Basic Income: Turning the Concept into Practice
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Basic Income: Turning the Concept into Practice

The idea of a basic income is becoming increasingly popular both within and outside the UK. It is a policy with many variants which includes components that are relevant for both moderate and radical reforms.

This event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, aims to illustrate ways to turn the basic income concept into a practical scheme, with emphasis on a revenue-neutral implementation. We will present…

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Call for Papers: An Intellectual History of Basic Income
Sep
1
5:30 PM17:30

Call for Papers: An Intellectual History of Basic Income

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words, accompanied by a short CV to daniel.zamora.vargas@ulb.ac.be by September 1, 2018.

Conference date: University of Cambridge, 14th January 2019

The aim of the conference is to examine (1) the intellectual content of basic income as it emerged in the 20th century, (2) the specific contexts in which it has attained popularity, (3) the role of institutions and networks in its global dissemination, and (4) the relationship between UBI and wider debates about social justice. We invite papers from researchers in the fields of History, Social Policy, Philosophy, Economics, Sociology, and History of Science.

More information can be found here

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BIEN Congress 2018
Aug
24
to Aug 26

BIEN Congress 2018

The 18th Congress, titled “Basic Income and the New Universalism: Rethinking the Welfare State in the 21st Century” will be held at the University of Tampere in Tampere, Finland, August 24-25, 2018.

The conference will focus on both knowledge/evidence, policy design, implementation and political aspects of basic income. Presentations and discussions on these topics give room for academic researchers, citizen activists and policy implementations.

For further information, go to the website, the Congress Facebook page, or twitter.

For the call for papers, click here  //   Any questions, please email: biencongress2018@gmail.com

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.

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Citizens UK Civic Academy with Professor Guy Standing
Jun
7
10:00 AM10:00

Citizens UK Civic Academy with Professor Guy Standing

Continue the discussion on universal basic income with a view towards personal stories and collective action. 

All events are open to all colleagues and students in the University together with members of Citizen UK institutions. Tickets are free, but registration is required. To register for these events, please visit http://bit.ly/cosscukubi

For more information please contact Dr. Catherine Durose c.durose@bham.ac.uk

 

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A Basic Income for Sheffield - Piloting UBI
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

A Basic Income for Sheffield - Piloting UBI

Room 1 at Quaker Meeting House | Free Tickets

A workshop with Dr Mark Bryan from the University of Sheffield, exploring proposals for a Sheffield pilot of a basic income scheme. Outlining the evidence and proposal to date, the workshop will explore a series of questions that will inform our work to bring a basic income pilot to Sheffield.

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College of Social Sciences / Citizens UK Annual Lecture 2018 with Professor Guy Standing
Jun
6
2:00 PM14:00

College of Social Sciences / Citizens UK Annual Lecture 2018 with Professor Guy Standing

Professor Guy Standing is a world-leading expert on universal basic income. He is a Professorial Research Associate at School of Oriental and African Studies University of London and a founder member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), a nongovernmental organisation that promotes a basic income for all. To be followed by a Q&A and networking session. 

All events are open to all colleagues and students in the University together with members of Citizen UK institutions. Tickets are free, but registration is required. To register for these events, please visit http://bit.ly/cosscukubi

For more information please contact Dr. Catherine Durose c.durose@bham.ac.uk

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Money For Nothing - Should We All Get A Basic Income?
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Money For Nothing - Should We All Get A Basic Income?

Main room at Quaker Meeting House | Free Tickets

A light-hearted exploration of basic income, with short videos and discussion. Learn how it might work, from ‘helicopter money’ to citizen’s dividends. Learn why everyone from free-market evangelists to socialist fanatics think it might be a good idea. Learn what happened when people tried it out for real - and how Sheffield might be next in line.

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Film Showing of ‘Free Lunch Society’
Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Film Showing of ‘Free Lunch Society’

  • Room NG16, Gisbert Kapp Building, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The film provides background information about Universal Basic Income and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation. To be followed by a Q&A session with Citizens UK Birmingham. 

All events are open to all colleagues and students in the University together with members of Citizen UK institutions. Tickets are free, but registration is required. To register for these events, please visit http://bit.ly/cosscukubi

For more information please contact Dr. Catherine Durose c.durose@bham.ac.uk

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