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With increasing inequalities and the intensifying climate crisis it is high time to explore alternative ways of organising our societies! Join us for our upcoming conference will where we will explore if universal basic income can be part of the solution.
As part of our transnational project Basic Income – European Public Debate, which has been implemented across Europe since 2017, GEF is holding a two-fold event in Austria to explore different positions on universal basic income (UBI) across Europe.
About the event
As it is clear that our planet calls for a different, new climate, GEF will, with the support of Grüne Bildungswerkstatt and Bildungszentrum St. Bernhard, open the space for green actors and proponents of a UBI to discuss how such a policy instrument could contribute to new policies for economy, society and the environment.
10:30 Welcome and introduction to the GEF transnational project on UBI
11:30 Input on 3 themes of the day
- UBI, social and economic inclusion
Kim Fredericq-Evangelista, policy advisor Ecolo (BE)
- UBI, financing and alternative economic models
Helmo Pape, founder of Generation Grundeinkommen (AT)
- UBI from a feminist perspective
Barb Jacobsen, coordinator of Basic Income UK and member of Universal Basic Income Europe (UBIE) network (UK)
Margit Appel, researcher on feminist economic policy and universal basic income (AT)
12:30 Discussion: Connecting the threads to green climate policies
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Open Space
Deepening of the 3 themes highlighted in the morning and exploring of further questions on UBI
16:45 Harvesting and synthesis
18:00 Networking drinks and snacks
- Margit Appel – researcher on feminist economic policy/universal basic income in Austria.
- Kim Fredericq-Evangelista – Policy advisor for the Belgium Green Party, Ecolo. His “Youth UBI” was added to the last election programme.
- Barb Jacobsen – Universal Basic Income Europe (UBIE) Network, Co-ordinator of Basic Income UK.
- Helmo Pape – Founder of Generation Grundeinkommen, Austria.
The conference will be in German with English whispered interpreting.
Solidarity fee / voluntary donation for the organization and food. Participation in the evening event is free of charge.
To register for this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration deadline: 14 October
For more information in German, please visit our partner’s webpage here.
The internal conference will be followed by a public debate reflecting on the key insights of the day and discussing the (political) steps forward as of 19h. More information can be found here.
Wiener Neustadt, 2700 Austria