Tampere 2018

Nordic UBI Day

23 August 2018, University of Tampere, Main building (auditorium D10b)


The Nordic day of the BIEN 2018 congress will be held in the afternoon of the 23rd of August in advance of the official opening of the congress. Everyone participating in the congress is invited to take part in this Nordic session, which will be held in English.

The main idea of the Nordic UBI Day session consists of the following thematic outlines:

A representative from each of the five Nordic countries will give a picture of the national situation in relation to the implementation of a basic income. Which are the concrete proposals that are on the political agenda? How large is the potential support for different ideas? How well does a BI fit the relatively universal Nordic welfare systems? What can we learn from the different experiences? There will be both separate presentations and a panel, during which the audience can ask questions and make comments.

Please register for the Nordic UBI Day HERE.


Venue: University of Tampere, Main building, auditorium D10b (0 floor)

12.00 – 12.10 Opening of the Nordic UBI Day
  Prof. emeritus Pertti Koistinen, chair of the BIEN 2018 Congress LOC
12.10 – 13.10 Part one: Basic Income  in the Nordic discussions and models
Jan Otto Andersson, retired Professor of Economics
  Part two: Ethics of UBI by the chair of BIEN Finland Pekka Elonheimo
  Part three: Experiences of Finland’s UBI experiment by its participant
Juha Järvinen, Artist and Board Member of BIEN Finland
13.10 – 13.20 Comments, questions, answers on Finland’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
13.20 – 13.40 Denmark. BI-discourses in Denmark, and how could BI be applied to enhance
  Nordic welfare
  Martin B. Michaelsen, Board Member of BIEN Denmark
13.40 – 13.50 Comments, questions, answers on Denmark’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
13.50 – 14.10 Coffee break
14.10 – 14.30 Iceland. BI-discourses in Iceland, and how could BI be applied to enhance
  Nordic welfare
  Gerður Pálmadóttir, BIEN Iceland
14.30 – 14.40 Comments, questions, answers on Iceland’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
14.40 – 15.00 Norway. BI-discourses in Norway, and how could BI be applied to enhance
  Nordic welfare
  Øyvind Steensen, Spokesman of BIEN Norge
15.00 – 15.10 Comments, questions, answers on Norway’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
15.10 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 15.50 Sweden. BI-discourses in Sweden, and how could BI be applied to enhance
  Nordic welfare
  Lena Stark, Founder of Swedish basic income party, Member of UBIE since 2014
15.50 – 16.00 Comments, questions, answers on Sweden’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
  Comments on the previous speeches
16.00 – 16.30 Break
16.30 – 17.15 Speech of Rutger Bregman
17.15 – 17.45 Interview to promote Rutger Bregman‘s new book
17.45 – 18.30 Book selling and autographs in the lobby outside the auditorium


Unconditional Basic Income Europe(UBIE) is going to have a buffet/drinks session from 7pm on the 23rd, and invites people from the Nordic conference…
It will be at Ravina Telakka,

Tullikamarin aukio 3
33100 Tampere


Food is free (though donations welcome!) and people will buy their own drinks. Mainly Vegan with some meat. There might be some entertainment too!