First UBI raffle winning went to France
First UBI raffle winning went to France

The winner of the first EU-wide Basic Income raffle organized by the NGO UBI4ALL is Lucie Paulin, a young Frenchwoman who has finished her studies and is looking for a suitable job. From the beginning of July, she will receive a UBI of 800 euros per month during one year.

The rest who did not win this time are automatically participants in the next raffle, they do not have to re-register.

The registration form will be opened for new participants on June 17 at The same portal also has a form for making donations. The new lottery will take place as soon as 9600 euros have been raised again from donations.

At the end of the video broadcast on 16 June, Helwig Fenner, the project leader, called on everyone to sign up to the European Citizens' Initiative "Start Unconditional Basic Incomes (UBI) throughout the EU". The initiative can be signed at for another year, until 25 June 2022. The European Commission has extended the deadline twice, as the pandemic made it significantly more difficult to collect signatures.

Almost 16 thousand people from all over the European Union, including at least 727 Estonian citizens, took part in the first UBI raffle. There were the most Greeks (4090), but considering the population, the most active participants were Latvian citizens, who were only a few hundred fewer than the Greeks.

Image: Participants in the UBI4ALL raffle video broadcast. Among others, the first winners of the German Mein Grundeinkommen raffles shared their experiences (in the middle row on the right and in the bottom row on the left). UBI4ALL was inspired by German project.

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