Àngel Ferrero, media spokesman for the Office of the Pilot Project for the Implementation of an Universal Basic Income in Catalonia, will be giving a brief introduction about the Office and will be talking about its history, structures and functions. Then, Bru Laín (consultant of the Office) will talk about the Catalan Basic Income Pilot Project and explain why this pilot project is important and necessary. There will be time for audience questions afterwards. The event will take place in Freiburg. It will be recorded and uploaded later on the FRIBIS YouTube channel.

Abstract: “Both the Spanish and the Catalan welfare regimes are not really well equipped to face the challenges posed by the XXI century. A markedly dual labour market on the one hand, and a fairly contributive social protection system on the other, do require for innovative solutions, more universalistic, more unconditional. In order to find out some of these solutions, the Catalan government has launched a two-year Universal Basic Income Pilot Scheme. It will be implemented throughout 2023 and 2024, and will combine a randomized control trial with a saturation methodology, granting up to 5.000 individuals across the entire country. Qualitative and quantitative assessments must provide scholars and policymakers with empirical evidence of how UBI is impacting beneficiaries’ lives and how it also affects the provision and use of the actual social policies and the internal public administration settings and institutional dynamics.”

Place: 14. Juni 2022, 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Time: KG I – HS 1016, Platz der Universität 3, 79098 Freiburg