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The International Scientific Conference “Basic Income as a Prologue to Social Policy of the 21st Century”

The Institute for Social Policy at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the European Dialogue Expert Group, and the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia are pleased to invite you to attend the International Scientific Conference “Basic Income as a Prologue to Social Policy of the 21st Century” held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Moscow at Myasnitskaya str. Building 20, Room 311

The debate on basic income has a long history but it is only now, in the 21st century that this discussion has become more pragmatic. A number of countries including Finland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, etc. are piloting state-provided income for a range of social groups. Those experts who study unconditional income have already moved far away from a primitive understanding of this phenomenon as a guaranteed payment to all members of society regardless of the level of their income, employment, health, and other factors. Although important, this is not the only functional component of the emerging social system that is still taking shape under the impact of fundamental factors. Social inequality, which widens as the economy keeps growing, disruptive technologies, which tend to quickly change labor markets and the employment structure, and the ageing population as well as increasing life expectancy, must also be taken into account.

 

The conference program is available here

 

Venue: Higher School of Economics, Moscow, ul. Myasnitskaya 20, room 311

Date and time: November 14, 2018, 09.30–17.00

Working languages: English, Russian (simultaneous interpretation)

 

To take part in the event, please register before the seminar, at the following link

The online registration is open till Tuesday November 13, 11 am

 

If you need a pass to enter the building, please do not forget to bring your passport or ID to the event.