BIEN 2022: Crisis and Transformation

BIEN 2022 is the 21st annual Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). BIEN draws together individuals and groups across the world who have an interest in basic income, and encourages education and informed discussion about the potential of basic income in a wide range of contexts. Members of BIEN include social policy practitioners, students, academics, activists and more from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and with diverse political affiliations. 

What can basic income offer in a time of crisis and transformation?

Climate change and COVID-19 continue to impact populations around the world, compounding existing inequalities and insecurities, while producing new economic, political, social and environmental fissures. At the same time, the global basic income debate has intensified as the inadequacies and injustices of old systems are exposed. This has further spurred new basic income proposals, movements, and experiments. Both climate change and COVID-19 are showing us that we must not return to ‘normal’.  We need to consider new and better futures.