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.
It looks like the definition of work is changing. What happens when jobs become rapidly automated at the same time that more and more people become self-employed freelancers? Should we be creating jobs just to keep people busy so they too can earn a living? What happens if we secured income instead of jobs?
Basic Income Café (a project by Martina Huynh in collaboration with Manon van Hoeckel) wants to find out how the definition of work and income is changing in The Netherlands today. What kind of work do we value and why? Does the salary really reflect how much we appreciate someone’s work?
For that we are using the interactive installation (also called Basic Income Café), in which coffee is used as a metaphor to visualize the flow of money in two basic income economies. Your first cup of ‘basic income’ coffee is for free, for more you need to physically work (grind up some beans).
So come watch the coffee taxes flow, while experiencing economic models in new playful ways by drinking coffee!
At the opening, we have short presentations by:
- Martina Huynh who will talk about Basic Income Café and the research behind the project – How is the topic of basic income being discussed at the moment?
- Manon van Hoeckel who will share her findings of working with homeless youngsters in The Hague. What does it mean to be financially vulnerable today and how can design contribute to ease conversation between diverse groups of people?
Basic Income Café will be open three days a week from September 19 to December 19.
Experience and Discuss
Centraal in dit project staat het Basic Income Café, een interactieve installatie ontworpen door Martina Huynh. In deze installatie wordt koffie gebruikt als metafoor voor de geldstroom in twee alternatieve economieën.
Een belevenis an sich, een plek voor onderzoek en een gespreksstarter met als onderwerp het basisinkomen
Tijdens de opening zullen er korte presentaties gegeven worden door:
- Martina Huynh – Hoe wordt er tegenwoordig gekeken naar het basisinkomen?
- Manon van Hoeckel -Hoe is het om financieel kwetsbaar te zijn? En hoe kan design een bijdrage leveren aan het vergemakkelijken van conversatie tussen verschillende groepen mensen?
Kom koffiedik kijken en praat mee over de toekomst van werk en inkomen!
Basic Income Café