2021년 기본소득지구네트워크(BIEN) 대회 마지막날인 8월 21일 토요일 오후 2시(한국시각 오후 10시)에 열린 기본소득지구네트워크 총회(BIEN General Assembly)에서 대한민국을 2023년 기본소득지구네트워크 대회의 개최지로 결정했습니다. 총회 참석자 42명의 전원 찬성으로 결정된 2023년 BIEN 대회는, 기본소득한국네트워크로서는 2016년에 이어 두번째로 개최하는 대회입니다. (2016년 기본소득지구네트워크 대회는 2016년 7월 7~9일, 서울 서강대학교에서 열렸습니다. 자세히 보기)
2023년 기본소득지구네트워크 대회의 개최를 위해서 기본소득한국네트워크가 BIEN 회원들에게 설명한 계획은 아래와 같습니다.
2023 BIEN Congress Proposal
Theme: Basic Income in Reality
Basic income came to be regarded as a feasible policy agenda recently and the COVID-19 crisis only added to the necessity and urgency of such a policy. Many countries, including South Korea, have implemented direct cash payments as a ‘disaster basic come’ during the crisis. Further basic incomes are being planned and piloted all over the world. On top of that, the climate crisis will likely galvanize governments to adopt carbon tax/dividend programs based on the principles of basic income.
Given these circumstances, it is likely that basic income will transition however incompletely from an idea to actual policies in the next few years. As such, charting the conditions, mechanisms, and effects of various policies that might come under the heading of basic income will be a critical task.
24-26 August 2023
Venue and Logistics
Suwon Convention Centre was built a few years ago for large-scale international conferences and exhibitions, providing the most up-to-date venue in Suwon, the capital city of Gyeonggi Province.
As the provincial capital of Gyeonggi Province, and located near Seoul, the capital of South Korea, Suwon City boasts effective intra and intercity transportation system including metro, bus and taxi. In addition, Suwon City has a range of accommodation available in the city as a notable tourist destination.
Format of the Congress
Basically, the Congress will be held face to face with live coverage through internet if we can see the end of the Covid-19 crisis. But we will change it to online congress when we would face the unavoidable conditions.
Based on the expenditure of BIEN 2016 Seoul, we estimate that we will need approximately 120,000 euros for BIEN Congress 2023. A third of the expenditure would come from Gyeonggi Province and its affiliate institute, Gyeonggi Research Institute, another third will be met by participation fees and donations, with the rest being borne by BIKN and its affiliates.