European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

Panel 16: Basic income

Wednesday 29 June, 09:00-10:30

The aim here is to discuss basic income as an answer to the challenges facing labour markets and welfare states in the light of digitalisation of the economy. The concept of basic income has come once again to the fore as a potentially important mode of response by welfare states to radical changes in labour markets and employment patterns. The panel has been set up to discuss this concept and enable participants to share their thoughts on the pros and the cons attaching to this solution.


  • Henning Meyer, LSE
  • Danièle Meulders, ULB - PRESENTATION
  • Philippe Van Parijs, UCLouvain



  • Montserrat Mir, ETUC

Read the short summary of this panel debate.

For further reading:

Five Reasons Why A Basic Income Won’t Solve Technological Unemployment, Henning Meyer

Allocation universelle, Danièle Meulders

Basic income and social democracy, Philippe Van Parijs

The worldwide march to basic income: Thank You Switzerland!, Philippe Van Parijs

Basic income - contribution by Plamen Dimitrov

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