A Basic “university”

Next month will see what is billed as the world’s first “Basic Income University” which will run for three days in a small town in the south-west of France.
“Summer school” might be a better title, but whatever you call it, it is another reflection of the growing interest in the basic income movement in Europe.
Organised by the French Movement for a Basic Income (Mouvement Français pour un Revenu de Base), participation is free and open to all, including families and children.
The program includes 19 workshops, ranging from discovering Basic Income to ways of responding to common objections to Basic Income.
Eight plenary sessions will cover everything from politicians’ attitudes and womens’ lib to the abolition of poverty, and Basic Income’s impact on lifestyle.
A film program lists nine screenings, including not only documentaries on the Basic Income theme, but also Jean-Marc Moutout’s 2004 comedy/drama “Violences des échanges en milieu tempéré” (“Work hard, play hard”) and Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”.
The “university” will be held from August 21 to 23rd, at the Lycée Agricole La Peyrouse in Coulounieix-Chamiers, on the outskirts of Périgueux.


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