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
19
Sat
Protest Festivalen @ KICK
Sep 19 @ 19:30 – 20:30

protestfestivalen-logoPROTEST FESTIVALEN – Kristiansand Sept 13 to 19, 2015

Minister of Education Torbjørn Røe Isaksen wrote in Morgenbladet a list of the ten least politically correct ideas one can have in Norway in 2015. Postdoctoral of the Centre for Humanities law studies at the UIB Frode Helmich Pedersen replied that this was politically incorrectness from the right side, and he followed up with ten politically incorrect issues from the left side. About the same time the Director of `Fritt Ord` Knut Olav Åmås presented his list of taboos in Aftenposten. Protestfestivalen has created a mix of these lists of incorrect perceptions.

This evening there will be 10 short speaches x 10 minutes, and one of the taboo topics is basic income.

At 9.40 pm will Peter Norman Waage enter the stage and hold his speach: `Introduce radical basic income: Equal pay for everyone, regardless of profession and regardless of whether you are working or not.`

Peter (b. 1953) is a writer, lecturer and freelance journalist. He has a degree from the University of Oslo, with subjects Russian, filosofi, art history and history of ideas. From 1992 to 2005 he worked in Dagbladet managerial and comment section. Since then he has been a freelancer. He has published several books on cultural and historical topics. In 2014 he published, together with Anja Askeland, head of “Borgerlønn BIEN Norway” the pamphlet “Basic Income. The way forward for the welfare state.

http://protestfestivalen.no/

Sep
22
Thu
Nordic Conference on Basic Income Pilots – Copenhagen DK @ Christiansborg
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

fjerdesøjlesådanThe first ever Nordic conference on Basic Income Pilots, will take place in the historical setting of Christiansborg, the Danish parliament building in the very centre of Copenhagen, on September 22-23, 2016.

The conference is hosted by the Danish branch of Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN Denmark) in collaboration with the political party the Alternative and in association with Unconditional Basic Income Europe. It will also be the main Danish event marking the 9th International Basic Income Week, September 19-25.

 

The idea of a basic income for all citizens has been around for some time, but has recently gained significantly in popularity, not only among social scientists, economists and philosophers, but also in the general population, in the media and in the political establishment. The number of newspaper and scholarly articles as well as television programs debating this theme has skyrocketed within the last two or three years.

Day 1 of the conference will deal specifically with basic income experiments or pilots. Basic income, in the context of pilots, may be defined as a form of economic safety net that is less conditional than existing welfare benefits. In contrast to traditional forms of social security or welfare benefit systems, a basic income is not made dependent upon work participation (workfare) or personal savings. Also, in some cases, personal income, earned in addition to the basic income, is not set off against it. This is to ensure that it will always pay to work.

In order to evaluate the effect of a basic income in a specific population, pilot studies have been conducted by either private organizations and individuals or even governments since the 1960s, at both regional and state levels.

Still, the exact implementation of basic income varies, particularly in terms of conditionality, and a number of different models have already been introduced or projected. The purpose of the conference is to discuss the anticipated short- or long-term effects of these models and to draw experience from previous experiments and studies.

Day 2 of the conference is dedicated to meetings between basic income activists, researchers and politicians from the Nordic countries and will include both presentations and group discussions. The working title of this part of the conference will be “Basic Income and the Nordic Model”.

A number of distinguished guest speakers have been invited to the conference, which will be moderated by writer and journalist Knud Vilby and officially opened by the political leader of the Alternative, Uffe Elbæk.

On Thursday evening, Day 1 of the conference, we are organizing a special event including a dinner with entertainment, and we hope that you will also want to participate in this less formal part of the program. For more details on this, please see the Evening Event page.

 

http://ubi-nordic.org/

Sep
22
Fri
A perfect world is realistic – Stavanger (NO) @ Kapittel
Sep 22 @ 13:00 – 14:00

En perfekt verden er realistisk 

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling Dutch historian, explains that it needn’t be this way. Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilization – from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy – was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a 15-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime.
Tickets for sale from the 20th of August.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2028176504079874

Sep
18
Tue
Grundeinkommens-Verlosung – Basic Income to Win 1000€ per month for one year.
Sep 18 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Grundeinkommens-Verlosung - Basic Income to Win 1000€ per month for one year.

On September 18 at 19:00 we’ll be giving away 10 Basic Incomes: 1000€ per month for one year.

You can participate in the raffle by signing up at www.mein-grundeinkommen.de and register for “Verlosung” to receive your winning number. The evening of the raffle will be broadcasted on social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Youtube:

Make sure to give us a like on Facebook to stay up to date about all Basic Income raffles in the future and sign up as so-called “Crowdhörnchen”on our website to participate in all future raffles automatically.
https://www.facebook.com/MeinGrundeinkommen/

“Mein Grundeinkommen” is a four-year-old German non-profit that crowdfunds and raffles off unconditional basic incomes of 1.000,- € a month. We are interested in finding out what happens if we, as a society, have the financial resources to focus on our life-goals rather than on existential needs. We would like to encourage people to trust each other more and indulge in more self-determination. We are taking the basic income discussion beyond academia and into our everyday experience.

For all questions, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

and consult our FAQ → www.mein-grundeinkommen.de/projekt/fragen

Good luck!

Address: https://www.facebook.com/events/1803410453077621/

Sep
20
Thu
debatmiddag onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen CNV Vakmensen – Utrecht @ CNV-huis
Sep 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00

In de week van het Basisinkomen,  een debatmiddag over het onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen.

Een onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen voor iedereen in Nederland. Volgens sommigen een ideale oplossing voor belangrijke maatschappelijke vraagstukken. Het levert een meer ontspannen samenleving op zonder de enge focus op betaald werk. Het geeft ruimte om vanuit vrijheid je talenten te ontplooien. Het zorgt voor een eerlijker verdeling van welvaart en werk in tijden van verdergaande robotisering. We krijgen weer de tijd om te zorgen voor onze naasten en aandacht te hebben voor andere zaken die belangrijk zijn in ons leven.

Volgens anderen echter is het een onrealistische en onbetaalbare utopie. Soms zelfs onwerkelijk omdat het altijd zo zal zijn dat we via betaalde arbeid onszelf ontwikkelen en in ons inkomen voorzien. Dat is en blijft het uitgangspunt voor onze samenleving. Daarnaast hebben we al allerhande voorzieningen voor mensen die niet kunnen werken. Gratis geld voor iedereen heeft ook ongewenste effecten. Het zal mensen lui maken en arbeid – zeker aan de onderkant – van de arbeidsmarkt zal minder lonen.

Graag nodigen wij u hiervoor van harte uit. Deze middag staat in het teken van het belichten van de voor- en nadelen van het onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen, het uitwisselen van standpunten en het debat met elkaar over dilemma’s als:

Activiteit of luiheid?
Als iedereen ‘gratis’ geld krijgt, dan wil je er niet meer voor werken. Luiheid ligt op de loer. Of juist omgekeerd. Met basisgeld op de bankrekening ontstaat veel meer ruimte om na te denken over wat je écht wilt doen; en dat ook te gáán doen. Je
boterham is immers al (dun) belegd.

Is het wel te betalen?
Basisinkomen kost vele miljarden. Maar dat kosten uitkeringen ook. Basisinkomen
wordt verzameld via belasting en daarna weer verdeeld over iedereen. Maar het is
ook nu al zo dat iedereen meebetaalt aan uitkeringen, toeslagen, heffingskortingen
en studiefinanciering; én alle bureaucratie die nodig is om deze regelingen uit te
voeren.

Noemen we alleen dingen die geld opleveren werk?
Nu wordt iedereen geacht met werken geld te verdienen. Het uitgangspunt is min
of meer dat je voor de kost zult moeten werken. Met een basisinkomen kun je ook
werken zonder vergoeding. Je basislevensonderhoud is al geregeld. Ruimte ontstaat
voor zorgen voor de ander, voor onbetaalde tijdsbesteding. En die tijdsbesteding
wordt niet langer als tweederangs gezien.

Solidariteit
Introductie van het basisinkomen vraagt om een nieuwe invulling van de
solidariteit. Basisinkomen geeft een vloer voor iedereen. Sterkere financiële
schouders zullen meer bijdragen dan de zwakkeren. Een basisinkomen kent geen
controle en voorwaarden. Dit levert tegelijk de vraag op voor welke groepen het ter
beschikking komt. Geldt het ook voor mensen die naar Nederland komen voor werk
of studie?

Kind of badwater?
Gooi je met de introductie van het basisinkomen niet onbedoeld iets weg wat je
eigenlijk beter kunt behouden? Waarom zou je een basisinkomen instellen als je nu
al een (fijnmazig) stelsel hebt van uitkeringen en toeslagen? Daarbij wordt immers
gestreefd naar maatwerk. Basisinkomen is het spreekwoordelijke kanon. En als een
basisinkomen in plaats komt van bijstand of een uitkering is het nog maar de vraag
welke regeling financieel beter is voor de doelgroep.

We zijn zeer benieuwd naar uw visie op het onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen en
vragen u daarom met ons in gesprek te gaan op 20 september aanstaande om
14.00 uur, CNV-kantoor, Tiberdreef 4 in Utrecht. Graag aanmelden via
[email protected]

Sep
20
Fri
Basic Income Café: Widening Horizons – Rotterdam (NL) @ Huis der Zotheid
Sep 20 @ 17:00 – 19:00

Widening horizons
by mining the wealth of creative thinkers: to seize the empowering potentials of the digital age with artists as precursors and basic income as the means.

To present and introduce the book and have talk with Vivian Storlund from Finland, we have a pleasure to have Alexander de Roo  (chair of the Dutch Society for Basic Income -Vereniging Basisinkomen) and Bjorn de Leeuw.

The creative sector has to a great extent overtaken industrial production as an economic driver in advanced economies. There is a new world on the internet forming new communities of interest as well as creating a new economy, the platform economy. Notwithstanding, working life continues to be regulated according to the industrial rationale with full-time, long-term employment. A consequence of this is that many persons are deprived of the legal protection labour legislation and collective agreements are intended to provide. This has led to a growing precariat. Those who do not have such ‘standard employment’ can often face Kafka-like situations being disciplined in multiple ways. This is a situation in which artists have long-standing experience.

To cite the Maltese cultural activist Narcy Calamatta: Goldoni died destitute in Paris a day before the revolutionary forces gave him a pension, Caravaggio died destitute on the streets of Porto Ercole, Mozart died burdened with debts, Molière was buried in unconsecrated ground. What can we do to reverse this status?, Calamatta asks.

We need to update our mental software to recognise and remove both theoretical and legal shackles so that we can seize the great opportunities the digital age offers. Artists can act as precursors in this exercise and basic income as a means to ensure that everybody can live a life as an active citizen.

ISBN 9781718064508, available at Amazon.com

https://www.vivanstorlund.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderderoo
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bjorn-de-leeuw

 

 

 

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