A European Basic Income

31 May 2023, 18:30 - 20:00, Bofill Foundation Social Hub, Barcelona

Events / Wed 31 May 2023 18:30

Since the emergence of capitalism,  the democratic left has been advocating for the redistribution of wealth in order to end economic dependence, which places the majority of people under the domination of the great economic powers. A basic income can be the next great conquest in this fight for freedom. Given the fact that in this era of globalization, the redistribution of wealth will be international or won’t be at all, Coppieters Foundation and Fundació Irla have studied how a basic income could be financed on a European scale.

On the 31st of May, we will present the conclusions of the study “A European basic income” drafted by Jordi Arcarons, Daniel Raventós, and Lluís Torrens, and afterwards there will be a roundtable with experts in the field.

The event will  also be broadcasted online through the YouTube channel of the Irla Foundation.


31 May 2023

Welcome words
  • Lluís Pérez, academic director of Fundació Irla
  • Xabier Macias, president of Coppieters Foundation
Presentation of the main findings of the study on a European basic income
  • Daniel Raventós, one of the three authors
Roundtable discussion
  • Daniel Raventós
  • Lluís Torrens (online)
  • Carme Porta, former member of Catalan Parliament and the first driver of basic income law project
  • Itziar Guerendiain, member of ORAIN!


  • Aina Martí, journalist

Q&A included

Closing remarks
  • Sergi Raventós Chief of the Catalan UBI pilot plan Office



Wednesday 31 May 2023 at 18:30


Bofill Foundation Social Hub, Carrer Girona, 34, interior, Barcelona.


Interpretation will be provided in English and Catalan.

Get involved:

Share your views with the hashtag  #EuropaIrla or #EuropeanBasicIncome


Media inquiries can be addressed to info@ideasforeurope.eu

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This event is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the event nor the opinions of the speakers.

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This is a joint event of Coppieters Foundation and Fundació Irla.

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