Natalie Bennett, politician and journalist, GEF Board Member and part of the GEF expert group for a transnational project on Universal Basic Income, summarises the debates that took place at the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress held in Tampere, Finland, 23-26 August 2018.
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Natalie Bennett was in Finland as part of the Green European Foundation’s expert group for a transnational project on Universal Basic Income, initiated in 2017.
In the framework of the “Basic Income for all EU Citizens?” transnational project, the GEF expert group, comprising Basic Income experts from Finland, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Serbia, and the United Kingdom, ateended the BIEN Congress to discuss the latest developments in the studies and application of the Basic Income models across Europe.
In addition to their participation in the conference, the expert group came together in a meeting organised by GEF to facilitate the development of the GEF Basic Income project.
GEF was present throughout the Congress, displaying and disseminating the outcomes of various GEF projects related to the topic.