ECI-UBI | European Citizens’ Initiative for Unconditional Basic Income 2020-21
Period for gathering signatures:
25 Sept 2020 > 25 Sept 2021

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ECI-UBI | European Citizens’ Initiative for Unconditional Basic Income 2020-21

Start Unconditional Basic Incomes (UBI) throughout the EU


Subject Matter:
Our aim is to establish the introduction of unconditional basic incomes throughout the EU which ensure every person’s material existence and opportunity to participate in society as part of its economic policy. This aim shall be reached while remaining within the competences conferred to the EU by the Treaties.

We request the EU Commission to make a proposal for unconditional basic incomes throughout the EU, which reduce regional disparities in order to strengthen the economic, social and territorial cohesion in the EU.

This shall realize the aim of the joint statement by the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission, stated in 2017, that “the EU and its member states will also support efficient, sustainable and equitable social protection systems to guarantee basic income” in order to combat inequality.

What is a Universal Basic Income?

According to Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) a Basic Income is “a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement.”
Learn more about it at RYB.