Interviews and Lectures about #basicincome from Maastricht 2016

The Dutch Association Basic Income is organizing this conference on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. Introducing the Basic Income and experiments with them are highly questioned, both within and outside the circles of supporters of an Unconditional Basic Income.The congress will extensively discuss the income experiments where todays focus is on. Typically these experiments are about a partial basic income.
UPDATE 24 feb 2016: lectures, slides added at bottom of the page


Andre Willems Opening:

Opening of the Congress by André Willems (Seniorenpartij) – Maastricht 2016

André Willems is Locoburgemeester and responsible for Social Security, Reintegration and Labour Market Poverty, Integral Senior Citizens, City Management and Sports & Leisure.

Guy Standing:

What role for a modest participation income? – Lecture by Guy Standing

Guy Standing is Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, founder member and honorary co‐president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an international non‐governmental organisation that promotes basic income, whose members include economists, philosophers and other social scientists from over 50 countries. He has a doctorate in economics from the University of Cambridge and a master’s degree in industrial relations from the University of Illinois.

Sir Hoeijmakers:

Status quo of the experiments in the Netherlands:

Sjir Hoeijmakers is a 25 year old econometrician, who got his masters cum laude at Tilburg University in 2014. After getting acquainted with the idea of a basic income during the European Citizens Initiative of 2013 he started doing research into the subject and became a member of the Vereniging Basisinkomen. He has since successfully put forward a motion for basic income experiments at the national congress of Dutch social liberal party D66, has been speaking and giving lectures throughout the Netherlands and is involved in preparation efforts for experimenting with elements of a basic income at the municipal level. He follows up with all interested municipalities, advises them, and tries to create synergies between them on a civil, governmental, political and academic level. Hoeijmakers crowdfunded his own ‘basic income’ so he could afford to dedicate himself to the support and coordination of pilot project initiatives in the Netherlands.


Prof. Luc Soete:

Interview Prof. Luc Soete from Maastricht University on partial Basic Income

Luc Soete (born 15 September 1950, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek) is a Belgian economist, Rector Magnificus and professor of International Economic Relations at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, and former director of UNU-MERIT, a joint research institute of the United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University. Luc Soete is a member of the Dutch scientific advisory body (AWTI) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) since 2010

Jan Atze Nicolai:

Interview with Jan Atze Nicolai from Leeuwarden at Congress on Partial Basic Income Experiments

Jan Atze Nicolai is Fractievoorzitter from the political party GROENLINKS in Leeuwarden, Fryslân.

Sijr Hoeijmakers:

Report from VitaliFeiten:

including interview with Guy Standing and the full lecture from Philip van Parijs

More information about lectures:

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