- Tuesday Oct 20th, 6pm. DIT room 3 077
- Thursday Nov 19th: 6.30-8.30pm. DIT room 3 077
- Tuesday Jan 12th 2016: 6-8pm. DIT room 3 077
October Network Meeting
Upcoming BI Meetings
The next General network meeting will be Tuesday Oct 20th, 6pm. Venue to be confirmed.
The following meeting will be Thursday Nov 19th, 6.30pm.
Basic Income Week
14th - 21st September
A series of events and meetings will take place this week, to deepen the debate and public understanding of the issues surrounding Basic Income.
Full schedule of events to be available soon.
Basic Income Workshop
12th September, Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier St. Dublin 2
Basic Income Ireland think-in on the theme of basic income and sustainability
Date: Sat Sept 12th, 2-4.30pm
Venue: Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St, Dublin.
Cost: €5 (to cover room hire and tea/coffee)
May General Meeting: Wednesday May 20 at 6:30 pm.
Full details to follow shortly.
Second Annual Summer Forum: Saturday June 13.
The invited speakers for the Summer Forum are Enno Schmidt and Che Wagner, from the Swiss Basic Income campaign (grundeinkommen.ch). The group conducted a successful campaign to hold a national referendum on the introduction of a Basic Income in Switzerland, due to take place in 2016, by collecting over 120,000 signatures.
You can find one of the many interviews with Enno available online at http://preview.tinyurl.com/meyct3t, together with an interesting video on BI done by the US public broadcasting network PBS.
The next General Meeting of Basic Income Ireland will be on Tuesday, April 29 at 5:30 pm in DIT Aungier Street, room 3-077. Please note the earlier-than-usual starting time.
If you would like to participate by skype (audio only), please contact John Baker at email@example.com by Sunday April 26th, to arrange this.
The meeting will have two parts.
Part 1. Discussion of some issues of political strategy, based on a recent paper by a leading writer on basic income, Jurgen De Wispelaere, “The Struggle for Strategy: On the Politics of the Basic Income Proposal” (forthcoming in the journal Politics).
In this article, De Wispeleare considers two problems that affect the coalition-building efforts of BI advocates. “The problem of cheap political support” is that the support for BI from some political parties and other organizations may be of little cost to them but of little value to us, or even counter-productive. Should we be more cautious about such support? “The problem of persistent political division” is that superficial agreement amongst committed BI advocates may mask persistent disagreement on what model of BI to adopt. Should we be take a clearer stance on these disagreements?
John Baker will introduce the discussion with a brief summary of the paper's argument. A copy of the full paper is available at http://preview.tinyurl.com/of5bjpb. You might also like to look at the video mentioned below, which contrasts the approaches taken in the US by liberal and conservative proponents of basic income.
Part 2. Review of recent and up-coming actions and events; update and discussion of the Annual Summer Forum in June; update and discussion on future strategy.
You are warmly invited to contribute to a structured (but informal) discussion – or simply join us!
Some themes to start the conversation:
For those who wish, you are invited to offer a short (five minutes) presentation on some aspect of Basic Income. These will be followed by (time limited) discussions during the afternoon.
Presentations should focus on one of following three (broad) themes:
If you would like to offer a contribution, please send a working title and your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail header should refer to BII open forum 28 March.
The next general network meeting of Basic Income Ireland will take place on Wednesday, 26th Nov at 6.30pm in DIT Aungier St, room 3-077.
Part of the meeting will be devoted to a discussion of arguments against basic income. Paul Donnelly will start the discussion with a short summary of some of the arguments.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The next meeting of Basic Income Ireland general network will take place on Tuesday Oct 28th, in DIT Aungier St, Dublin, in room 3-077 at 6:30 pm.
All are welcome to attend.
After an update on events and activities, network member Seán Ward will lead a discussion on issues that often arise in response to our presentations about basic income, especially the effect a basic income would have on wages and prices.
The Basic Income Ireland general network will meet in July and August. Each meeting will take place in the Carmelite Community Centre, 57 Aungier St, Dublin, starting at 6.30 and ending by 8.30.
Everyone is welcome to participate.
At the June meeting, we will spend time reviewing the Summer Forum that took place on June 7th, and considering our next steps.
The dates and venues are below:
*This is an updated venue (previously DIT Aungier St, Dublin).
Basic Income Ireland's inaugural Summer Forum will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, 7 June at the Carmelite Centre in Dublin city.
The Forum will begin with an overview of recent developments in Basic Income from Ireland and internationally. The keynote speaker will be Yannick Vanderborght, who will speak on transnational cooperation in the campaign for Basic Income and on recent developments in the theory and politics of Basic Income.
The event will also include a presentation and participatory discussion on advancing Basic Income in Ireland. A light lunch will also be provided, and the Forum will be followed by a social gathering in a nearby venue. All are invited to attend.
Registration is now open - click here for full details.
The next meeting of the general network of Basic Income Ireland will take place on Tuesday 29th April at 6.30pm, in DIT aungier St, Dublin, room 3-030.
The meeting will begin with an update on the arrangements for our 7th June public event, and then we will move on to a discussion of basic income and pensions.
All are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there!