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Jun
1
Fri
Basic Income: the Return of Robin Hood -European Youth Event – Strasbourg #EYE2018 @ European Parliament
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day

Every year the EU parliament organises a huge event called European Youth Event (EYE2018) in Strasbourg. It is a unique opportunity for young Europeans to meet and make their voices hear

Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) has put together a great delegation to the European Parliament’s European Youth Event this June in Strasbourg. 20 people from 10 different countries are ready to carry our vision to MEPs and 5000 other delegates from all over Europe. They will also participate in a roundtable discussion ‘Basic Income: the Return of Robin Hood?’

We need funding, please help: https://www.gofundme.com/ubie-eye2018

Our programme

  • Distribution of a booklet “UBI proposals for Europe” (if funded).
  • proposing meetings with MEPs

1 -2 June

  • Participation in EYE2018 activities
  • One UBIE speaker at the
    “Basic Income: Return of Robin Hood” roundtable

3 June

  • Internal workshop “Strategies to implement a European Basic Income”, opened to the public

Did you know that robots paying us a basic income could have been possible in 2017? 

MEP Mady Delvaux proposed a BI based on robot-tax. Only 14 votes were missing! The idea was to compensate the impact of automation on the European job market.

This is not our only proposal. UBIE is a non-profit organisation that aims at the implementation of the basic income in Europe and beyond. Euro-dividend, European wide basic income for children, Agrarian Basic income our Eco-basic income, the roads for a full basic income are plenty. In Strasbourg, we want to continue the dialogues with decision-makers and make new alliances with youth groups.

20 participants from 10 nationalities

Whether they are students, UBI researchers, UBI advocates or just new members discovering the world of EU advocacy, together they will increase their EU citizenship thanks to participation at this event. We hope they will network with advocates from other causes and bring something new back in their own countries. We also hope they will encourage their national groups to take Europe into account in their strategies for a social and fairer society.

Jun
22
Fri
Empirics in Europe of the unconditional basic income (UBI) @ Radboud University
Jun 22 @ 12:30 – 18:00

Farewell Seminar Dr Lei Delsen

‘Empirics in Europe of the unconditional basic income (UBI)’

Farewell Seminar “Empirics in Europe of the unconditional basic income (UBI)” of Lei Delsen, Associate Professor of Socio-Economic Policy at the Nijmegen School of Management of the Radboud University.

De vaksectie Economie en Bedrijfseconomie organiseert op vrijdag 22 juni 2018 van 12.30 tot 18.00 uur een afscheidsseminar ter ere van dr. Lei Delsen, die aankomende juni met pensioen gaat. Tijdens het seminar zullen diverse Nederlandse en internationale wetenschappers de resultaten van hun laboratoriumexperimenten, veldexperimenten en onderzoeksanalyses over het onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen presenteren.

Seminar is in English

Program

  • 12.30 – 13.30 Welcome & lunch (Sportcafé)
  • 13.30 – 14.30 Plenairy session
    – ‘Preferences for UBI in Europe’, dr. Lei Delsen, Radboud Universiteit
    – ‘Is UBI feasible in the EU?’, prof. Mark Smith, Grenoble École de Management, Grenoble (Frankrijk)
  • 14.45 – 16.15 Presentation of empirical investigations in three parallel sessions:
    • Parallel session 1
      • ‘A laboratory experiment on the unconditional basic income’, prof. Toshiji Kawagoe, Future University Hakodate, Hakodate (Japan)
      • ‘More trust, less regulation – an experiment with social assistance in Nijmegen’, János Betkó, Gemeente Nijmegen
    • Parallel session 2
      • ‘UBI experiments in the social contract laboratory’, prof. Bernard Neumärker, University of Freiburg, Freiburg (Duitsland)
      • ‘Exploring benefits and challenges of implementing citizen’s basic income in Scotland’, prof. Mike Danson, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburg (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    • Parallel session 3
      • ‘Effort and fairness under UBI: laboratory experiments’, dr. Lei Delsen, dr. Sascha Füllbrunn en dr. Jana Vyrastekova, Radboud Universiteit
      • ‘Routes to participation income in the Dutch welfare state: the Tilburg trust experiment’, prof. Ruud Muffels, Universiteit van Tilburg
  • 16.30 – 18.00 Drinks (Sportcafé)

To take part:
Go to: https://www.ru.nl/nsm/vm/farewell-seminar-dr-lei-delsen/?reload=true
until 15 june 2018.

Location
The Farewell seminar takes place on the Radboud Universiteit, Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen at the Elinor Ostrom building, located: Heyendaalseweg 141, 6525 AJ Nijmegen.

Dr. Lei Delsen
http://www.ru.nl/personen/delsen-l/

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

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/