Basic Income and the Nordic Welfare Model – Reykjavik 2017

Basic Income and the Nordic Welfare Model – Reykjavik 2017

On August 31st 2017 BIEN Iceland hopes to see you in Reykjavik to participate in a conference with several distinguished speakers where the discussion will focus on how the Universal Basic Income ideology fits in with the Nordic Welfare Model.


 Watch the LiveStream here. It will also be available after the event.

The conference is organized by BIEN Iceland which is an affiliate of BIEN (The Basic Income European Network) and has the same general purpose and goals (

Please use the participation form to register, but feel free to contact us by email with any other matters:


Conference day 1, Thu 31. August
Nordic Welfare Model and UBI
10:00 Welcome words
10:10 Dr. Stefan Olafsson, U. of Iceland
10:45 Dr. Peter Abrahamson, U. of Copenhagen
11:30 Dr. Louise Anne Haagh, U. of York
12:10 Lunch
13:30 Salvör Gissurardottir, U. of Iceland
14:00 Birgitta Jonsdottir MP in the Icelandic Parliament
14:30 Albert Svan, BIEN Iceland – Basic income for a sustainable future
15:00 Øyvind Steensen BIEN Norway
15:30 Panel discussion and questions
16:30 End of day 1

Conference day 2, Fri 1. September
Basic Income experiments and results
10:00 Highligts from previous day
10:10 Markus Kanerva on Finnish basic income project
10:45 Dr. Jurgen De Wispelaere
11:30 Dr. Karl Widerquist
12:10 Lunch
13:30 Panel discussion and questions
15:00 End of conference