UBIE-Newsletter wirbt für die Woche des Grundeinkommens

Viel ist passiert seit dem letzten Newsletter, schreibt Unconditional Basic Income Europe im aktuellen Newsletter (auf englisch, hier im Original nachzulesen):

International Basic Income Week: 16-22 September 2019

Dear Basic Income Advocates,
quite a few things happened since our last update. Most importantly for us, UBIE had a highly productive General Assembly in Berlin, where it elected a new Core Group and decided to prepare a new European Citizens’ Initiative called “Start Unconditional Basic Income” for 2020.

In the European politicial sphere (let’s not talk about Brexit for a moment) one of the most important developments was the election of a new European Parliament and the designation of a new Commission President. The former German federal minister of defence, Ursula von der Leyen – whose views on basic income are not exactly well known – is presenting her college of Commissioners proposals to the EP these days. The hearings will be worth paying attention to, in order to find out what the designated Commissioners in charge of the relevant portfolios (like Employment, Social Affairs, Economy) might think about basic income and how we will be able to work with them in the coming years.

In a small campaign ahead of the EP elections, UBIE asked MEP candidates about their approaches to basic income – you can find the results here. Do you know how your country’s newly elected MEPs think about basic income? We would be happy if you could share your insights with us. If you don’t already know this, it would be great if you could send them the three questions from the campaign. And then please forward the answers to ep2019@ubie.org! This would help UBIE a lot when we have opportunities for lobbying.

Plans are also underway for a new European Citizens Initiative for Basic Income – watch this space, we’ll have more information about it soon!

International Basic Income Week 2019:
Make money an invention that works for everyone!

This month 16-22 September will be the 12th International Basic Income Week, with a wealth of online and offline activities! You can see what’s going on (and add your own events) on the website and on Facebook. Ways to participate include talks, cafes, ‘Basic Income Beer’, Wednesday 18 Sept #countonbasicincome online photo event so that everyone has a chance to debate and support basic income in many places around Europe!

19 October: Basic Income Marches
Together with Andrew Yang’s Basic Income March in New York, similar manifestations will take place in Europe, for example in Berlin and Amsterdam. Who wants to follow? Add your march to the list!