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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Domplatz 1
Wiener Neustadt, 2700 Austria

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.

Event background

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.


10:00 Registration

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.

Participation fee

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 buero@gbw.at.

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.

Domplatz 1
Wiener Neustadt, 2700 Austria

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