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Unconditional Basic Incomes (UBI) throughout the EU which ensure every person’s material existence and opportunity to participate in society
We want the introduction of Unconditional Basic Incomes (UBI) throughout the EU which ensure every person’s material existence and opportunity to participate in society.
The UBI is
Universal: regularly paid to all, without means test. It is not subject to income or property limits. Every person, irrespective of age, descent, citizenship, place of residence, profession etc. will be entitled to receive this allocation.
Individual: everyone has the right to UBI on an individual basis. UBI will be independent of marital status, cohabitation or household configuration, or of the income or property of other household or family members.
Unconditional: as a human and legal right UBI shall not depend on any preconditions, whether an obligation to take paid employment, to demonstrate willingness-to-work, to be involved in community service, or to behave according to any gender roles.
High enough: provide for a decent standard of living, which meets society’s social and cultural standards in the country concerned; prevent material poverty and provide the opportunity to a full participate in society. Net amount of UBI should be at least above the at-risk-of-poverty level according to EU standards (60% of the national median net equivalent income). In countries where the majority has low incomes an alternative benchmark (e.g. a basket of goods and services) should be used to determine the amount of the basic income.
More: European Citizens’ Initiative UBI - www.eci-ubi.eu