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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 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.
The Forum takes place on the morning after Frances Coppola’s public lecture. We will spend some time reflecting on what Frances had to say and drawing out relevant aspects for the current situation in Ireland. We will also have a short participatory exercise and two inputs,one on Women and Basic Income and the other on Basic Income and the Artist. These will be interwoven with poetry and musical pieces. Weather permitting this will be followed by a picnic lunch in Merrion Square at the Basic Income Ireland Tree.
Basic Income Ireland is proud to present this event as part of the International Basic Income Week. This is a free event.
- Deirdre de Burca: “The role of innovative monetary policies in supporting a Green New Deal and a more sustainable future for Europe and the world”
Deirdre is a former Green Party public representative and current Advocacy Co-ordinator with the global civil society network Forus International (forus-international.org).
- Conor McCabe: “Towards a democratization of money, credit and financial systems”Conor is the author of Money (Sireacht: Longings for another Ireland series, Cork University Press, 2018) and a research associate with the UCD Equality Studies Centre. He has written extensively on Irish finance and is involved in activist education, working with political, trade union, and community groups.
- Tony Weekes: “Let’s make money work for everyone”Tony describes himself as “a repentant one-time academic economist”.
Basic Income is the proposal that the state should make a regular payment to every individual resident regardless of circumstances, without any means test or work requirement. It would be enough to live a frugal but decent life without additional income.
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