freiburg, Germany October 11-12, 2018

In Europe, the public debate about a universal basic income (UBI) is usually a national one. In
recent years a European version of a UBI has attracted more and more attention – primarily pushed
by the suggestion of Philippe Van Parijs titled a “Euro-Dividend”.

This conference aims to shed light at pros and cons of a EU wide UBI regulation and its relation to
national approaches from an interdisciplinary perspective. Both UBI approaches shall be analysed
and discussed with respect to justice, economic and migration effects, legal aspects, creation of
solidarity in the EU, and political viability. On the first day, the conference will address general
issues about UBI while the schedule of the second day contains EU-related concepts just like the
Euro-Dividend.

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite papers from Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, Law, and Economics and even
Technical Sciences addressing one or more of the following topics:

  • UBI and arguments of freedom, solidarity, social and gender justice
  • Changing time allocation and shifting time sovereignty, voluntarism and creativity
  • Legal aspects of UBI
  • Experiments and microsimulations on UBI’s level and impact
  • UBI in the digital age / Robots, AI, Labor, and the Welfare State
  • The European Pillar of Social Rights, UBI, and Euro-Dividend: Creating European Solidarity
  • Financial feasibility of a UBI and financing concepts of a Euro-Dividend
  • EU labour market effects and migration (on international level and within the EU)

Please send title and abstract of about one-page in length by June 11th, 2018, to
max.trommsdorff@vwl.uni-freiburg.de. Participants will be informed about the acceptance of
their papers by July 2nd.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Olli Kangas (Kela, Finland)
  • Philippe Van Parijs (Université catholique de Louvain)
  • Antje Schrupp (freelance journalist)
  • Mancolm Torry (London School of Economics)

Organization:

  • Sascha Liebermann (Alanus University, Alfter)
  • Bernhard Neumärker (University of Freiburg)
  • In cooperation with: Frankreichzentrum, Freiburg

Organized by the Department of Economic Policy and Constitutional Economic Theory we aim to gather relevant leading researchers and thinkers in Europe to discuss an EU wide approach of a basic income.

If you have any questions Max Trommsdorff glad to assist you.

/Max Trommsdorff M. Sc. in Economics and Politics/
/University of Freiburg/
/Department of Economic Policy & Constitutional Economic Theory/
/Room  2303, KG II/

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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