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
21
Thu
Book launch and debate with Rutger Bregman – Oslo (NO) @ Kulturhuset
Sep 21 @ 17:30 – 18:45

Boklansering og debatt: Borgerlønn – utopi eller realisme?

Historian Rutger Bregman writes: When traditional left and right policies do not respond to the great challenges of today, it’s time to think again. In his book Utopia for Realists, he presents three basic ideas – basic income, 15 hours work week and open borders. He use research and examples to show that people would rather have more free time than higher wages. Bregman is not alone. Throughout the world, we are deeply concerned about the fact that the workplaces are being taken over by machines.

Is basic income and more leisure the solution? How will this effect democracy and power distribution, both in and between countries? We meet Bregman and his ideas and take the debate about what is right for us in Norway.

You meet:

  • Rutger Bregman, author of the book Utopia for realists
  • Nils August Andresen, editor of Minerva
  • Ida Søraunet Wangberg, researcher in Manifest Analysis
  • Sigrun Aasland, head of department in Tankesmien Agenda

Welcome to book launch with Rutger Bregman, in collaboration with Spartacus Forlag, at Kulturhuset, the main room, Thursday 21 September.

Address: Kulturhuset
Youngs gate 6, 0181 Oslo, Norway

https://www.facebook.com/events/1411344512325998

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

May
23
Wed
Time to rethink the European Central Bank – Brussels (BE) @ KBR Royal Library of Brussels, auditorum Lippens
May 23 @ 17:00 – 21:00

Since the election of President Macron in France, an intense debate is taking place over the future governance of the Eurozone, including calls for a Eurozone finance minister, a European Monetary Fund and a Eurozone budget. However, less attention is being paid to the prospects for reforming the Eurozone cornerstone’s institution itself: the European Central Bank (ECB).

Mario Draghi pledged to do “whatever it takes” to preserve the euro, and through its quantitative easing programme, the ECB has played an important role in rescuing the Eurozone economy. But this has come at a cost. The ECB’s monetary policy has attracted heavy criticism from across the political spectrum, with many challenging the ECB’s legitimacy, and questioning its ability to respond to the next crisis.

Early 2018, Positive Money Europe was founded as a new Brussels-based nonprofit organisation whose role is to scrutinize the ECB and offer proposals to improve monetary policy in the Eurozone.

At the occasion of our launch, we are delighted to invite you for this conference. It will feature two keynote speeches by distinguished speakers. Former governor of the Bank of Spain Miguel Angel Fernandez-Ordoñez will outline a fresh perspective on how the monetary system could be made more stable and safe, and Professor Annelise Riles(Cornell University) will provide a critical but constructive perspective on the politics of central banking. Looking forward, we will host a panel debate on the prospects for future ECB reform, featuring MEPs Jonas Fernandez, Molly Scott-Cato, Bruegel’s director Guntram Wolff (tbc) and Boris Kisselevsky, Head of the European Central Bank representation in Brussels.

Afterwards, Positive Money will offer a reception.

Registration is mandatory for the event. Please register by clicking below:

SPEAKERS

MIGUEL ÁNGEL FERNÁNDEZ ORDÓÑEZ

Former Governor of Banco de España

Miguel Angel Fernandez-Ordoñez graduated from Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He initially lectured in Economic Policy at that University but has dedicated most of his career to the Public Administration, notably as State Secretary for the Economy, State Secretary for Trade, and State Secretary for Tax and Budget Policy, and was appointed as governor of the central bank of Spain from 2006 until 2012. He also worked in the OECD, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and currently he teaches at the IE University in Madrid. His experience as economist and member of the governing council of the European Central Bank during the euro crisis has led him to explore new ideas on how to reform the money and banking system.

ANNELISE RILES

Professor of Law and Anthropology, Cornell University

Annelise Riles is the Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law in Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology at Cornell, and the founder of Meridian 180, a multilingual forum for transformative leadership. Her work focuses on the transnational dimensions of laws, financial markets and culture. Her previous book, Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets (Chicago Press 2011) was based on 15 years of fieldwork among central bankers, financial lawyers and regulators in Japan and the United States. Her most recent book “Financial Citizenship: Experts, Publics, and the Politics of Central Banking” outlines how a new relationship between central banks and the public can renew the legitimacy of central banks and address the democratic deficit in financial governance.

MOLLY SCOTT-CATO

Member of the European Parliament (Greens-EFA)

Molly Scott-Cato is a British Green politician, economist, environmental and community activist and current Member of the European Parliament since 2014. She studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University and later gained a doctorate in economics from Aberystwyth. As MEP, Molly Scott-Cato seats in the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs where she focuses on sustainable finance and the monetary policy and is a member of the TAX3 Committee where she is working on tax evasion and tax avoidance.

JONÁS FERNÁNDEZ-ALVAREZ

Member of the European Parliament (Socialists & Democrats)

Jonás Fernández-Alvarez is a Spanish politician (PSOE) and member of the European Parliament since 2014 where he seats in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. In 2017, he was the rapporteur on the Parliament’s annual resolution on the European Central Bank. Jonás Fernández Álvarez holds an Executive MBA from IESE Business School (2010-12), MA in Economics and Finance from CEMFI-Bank of Spain (2002-04) and was chief economist of the consultancy firm Solchaga Recio & Asociados.

BORIS KISSELEVSKY

Head of the European Central Bank representation in Brussels

Head of the ECB representation in Brussels since 2017, he previously works at the IMF, the bank of Russia, the Banque de France and the ECB for many years.

GUNTRAM WOLFF

Director of Bruegel

Guntram Wolff is the Director of Bruegel. His research focuses on the European economy and governance, on fiscal and monetary policy and global finance. He regularly testifies at the European Finance Ministers’ ECOFIN meeting, the European Parliament, the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the French Parliament (Assemblée Nationale). From 2012-16, he was a member of the French prime minister’s Conseil d’Analyse Economique.

FRAN BOAIT

Positive Money’s Executive Director and a Director of the Board of Finance Watch

Fran is Positive Money’s Executive Director and a Director of the Board of Finance Watch. Fran studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and went on to complete a PhD researching carbon dioxide storage.

Fran became interested in economics and money creation after realising that the huge environmental and inequality crises we face could not easily be fixed without re-thinking how the current economic system works, and how to redesign it. Fran has worked at various global organisations including the United Nations, Greenpeace and BP.

PROGRAMME

17h00

Introduction remarks

By Fran Boait, Executive director at Positive Money

And Benoit Lallemand, Secretary General of Finance Watch

Why Positive Money Europe?

By Stanislas Jourdan, Head of Positive Money Europe

“Secure Money and Banking Liberalization”

Keynote speech by Miguel Ángel Fernández Ordóñez, former governor of the Bank of Spain

Financial Citizenship: Experts, Publics, and the Politics of Central Banking

Keynote speech by Annelise Riles, Professor at Cornell Law School

18h00

Panel debate: Does the ECB need reforms?

  • Jonas Fernandez – MEP S&D
  • Molly Scott-Cato – MEP Greens
  • Boris Kisselevsky, Head of the European Central Bank representation in Brussels
  • Guntram Wolff – Director of Bruegel (tbc)
  • Annelise Riles

Moderation: Fran Boait, Positive Money

19-21h00

Cocktail reception

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