First German Basic Income Pilot Project

Posted on August 19, 2020

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This week the civil society organisation “Mein Grundeinkommen” (My Basic Income) has started the first basic income project in Germany. Out of 1500 participants 120 will receive 1,200 Euros per month for 3 years. Everybody can apply as long as you are at least 18 years old and a resident in the country. The trial is financed entirely by private crowd-funding. The research is implemented in partnership with the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin. Other partners are the University of Cologne and the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.

The following webpage answers some of your questions about “Mein Grundeinkommen” and its activities. An English magazine with a project description about the three consecutive studies can be downloaded here. The first study is about the effect of a basic income on top the monthly income, the second about a minimum income and the third about an unconditional basic income with simulated taxation.