Minimum Income Schemes (MIS) are defined as “income support schemes which provide a safety net for those who cannot work or access a decent job and are not eligible for social insurance payments or those whose entitlements to these have expired”. They should therefore not be confused with the concept of minimum wage.
François Denuit is a PhD fellow in political theory and political economy at the University of Warwick and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He is currently working on the idea of an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) at the European level. Interested in social justice, alternative economic theories and politics as well as in culture, music and traveling, this young Belgian wishes to share with Katoikos his desire for a democratic, cosmopolitan and altruistic perspective in Europe and beyond its borders.
Do you remember this well-known French film which staged the cultural dialogue and the festive atmosphere associated with the Erasmus student exchange program? Twelve years ago, “L’Auberge espagnole” popularized what millions of young students in various countries of Europe (and even beyond the borders of the EU) have known now for over 25 years. Although the famous European program encourages student and professional mobility within the Union, a genuine cultural diversity and the development of a sense of European citizenship, it is now necessary to go further so that the Europe of tomorrow is not just for the few.