About the Project

A Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all citizens. This payment is granted on an individual basis, and without means-test or work requirement. The idea of a UBI has been the subject of discussion for decades in academic and economic circles as a measure to reduce social inequality.

For some years now, more and more sectors of society have considered the universal basic income’s suitability and, in fact, many countries around the world have carried out pilot projects .

The foreseeable loss of jobs brought about by the robotisation of the labour market and the covid-19 crisis have made it more urgent than ever to open a debate on this unconditional subsidy.

The Green European Foundation has been working on this issue for several years, intending to open a debate on UBI across Europe. We are now joining forces with other social actors to give this effort a broader scope.




  • Previous in-depth reports

European Green Perspectives on Basic Income  (2019)        Basic Social Security 2030 (2020)



  • Audiovisual material.

Find out more about UBI in our dedicated YouTube playlist 


This project is led by the Green European Foundation. It is supported by Federation of Young European Greens, Transicion Verde, Visio, Strefa Zeleni and Nous Horitzons Fundació. The published material has been realised with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of the attached published material.

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