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Real Utopias for a Social Europe: Universal Benefits

Real Utopias for a Social Europe is a series of technical debate-type workshops on bold and innovative social policy proposals. The first two-day workshop on Universal Inheritance and Basic Income will take place online on 8-9 June, 14.00-18.00 (CET)

Real Utopias for a Social Europe consists of a series of technical debate-type workshops on various bold and innovative social policy proposals. Leading academic experts and policy-makers assess and discuss the feasibility, distributional impact, costs, and scalability of these policy proposals through evidence-based on various designs such as pilots, field experiments, microsimulation exercises, and real policy experiences. The objective is to bolster a hivemind that can provide scientifically rigorous yet creative tools to tackle growing socioeconomic inequalities in the context of major social and economic transformations ahead.

The first workshop in the series addressed two types of universal benefits, namely universal inheritance (UI) and universal basic income (UBI). This high-level event, with more than 40 participants, brought together 30 high-profile international experts on different aspects of such policies. This workshop closely fits the European Commission’s priority of dealing with an economy that works for people.

Below you can watch the recorded sessions, read the summary report and check the programme of the first workshop on universal benefits:

Recorded Sessions

  • redistribution of income | social inequality | social-security benefit | social policy | socially disadvantaged class | poverty | economic analysis | tax on income
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  • Online only
  • Live streaming available

Files

Summary Report
English
(673.26 KB - PDF)
Download

Practical information

When
-
Where
Online only
Languages
English
Organisers
Joint Research Centre
Website
Link to the workshop
Social media links

Report