Social Justice Ireland’s Annual Social Policy Conference on 22nd November 2016 will focus on Basic Income, the theory behind it, and how it can be applied in practice.
Basic Income is a payment from the state to everyone, without any means test or work requirement. It would be sufficient meet people’s basic needs and enable them to live with dignity. Basic Income is not a new concept and over 22 national and regional groups are working on progressing it worldwide.
Ireland in 2016 has the resources to implement such a Basic Income System. The conference will explore current thinking on Basic Income and its links to citizenship within Europe. It will have specific insights from practical programmes in the Netherlands and Finland. Papers will also further explore how a Basic Income could operate in Ireland, including some innovative proposals in the areas of housing and tax credits.
For more information on the Conference go to Social Justice website https://www.socialjustice.ie/content/civil-society-policy/social-policy-conference-2016
You can register directly for the event by going to https://groupvite.io/v/tagqy.