Catalonia’s Universal Basic Income tryout to start on 1 January 2023


The adult participants in the study will get 800 euros every month, and minors will receive 300

The Catalan government’s experiment with Universal Basic Income (UBI) provision to local residents now has a starting date – 1 January 2023. The idea for the temporary programme, which is meant to serve as a study and pre-trial of the concept’s applicability started taking shape already last year, but now there are concrete details on how it will unroll.

Two years of duration before scaling up

According to Catalan News, some 5,000 lucky participants will take part in the socio-economic study, which will last exactly two years – until the last day of 2024. This means that the adult ones will get 800 euros each month unconditionally, while minors will get 300 euros, also each month.

There will be two groups of participants, which will be randomly selected according to certain criteria.

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