Workshop: Unconditionally Paid Basic Income or Entitlement to Work Place, December 16th-17th, 2013, CSPLE (Vienna, Austria)

On December 16th and 17th, the Joseph von Sonnenfels Centre for the Study of Public Law and Economics will organise a workshop entitled “Unconditionally Paid Basic Income or Entitlement to Work Place” (main building of the University of Vienna at
Universitätsring 1, 1st district of Vienna). You can find here, the programme of this event.

The idea of a unconditionally paid basic income has been put forward by progressive catholic groups, leftist and liberals alike, but there is also the  idea of an entitlement to work place, which was for example contained in the draft for a “constitutional social rights act” in the republic of Austria in the late eighties of the last century.

The conference is meant to bring together experts of social policy and law and economics of labor as well as philosophy of ethics. One topic would be whether some guaranteed basic services are feasible at all and the core of the discourse then shall bring together the various aspects of the two options for such basic services.

– A registration form is available upon request (
– There will be a small conference fee of € 50, but no grants can be given for accommodation or travel expenses.
– Coffees, lunch and a conference dinner will be organized by the Joseph von Sonnenfels Center at the University of Vienna.

If you are interested in participating, please let us know under

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