UBI-Europe Newsletter February 2016
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Basic Income and Degrowth conference + BIEN Congress -
Deadlines for proposals approaching

Dear UBI supporters,

Dealines to submit papers and proposals for workshops for two major Basic Income events this year are coming up on Monday 29 February.

Basic Income and Degrowth will take place 19/20 May in Hamburg, with a UBIE meeting 21 May, and an open day on 22 May. If you would like to send in a proposal for a presentation or workshop at the public conference, please send this via the email on this page:
If you just want to attend, please register here:

This year's Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) bi-annual Congress will be held 7-9 July in Seoul, Korea. If you would like to submit presentation or workshop proposals, please email: .
You can find out more information about the Congress here:

UBI-Europe news

After a riveting conference in Maastricht the day before (see our website soon for a report),
UBIE held a successful General Assembly in January, elected a new board, and approved 10 projects for 2016. The new board is: Barb Jacobson, Chair; Daniel Feher, Vice-Chair (Communication); Lena Stark, Vice-Chair (Fundraising); Quentin Fabri (Treasurer); Nicole Teke (Secretary). The projects are: 1,lnternational Basic Income Week (September), 2. lnternational event around the Swiss referendum
3. Fundraising, 4. Exhibition, 5. Eurodividend research, 6. Pilots, 7. European election in 2018, defining basic points around UBI, 8. New ECI, or Citizens ECI, 9. UBI and health, 10. Degrowth conference
After the Degrowth conference in Hamburg, on Saturday 21 May UBIE will be meeting to work on these projects, with another less formal day available on Sunday. Do join us! If you would like to register for the conference and meeting, please do so here.


New UBI research group
A new group has been set up to connect students and researcher into basic income. If you would like to participate in this, please write to Nina Sostaric or if you already have a Slack account go to:

We run entirely with the dedicated work of volunteers, but we still need money to keep things going. Please contribute on our donation page.

Unconditional regards,
– The coordination team

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UBI and Degrowth

Our next public conference will take place in Hamburg May 19-20, focussing on the Degrowth movement. Check out the website here »

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