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.

PROGRAM (preliminary, changes possible)

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 (BI) discourses in Finland, and how could BI be applied to

enhance Nordic welfare

Part two: Ethics of UBI by the chair of BIEN Finland Pekka Elonheimo

Part three: Experiences of Finland’s UBI experiment by its participant

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

Halldóra Mogensen, Member of Iceland’s Parliament and 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

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

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

The representative speakers are asked to submit their abstracts, photos and biographical notes via this form
For further information, please contact Jan Otto Andersson ( or Jouko Hemmi (, members of the local organising committee  of BIEN 2018 Congress.


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