Unconditional Basic Income Europe

Thomas Paine

Payments were to go to every person, rich or poor, healthy or disabled. It is a right, and not a charity, that I am pleading for.

Brian Eno

Basic income is an idea that says: we believe that all people are potentially creative and should be given the chance to express that.

Naomi Klein

That’s why I talk about basic income: there has to be a stronger social safety net, because when people don’t have options, they’re going to make bad choices.

Götz Werner

Our mistake in thinking is that income is the payment of work. In fact, the reverse is true: the income is the prerequisite of work. Because we have an income, we can work.

Our Mission

 

Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) is an international network connecting activists and initiatives from 25 countries. We advocate for the implementation of Basic Income in Europe and its recognition as a Universal Human Right. As a result of our efforts, basic income is now entering the policy agenda in many European countries and on a European Union (EU) level. Together with you, we want to push this development even further.

Basic income after the elections in France and the UK

What are the implications of the elections in France and the UK for the basic income movement in Europe? Interview with Aurélie Hampel, UBIE board member and basic income activist from France, and Barb Jacobson, former chair of UBIE and coordinator of Basic Income UK.

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Meet our activists
Anja Askeland

Anja Askeland

Vice-Chair

“Unconditional Universal Basic Income is the best policy to realize Article 25 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

Aurélie Hampel

Aurélie Hampel

Secretary

“I believe in the potential of Unconditional Basic Income to reduce suffering at work and mental health issues by offering the power for each individual to organise its own life.”

Barb Jacobson

Barb Jacobson

Press Officer

“Basic Income beautifully combines the strands of my current and previous work into one key demand.”

Meet our activists
Anja Askeland

Anja Askeland

Vice-President

“Unconditional Universal Basic Income is the best policy to realize Article 25 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

Aurelie Hampel

Aurelie Hampel

Secretary

“I believe in the potential of UBI to reduce suffering at work and mental health issues by offering the power for each individual to organise its own life.”

Barb Jacobson

Barb Jacobson

Press Officer

“Basic Income beautifully combines the strands of my current and previous work into one key demand”