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The Green European Foundation will host a special workshop about basic income during the upcoming Univerde summer university in Spain.
Pilot experiences of basic income are being carried out in different parts of the world with a variety of approaches. In general, these aim to assess the socio-economic impact on beneficiary individuals and societies.
In this workshop we will discuss basic income as an alternative to poverty and exclusion, along with the possibilities of realising pilot projects at the local level. As a special case study, we will analyse the pilot plan for the city of Madrid.
This workshop is part of our ongoing transnational project “Living with Dignity in a Digitalised Working World – Basic Income for all EU Citizens?”.
Experts on basic income will give us their opinion on the pros and cons of this experience and other possibilities of advancement.
- Philippe Van Parijs – Belgian philosopher and political economist. Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Catholic University of Louvain. Co-founder of the European Basic Income Network;
- Julen Bollain – economist and researcher, member of the Basic Income Network and Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN);
- Lluís Torrens – economist, member of the Basic Income Network. Director of Planning and Innovation of the Social Rights Area of the Barcelona City Council;
- Jorge M. Neira;
- Hontanares Arranz – social worker, activist and member of EQUO.
The ninth edition of Univerde is entitled “The Future of Europe: Democracy & Borders in the Era of Global Society”. Find more information on our webpage.