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
19
Sat
Basic Income Family Picknick in The Park – Budapest – 19 sept. 2015 @ A Városligeti
Sep 19 @ 13:00 – 18:00

hu-picknick2015. szeptember 19.-én 13h-tól 18h-ig a Városligetbe vár mindenkit az FNA-Mozgalom!
Esemény: https://www.facebook.com/events/620697668033904

A 8. Nemzetközi Feltétel Nélküli Alapjövedelem (FNA) Hét
https://www.facebook.com/events/421208298066517/
keretében az egyik magyarországi eseményként kerül megrendezésre az FNA-Mozgalom nevében, melyre MINDENKIT SZERETETTEL VÁRUNK.
Tavaly szeptember 20.-án tartottunk a civil, informális Mozgalom jegyében rendezvényt, akkor is a Nemzetközi hét apropóján. Idén több aktivista bekapcsolódott a szervezésbe, így reményeink szerint tartalmasabb és főként érdekesebb programmal várhatunk benneteket, melyben a gyerekekre is gondoltunk:

13h -eseménymegnyitó

Folyamatos programok, amikre 13h-tól 17h-ig bármikor bekapcsolódhatsz:
– Kvíz játék (kérdések-válaszok külön gyerekeknek is)
– Gyereksarok (szolidaritási játékok)
– Flash mob (közös éneklés)
– Beszélgess velünk az FNA-ról (beszélgetősarok)
– Mikrofonpróba (amennyiben a kihangosítást sikerül megoldanunk, bárki jelentkezhet, max 5 perces “előadásra”)

17.30- a játékok eredményhirdetése

A program még változhat a csatlakozó civil szervezők(önkéntes aktivisták), illetve szervezetek jóvoltából. 😉

Felkérésünk szervezeteknek:
Várjuk más (formális vagy informális) szervezetek bekapcsolódását is akár szervezőként (programokkal), akár résztvevőként (képviseltetve magukat), hogy a majális hangulat biztosítva lehessen. Járuljatok hozzá, hogy egy tényleg emlékezetes szabadidős délutánt, érdekes és tartalmas családi-pikniket találjanak a Városligetbe látogatók. Kérjük, a szervezetek részvételüket jelezzék a Mozgalom Facebook oldalán üzenetben.

OSZD MEG, és hívd meg ismerőseidet is!

Sep
22
Thu
Nordic Conference on Basic Income Pilots – Copenhagen DK @ Christiansborg
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

fjerdesøjlesådanThe 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.

 

http://ubi-nordic.org/

May
24
Thu
North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress 2018 @ McMaster University
May 24 – May 27 all-day

The Next North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress will be will take place at McMaster Unversity in Hamilton, Ontario from May 24-27, 2018.

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!

Jun
27
Wed
ETUC/ETUI conference: The World(s) of Work in Transition – Brussel (BE) @ Hotel Thon Europe
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day

The world is being transformed in ways that will profoundly challenge human society. Trade unions facing these new realities can play an important part in shaping this future. With this in mind a major conference organised by the ETUC and ETUI will bring together globally-renowned experts to debate some of the most pressing issues confronting workers, unions and governments.

The conference will address several megatrends impacting working life. First, the free movement of capital, services and people is altering the allocation of jobs throughout the European internal market. Second, climate change and the energy transition are making many occupations obsolete, while at the same time creating new ‘green’ jobs in emerging sectors and industries. Third, the demographic transition is changing the structure of the labour force and challenging social security systems. Finally, the digitalisation of the economy is set to disrupt the processes of production, employment and work conditions on an unprecedented scale.

So far, these transitions have been studied and reflected on independently from one another. As a result, conclusions about what the future holds, and the ensuing policy recommendations, vary according to the particular transition in question. What is now needed is for the different projections to be put together and analysed in tandem in order to fully understand the multiple and complex consequences for the world of work. Will all these changes create one new world of work, or many? How can trade unions engage with these developments and what strategies are there to cope with them? What should a new industrial policy look like in the sectors severely affected – such as energy, transport and construction? What skills will be needed and how can trade unions participate to ensure that workers are offered the required training and education?

These are some of the questions the 3rd ETUC/ETUI conference on the future of work will deal with. The overall format – plenaries and smaller panels – has proven very successful and will remain the same. However, added emphasis will be put on enriching the debate and provoking discussion through innovative sessions and greater opportunities for interaction.

If you are interested in attending the conference please send an email to [email protected]

Follow the conference via social media at #etuWOW18.

PROGRAMME:

  • Wednesday 27 June 2018
    • 11:00-13:00 Plenary A: Global transitions and world(s) of work
    • 14:00-15:30
      • Panel 1 – Inclusive growth: a new, successful agenda for collective bargaining?
      • Panel 2 – Working conditions in an ageing society
      • Panel 3 – Company mobility fueled by digitalization and Europeanisation: how can we shore up workers’ rights?
      • Panel 4 – Employment forecasts and the digital, green and demographic transitions
      • Panel 5 – The impact of the digital transformation on job quality
    • 16:00-16:30 Keynote speech by Valdis Dombrovskis, responsible for the Euro and Social Dialogue, European Commission
    • 16:30-18:00
      • Plenary B: When the rich and powerful pretend they do not need us.
  • Thursday 28 June 2018
    • 09:00-10:30
      • Plenary C: Labour market composition and demographic change: can migrants and new technologies offset population ageing?
      • Plenary D: Climate change and the transition to a green economy: what does it mean for jobs?
    • 11:00-12:30
      • Panel 6 – The role of worker’s participation in addressing the digitalisation-driven Europeanisation strategies of MNCs
      • Panel 7 – The link between job quality and innovation: virtuous or vicious circles?
      • Panel 8 – Working time reduction as a trade union strategy for a changing world of work
      • Panel 9 – Social protection beyond the basic income
      • Panel 10 – Industrial policy for the green and digital economies
    • 13:30-15:00
      • Plenary E: Digitalisation and the new economy: disrupting production networks while tackling climate change?
      • Plenary F: Globalisation and Europeanisation: European solutions for global problems?
    • 15:30-17:00
      • Panel 11 – Psychosocial risks: shifting the perspective towards positive values
      • Panel 12 – The impact of automation on working conditions, health and safety
      • Panel 13 – Jobs in a clean, future automobile industry
      • Panel 14 – Youth engagement and the future of work
      • Panel 15 – Interactive panel: Using visuals to foresee and learn about change
    • 17:15-17:45 Keynote speech by Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade
    • 17:45-19:00
      • Plenary G: A New Economic Approach: what are the shortcomings of the current economic model, and how to fix them?
  • Friday 29 June 2018
    • 09:00-10:30
      • Panel 16 – How to integrate the transition challenges in the national trade union research agenda?
      • Panel 17 – The rise of China as a technology superpower – what does this mean for European jobs?
      • Panel 18 – The four transitions: what skills do we need, and how do we provide them?
      • Panel 19 – The future of work: perspectives from the ILO
      • Panel 20 – Interactive panel: Discussing scenarios for 2030
    • 11:00-11:30
      • Young trade-unionists’ discussion on managing transitions
      • Visual Harvesting
    • 11:30-13:00
      • Plenary H: Social Dialogue: how can we create a common agenda for Social Europe?

 

Download programme: https://www.etui.org/content/download/34280/329137/file/rptAllactivities_bookletA4.pdf

Sep
13
Thu
UBIE Summer School on the Politics of Basic Income – Barcelona (ES) @ venue will follow
Sep 13 – Sep 16 all-day

The first ever UBIE Summer School on the Politics of Basic Income will take place in Barcelona, from 13 to 16 September, 2018. Experts, policy-makers and civil society activists have been invited to speak about the opportunities and challenges of basic income in EU politics, with a specific focus on the 2019 European Elections.

Learn, discuss and build a European campaign with Unconditional Basic Income Europe! Let us try to understand together the political opportunities and challenges of making basic income a hot topic in the political marketplace of ideas in the European Union. Join us for the first European Summer School of UBIE in Barcelona, 13-16 September 2018!

The main outcome of the Summer School should be a concrete campaign plan to promote basic income during the 2019 European Elections. To achieve this, we plan to structure the programme in the following way:

The planned programme of the event is as follows:

  • Thursday 13th: Welcome Dinner
  • Friday 14th: Lectures and roundtables with invited experts
  • Saturday 15th: Workshops to develop a campaign plan for the 2019 European Elections
  • Sunday 16th: Finalising the campaign plan and sightseeing in Barcelona with UBIE activists!

UBIE does not have a huge budget for this event – which means that it can only be a success if you lend us a hand. There is plenty on things to do in preparation for the event, e.g. programme coordination (identifying and inviting speakers), participant coordination (following up registrations, helping with travel arrangements), logistics (accommodation, catering, equipments), internal and external communications, budgeting/fundraising, leaflet and programme design…

Barcelona started conducting a minimum income trial experiment (known as “B-MINCOME”) last year, which many local people would like to develop into an actual basic income pilot. So we will also use the opportunity to discuss with local politicians and project partners how this attempt could increase public support for a real paradigm shift in social policies – towards a fully unconditional basic income.

Would you rather help out during the event? There are plenty of tasks, like participant coordination, event assistant, speaker assistant, and translator.

Can you help in any other way? Do you have questions? We will be delighted to hear! Please write to [email protected] to let us know any way in which you can help before or during this event!

Going to join us? Great! Please fill in the registration form and do not forget to indicate how you can help!

We will organise a coordination phone call during next week to discuss preparations with all those who wish to help make this happen. The date and time is yet to be confirmed.

Greetings on behalf of the organising team,

Leire, Dániel and Barb

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