Democracy and participation, Arts and cultural activities

Basic Income - Door-Opener for Democracy


Who is behind this?

Otto Lüdemann

Hamburger Netzwerk Grundeinkommen


Who is joining forces?

Unconditional Basic Income Europe


Internationale Erich-Fromm-Gesellschaft


The Mission of Amikejo (Valeska Peschke)


The above mentioned "Mission of Amikejo" is represented by the well known performance artist Valeska PESCHKE having agreed to realize an art installation dealing with the title of the exhibition.

Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

The project aims to convey the idea of a basic income to European citizens. An interactive touring exhibition, a comprehensive website and an art installation – will show the relevance of a UBI for a crisis-ridden Europe as a whole. People will realise: A UBI facilitates the experience of European solidarity in concrete terms. It activates peoples’ intrinsic potential; workshops, an art installation and projects of social commitment will literally „open doors“ for more democratic participation.

Where will your idea take place?

Hamburg/ Locations in Europe /more details-concept/exhibition tour, copy link:

Why does Europe need your idea?

The main tool for fostering democracy is our interactive approach. Thanks to various incentives during the exhibition’s course, visitors are invited to react, to respond to questions, to find solutions, individually or in small groups, in view of imagined challenges due to an UBI on their disposal.

What is your impact?

A year on, the interactive approach via a touring-exhibition a website and an art installation will have sharpened peoples’ consciousness for social and cultural issues; the more as, ensuring one’s material security, UBI concerns anyone, pushing all citizens to commit themselves to the common good.

How do you get there?

With the help of exhibition-professionals, artists, politicians and scientists, we create an exhibition touring all over Europe that shows:
- Next to economical security, a UBI provides more self-determination
- European solidarity can be experienced
- Opportunities for democratic participation are created through civil society engagement
- With a UBI, being European gains an identity-creating sense
- Financed by a taxation-mix, incl. „Eco-taxes“, the environment will benefit from UBI.

What is your story?

The idea of a UBI has a long history going back centuries. We try to take up this legacy and communicate it as a concept fit for the future. We started as local network in Hamburg in 2007. Since 2013, we are part of a European-wide network and action group (UBIE) >

Who are you doing it for?

Potentially, all European citizens will benefit from our project. Not only unemployed, people working under precarious conditions, young and old, but also single parents, freelancers, artists – basically everyone who wants to unfold her or his own creative potential or get socially involved.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We are glad for any kind of critical-constructive feedback, this in the sense of additional suggestions or improvements concerning aspects of our design-concept. Or be it in the sense of facilitating the hosting of the exhibition – once our project will have become a reality.


Otto Lüdemann

Matthias P.

Michael Scholz


Petra Gabriele

Susanne B.

Idea created on Jan. 3, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 23, 2018

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