Three Days of Powerful Talks
29-31 of August
BIEN 2024 is focused on basic income’s potential as a tool for social transformation towards an economically just, politically inclusive and ecologically sustainable world. The Congress theme is thus about constructing a transformative vision of society – built on the principles of universal sufficiency, social and distributive justice, inclusion, care, and ecological sustainability – and exploring the role of basic income in that vision, and the best strategies to achieve it. We seek theoretical and empirical contributions around basic income’s transformative social and ecological possibilities, covering what we know, what we still don’t, and what additional or complementary policies and programming are essential in achieving transformative change. We welcome contributions that are critical of a universal basic income. See full description
What is BIEN?
The Basic Income Earth Network is a network of academics and activists interested in the idea of basic income. It serves as a link between individuals and groups committed to or interested in basic income, and fosters informed discussion on this topic throughout the world. BIEN's website defines a basic income as "a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement."