INTERNATIONAL: 8th Basic Income Week, September 14-20, 2015
UBI-Europe recently published the Call for Participation for this year’s Basic Income Week:
The 8th international action week for basic income is scheduled to run from September 14–20, 2015. The European network invites basic income groups and activists around the world to participate with events and actions with the common aim of creating visibility for and stimulating public discussion about unconditional basic income.
“A Safety Net for Life”
In the Call for Participation the activists announce that “we are facing multiple crises which threaten our lives as individuals as well as life as humankind as a whole. These crises – social, ecological and financial – are being experienced in a myriad of different ways around the world.”
Therefore, for this year’s Basic Income Week, they want “to draw attention to Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) as a possible ‘Safety Net for Life’ which leaves no one behind.”
In 2014, 11 countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK) participated in the 7th Basic Income Week. Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) contributed to the week’s further globalisation by organising a series of online events with international basic income experts and activists. UBI-Europe hopes that this year’s 8th International Basic Income Week will become even more global and expands further beyond Europe.
Call for Participation
You can get in touch with your regional or international coordination team, publish the call for participation in your language and announce events in your region via the contact form: http://basicincomeweek.org/contact-form/