Campaign for Basic Income test started in Estonia

Five Estonian citizens published recently a petition which suggests to implement a Basic Income research and test in their country.

The petition emphasizes that it does not require the introduction of the basic income. “Only the investigation of the feasibility and impact on people, including test,” says Jaanus Nurmoja, the main author of this petition.

This document suggests also that regarding the need for trustful results, a possible test should at least partially be on territorial basis. In example, couple of counties would be fully included. As a measure against a “basic income tourism”, the basic income should be implemented as a “citizen’s wage” both during test and a possible official implementation.

The petition is collecting digital signatures from Estonian citizens in a Rahvaalgatus (People’s Initiative) portal until 24 January 2017. 1000 signatures are needed to send the petition on the Parliament’s desk.