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2
Nov
2021
 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

More and more pilot programs are being developed to test the idea of Universal Basic around the world. What have been the results and what lessons can we learn from them?

About the event

“The Unconditional Basic Income is a periodic cash transfer granted to all members of a political community, without work requirement nor means-testing, and high enough to ensure an existence in dignity and participation in society”.

During this event, we will analyse some examples of UBI pilot projects that have been developed in recent years as debunk negative stereotypes. The last part of the session will focus on deriving lessons and best practices for a future universal basic income.

Context

The idea of a basic income was, for decades, a utopia. But the last few years have seen it become more and more real, to the point where we now have many basic income pilot programs up and running around the world.

The severity of the pandemic has also highlighted the need to reduce inequalities and protect the most vulnerable. With the crisis generating so much financial loss and uncertainty, and with public stimulus packages failing to meet the needs of millions, we need decisive actions and bold solutions more than ever.

Speakers

• Julen Bollain: Economist and researcher specialising in basic income and professor at the University of Mondragon (Basque Country)
• Jamie Cooke: Head of RSA Scotland and a leading advocate, writer, and speaker on basic income.

Moderation:
Susanne Rieger: Co-president of the Green European Foundation. She has been responsible for European issues and European relations in the Catalan Green foundation Fundació Nous Horitzons (FNH) for the past ten years.

Practicalities

Date and Time: 2nd Nov  (17:00-18:00)
Audience: The webinar is free and open to the general public.
Registration: Please register here.

 


This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Transición Verde and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.

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