How does a basic income change our society?

We want to know.

This is why we are starting the first pilot project in Germany on unconditional basic income.

What is the Basic Income Pilot Project?

120 people receive an additional
1,200 Euro per month
for 3 years

In three consecutive studies, we will be researching the principles of unconditional basic income. The first study will involve a randomised controlled experiment to investigate the individual and social effects of an additional €1,200 per month.

Who can apply?
Anyone who:
  • is at least 18 years old
  • has their primary residence in Germany
  • Basic income is for everyone. It therefore makes no difference whether you have gainful employment or how much you earn.

    If you fulfil these requirements, you can find more information here (in German) about participating.

How will the project be financed?

The sponsors behind the study are over 140,000 private individuals whose monthly donations will pay the basic incomes.

Donate and become one of the sponsors (in German).

Support the project with a payment via PayPal

Who is behind this project?

The Basic Income Pilot Project is a partnership project between the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin and the non profit association Mein Grundeinkommen e.V. (‘My Basic Income Association’). Further partners include the University of Cologne and the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.

The researchers are independent, and are not paid by Mein Grundeinkommen e.V. for their work.

Further information on the project can be found in the magazine.

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All the background information about the project.

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Press kit

Find the most important information, images and the press release on the Basic Income Pilot Project in our press kit (ca. 7 MB).

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Miriam Witz
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