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Try as they might, the commentariat and a variety of think tanks can't kill the Basic Income discussion. Advocates from around the UK will be discussing the current state of the basic income demand: who's supporting it (and what version), who's attacking it (and what version), and why. What are the prospects for it in the UK - or more likely, in regions like Wales? What kinds of projects are people working on?
As part of a great festival with music and all kinds - you can find out more here.
Fellowship of Citizens is London-based artist Saemundur Thor Helgason’s first solo exhibition in London. The exhibition will formally launch the interest group Félag Borgara (or in English ‘Fellowship of Citizens’) founded by Saemundur Thor Helgason in Reykjavik in October 2017, which aims to lobby for basic income in Iceland through apolitical means.
Part of arebyte’s 2018 programme Islands, the interest group seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of a financing scheme which operates as an economic island, a microcosmic financial system, lobbying for basic income in Iceland.
A whole day event at Birkbeck College with a range of speakers including Guy Standing, Dr Joanna Bryson and Rohit Talwar. You can find out more information and book tickets on their website.
In the 20th century, the welfare states were successful in reducing poverty, building trust between different socio-economic groups and providing more equal opportunities for all. Today, welfare state structures reflect the societies of the past rather than those of the future. Recent years have seen an exponential increase in media and policy attention around the basic income idea, followed by concrete initiatives to study basic income design and implementation across the world. The 2018 BIEN Congress plans to build on this growing interest in basic income by inviting activists, stakeholders, policymakers, students and researchers to discuss the promises of basic income against the background of the need for a “new universalism”.
The 2018 BIEN Congress will be preceded by a Nordic UBI Day which will focus on the basic income debate across the Nordic countries featuring representatives from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
BIEN 2018 features a Film Festival with a dozen productions from around the world on the topic of basic income. The Film Festival will run alongside the congress and can be visited by congress participants but is also open to the general public. Film Festival page
The congress language is English.
Find out more on their website!