Basic Income Earth Network Congress 2021

Illustrations by Elizabeth McLeod

The 22nd Basic Income Earth Network Congress will be hosted online from Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 August 2021. The theme for the Congress is idea to reality. We want to consider how we take basic income from a big idea for big change to a reality.

Basic Income Network Scotland are excited to be putting together a programme packed with perspectives on basic income in Scotland, the wider UK and around the world. We will present insights into the status of basic income in Scotland, including: the feasibility study into a Scottish basic income experiment, political attitudes and work on basic income, civil society perspectives, creative and cultural demonstrations that represent the Scottish debate.

We’re proud to be a host organisation, planning a programme that will include strands on Basic Income and COVID, the Philosophy of UBI, Basic Income Activism, definitions of a Basic Income, the Scottish Basic Income feasibility study and more, as well as plenaries featuring some big names in the field of Basic Income. 

There’ll be around 200 presentations, panels and events, making it the world’s biggest Basic Income conference! 

The Congress will be hosted on Whova, an online conferencing platform.

Have a look at our programme below and then register here to join the Congress.

You can also download a PDF of the full programme here


Support the Congress!

We need donations to support our volunteer-led work

This will be the first time the Congress has taken place online and we’re happy that this means more people than ever will be able to attend. However there are still costs we need to cover, including volunteers’ expenses and fees for software and web hosting.

Similar online conferences usually cost between £50 and £200 to attend. We’re asking all attendees to donate some of what you would have spent on attendance, travel and accommodation to support our work advocating for and educating about Basic Income in Scotland. 

Suggested donations are:

  • Individual/self funded – £5-£10
  • Professional, attending one day only – £30
  • Professional, attending whole Congress – £50
  • Attending on behalf of an organisation who are supporting you to attend – £100

But of course, if you want to donate more, you’re welcome to!

Make your donation here! 




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