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Unconditional Basic Income Europe
NEWSLETTER – March 2019

General Assembly – we meet in Berlin, 21-24 March! 


Dear Basic Income Advocates,

As some of you already know our next European meeting will take place in Berlin21 - 24 March 2019.
We will welcome early arriving folks on Wednesday, 20 March at the monthly "Berlin Basic Income Beer" meeting, this time hopefully at a surprise new location. On Thursday evening we will organise a public debate "Basic Income Experiments – the road forward or a dead end?" At the General Assembly on Saturday we will elect a new UBIE board and discuss our priorities for the coming year. On Sunday, there will be workshops on our upcoming European Elections campaign and on the planned new European Citizens' Initiative.
We will announce more details of the meeting as soon as possible. If you plan to attend, please register here!

What is a basic income? Animation now in English!
A freshly translated cool animation video from the Spanish basic income network explains why Basic Income is an effective measure against poverty which also gives us the capacity to lead more dignified lives. 
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Did Finland’s basic income experiment succeed or fail?

Finland’s experiment has the first results and, contrary to the headlines over the world, it has valuable and positive inputs for our understanding of its consequences. The second part of the data on labour market effects will only be available in 2020. For an in-depth analysis of what we can learn from Finland’s basic income experiment, we recommend reading Scott Santens' excellent first evaluation.

Basic Income and the European Elections 2019

In November 2018, a public conference in Budapest debated how to get Basic Income into the public consciousness by taking advantage of the upcoming European Elections in May 2019.
Read hear the interview with Dániel Fehér, Chair of Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) about this event. 

Eurodividend conference at the University of Freiburg

In October 2018, about 50 participants from social sciences and the Basic Income movement all over Europe met to discuss the Euro-Dividend as sociopolitical pillar of the EU and its member countries.
Read our summary of the event here.

UBI-Nordic 2019: Visions for a Brighter Future

The next annual Nordic Basic Income Conference will take place at Chateau Neuf in Oslo, 5-7 April 2019. It's main purpose will be this time to discuss what the implementation of a basic income would look like in the Nordic countries.
Click here to find out more.

Support UBIE now

Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) connects over 350 active members from over 30 countries across the continent. They invest huge amounts of their time, energy and money into raising public awareness as well as support among key decision makers at EU level. As a result, basic income is now on the agenda in the policy debates of many European countries. With your help, we can strengthen our financial foundation in order to improve our work and accelerate the UBI journey.

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Cover picture: Markus Mayer on Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Oslo Opera House photo: Frank Friedrichs on Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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