If you have an event in your region, please use the event-form to send it in:
At the moment, there are 3 each one worldwide synchronized Basic Income Week actions and projects:
- 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
- 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]”.)
Berlin (Germany), “2. Internationaler BGE-Stammtisch – Berlin” www.facebook.com/events/727312807612798/ or www.grundeinkommenberlin.wordpress.com/infos/#2
- 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
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
The 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.
NABIG 2018 is being organized by a Canadian-American team including representatives of Basic Income Canada Network, U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, McMaster University, and the Hamilton Poverty Roundtable
Save the dates! We are very excited to announce that the 17th Annual North American Basic Income Congress (NABIG) will be held May 24-27 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario!
NABIG is held alternately in the United States and Canada. Highlights from the June 2017 congress in New York City included speakers such as Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, international labour leader Andy Stern, and renowned scholar and activist Frances Fox Piven. NABIG 2018 will focus on:
• making basic income a reality, for example, through research, policy development and pilots as well as strategies for mobilizing support
• the converging paths leading to basic income as a solution to multiple concerns connected to health, human rights, the future of work, poverty, inequality, economic and environmental sustainability, democracy and more. NABIG is a great forum for learning, sharing and networking among people from all walks of life.
“The idea of a universal basic income is gaining traction and I am pleased that next year’s NABIG, which will bring together hundreds of advocates, academics and government representatives from across the continent, is being held in Hamilton,” remarks Hamilton’s Mayor, Fred Eisenberger. “Our City is increasingly becoming a focal point for progressive social policy discussion.”
We at BICN and the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network are thrilled that McMaster University, the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, Low Income Families Together (in Toronto), and others are collaborating with us to host a 2018 Congress that is shaping up to be an important and influential event. Support is coming from a wide range of organizations, places and people, such as municipal leaders. And we are lining up NABIG 2018 speakers now, like Dr. Evelyn Forget, the University of Manitoba researcher who unearthed such powerful findings from the 1970s Manitoba Mincome experiment in basic income.
Please save the date and watch for further announcements about key speakers and a Call for Participation later this fall, followed by registration details. We hope to see you at McMaster University and in Hamilton to be part of NABIG 2018!
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.
“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