The Basic Income Earth Network Congress will be held from Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 August 2021. It will focus on the question of how to take Basic Income from idea to reality.

The conference will be hosted on Whova, a specialist online conference platform, and will be attended by members of FRIBIS and staff of the Götz Werner Chair:

August 19, 2021

  • Valerija Korosec: UBI in Slovenia, from idea to reality. 10:45 AM – 12:05 PM (Europe/London)
  • Alexander Spermann: Basic Money plus Education Money as a partial UBI for Germany. 10:45 AM – 12:05 PM (Europe/London)
  • Enno Schmidt and Sarath Davala: Glimpses of life in the Care Economy. 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Europe/London)
  • Patrick Brown: Universal Basic Income As a ‘Real Peace Dividend’ for Post-Conflict Societies. 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM (Europe/London)
  • Bernhard Neumärker: The Net Basic Income: UBI in Times of Crisis. 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM (Europe/London)
  • Leon Hartmann: Universal Basic Income as a discursive space of the future. 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM (Europe/London)
  • Selvi Sachithanandam: “Idea to Reality – Basic Income in Post Conflict Sri Lanka”. 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM (Europe/London)
  • Diana Bashur: Why a Basic Income can be key to Peacebuilding. 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM (Europe/London)
  • Chloe Halpenny: #BasicIncomeBoughtMe: Mobilising basic income research using social media. 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM (Europe/London)
  • Diana Bashur: United Nations Development Programme: A roundtable on Basic Income. 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM (Europe/London)
  • Chloe Halpenny: Mobilising youth to make basic income a reality: A workshop on meaningful youth engagement in advocacy. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Europe/London)
  • Julio Linares: Latin American Perspectives and Experiences. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Europe/London)

August 20, 2021

  • Laura Brämswig: How to make UBI a political reality by means of direct democracy. 9:00 AM – 10:20 AM (Europe/London)
  • Rejitha Nair: Legal concerns relating to UBI in India. 9:00 AM – 10:20 AM (Europe/London)
  • Julio Linares: How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected policy-making and policy-discourse around UBI? Findings of a global survey. 9:00 AM – 10:20 AM (Europe/London)
  • Valerija Korosec: Worldwide Potential Impacts of the ‘ECI-UBI 2020/21/22. Signature Collection Campaign’ to the UBI Movement. 9:00 AM – 10:20 AM (Europe/London)
  • Malcolm Torry: Minimum Income Standards in the Basic Income debate. 9:00 AM – 10:20 AM (Europe/London)
  • Malcolm Torry: Two questions on interpretations of BIEN’s definition of Basic Income. 10:45 AM – 12:05 PM (Europe/London)
  • Bernhard Neumärker and Bianca Blum: Globalization, Inequality, Environmental Damage and the Corona Pandemic – Lessons for Economic, Environmental and Social Policy. 10:45 AM – 12:05 PM (Europe/London)
  • Sarath Davala: Two questions on interpretations of BIEN’s definition of Basic Income. 10:45 AM – 12:05 PM (Europe/London)
  • Marcel Franke: Envy and blame in the UBI discussion. 10:45 AM – 12:05 PM (Europe/London)
  • Julio Linares: The Money of Basic Income: Towards Economic Democracy. 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM (Europe/London)
  • Patrick Brown: Learning from the CPPLG: How to set up a politicians’ network to support Basic Income. 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM (Europe/London)
  • Chloe Halpenny: Moving Canada’s political needle: Reflections from grassroots activists. 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM (Europe/London)
  • Milan Wenner: The narrative of technological unemployment: should it be used in order to argue for an UBI? 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM (Europe/London)
  • Julio Linares: Have Covid politics opened up UBI politics? Building on new survey findings to develop novel approaches to the politics of UBI. 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM (Europe/London)
  • Sascha Liebermann: Political Activism and BIG: International Experiences and Perspectives. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Europe/London)

More information about the congress can be found here.

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