Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies
FRIBIS – the Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies – is an interdisciplinary competence network at the University of Freiburg dedicated to research on Universal Basic Income. By bringing together researchers and civil society actors from all over the world, we aim to provide a sound, well-researched foundation for the public and political discourse on Basic Income. In this way, we want to contribute to transformation towards a more just and sustainable society.
The research work takes place in teams composed of scientists and non-academic actors from society. In this interdisciplinary collaboration, the prerequisites and objectives of scientific research should be enriched by the knowledge of profiled actors from society and be close to life through their contributed experiences.
Some FRIBIS teams are international and focus their work outside Germany and Europe. They are connected as research team to an ongoing project or work out basic principles and models for implementation-oriented projects. They provide theoretical and methodological elaborations or empirical studies etc.
FRIBIS is financed by third-party funds. It was established by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Neumärker and team. Prof. Neumärker is holder of the Götz Werner Chair for Economic Policy and Constitutional Economic Theory at the University of Freiburg, and is leading founding director of FRIBIS. The Götz Werner Chair is endowed by the couple Beatrice and Götz W. Werner. Götz W. Werner is the founder of dm-drugstore market.