Can I participate in the project?
Yes! We raffle off UNCONDITIONAL basic incomes and we encourage people from all over the world to take part and support the project. Although we cannot offer you a personally translated version of our website at this point, you can use online tools like Google translator to read our website in your preferred language.
On this site we put together answers to the most important questions for you.
What is „Mein Grundeinkommen“?
“Mein Grundeinkommen” is a German non-profit organization that crowdfunds and raffles off unconditional basic incomes of 1.000 € a month. We are interested in finding out what happens if we, as a society, have the financial resources to focus on our life-goals rather than on existential needs. We would like to encourage people to trust each other more and indulge in a meaningful life. We are taking the basic income discussion beyond academia and into our everyday experience.
What is an "unconditional basic income"?
We define basic income as a sum of 1.000 € per month. Each person who wins, receives a monthly transfer directly on his*her bank account, for the duration of one year, so 12.000 € in total. "Unconditional" means that every human being can win, regardless of their age, gender, nationality or income. A donation to “Mein Grundeinkommen” is not prerequisite for participating in the raffle. The winners are free to use the money to their full desire.
How can I participate in the raffle?
In order to participate in the raffle the following steps are necessary.
- Register on our website by clicking "Anmelden" (meaning to set up an account) on our homepage and entering your email address and a nickname (if you win this will be the name popularly highlighted on our website).
- Once we announce a new raffle on our website and via our newsletter you have to log into your profile and confirm your participation in the raffle.
- After your confirmation was successful you will find your personal batch number in your profile.
- You can find out whether you won by watching our live stream on the day of the raffle. If you won, we will inform you via email on the day after.
Anyone is eligible to participate in the raffle. However, in order to register, you must be over 14 years old. Younger children can participate via their parent’s account. They will receive their own batch number for the raffle.
How can I support the project?
There are many ways to support us. If you wish to donate to our project please visit our campaign on Betterplace, which supports Paypal and credit card transactions.
The unconditional basic income is not a static concept, but one that needs to be experienced and discussed. We want to spur the discussion and want to motivate you to talk about it with as many people in your surroundings as possible. Just ask people: What would you do, if you received an unconditional basic income? You will get the most inspiring and interesting answers :) You can also engage by interacting on our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Can I report about "Mein Grundeinkommen" on the media?
Yes. You're very welcome to write news articles and about us, shoot movies, interview us or produce podcasts. We welcome journalists and TV teams to our office at anytime. Please, get in touch with [email protected].
I want to start a similar project in my own country. Can you help me?
Yes. We are happy to pass on our knowledge about how to make "My Basic Income" happen all over the world. We have put together a Starterkit for My Basic Income, which gives you some facts about us as well as about how to start a similar project such as ours in your home country. For further questions, please get in touch with Amira via [email protected].
If you have any questions about Mein Grundeinkommen generally, just write an email to [email protected]. We are happy to help you.