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New Ideas for New Societies

The Summer Foundation strives for a society in which each individual can develop in freedom; has an equal opportunity to think, speak and decide about agreements, rules and laws that exist between him and others; and, in a spirit of solidarity, both receives and contributes his fair share of what mankind and the earth produce. Read more…




Are you looking for ideas on how to set up an innovative company, how citizens can have a direct say in decisions, how fair pricing can work, and more? Check out our section on ideas.


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Take a look at our initiatives database to see which companies, banks and other organizations are already putting our ideas into practice.



Latest initiatives


ATTAC is an international organization that campaigns for the regulation of financial markets, the closure of tax havens, the abolition of bank secrecy, the introduction of global taxes to finance global... more information


An equal say and an equal chance for all: that is the motto of Dēmos, a public policy organization in the... more information


FoodGuerrilla promotes healthy, honest and sustainable food. They do so by connecting farmers, consumers, food... more information

Latest news

With a little help from a colleague

27-11-2014 - You are working as a bus driver, you have a 8-year-old daughter, and a pregnant wife who is seriously ill due to a stroke. You actually want... read more

Biking on a solar road

24-11-2014 - The Dutch have invented a bicycle road that generates energy. SolaRoad is the first road in the world that converts sunlight into electricity.... read more

Straight from the farmer

20-11-2014 - More and more people want to know where their food comes from and how it is produced. For that reason the Dutch entrepreneur Arthur Nijhuis... read more

Capital in the 21st Century

17-11-2014 - There are only a few economists who can tell a coherent story if you ask them to explain the exorbitant differences between poverty and... read more

Make Money with waste

13-11-2014 - On November 15 residents of the Dutch city Apeldoorn will be rewarded for collecting street litter. Every participant receives 10 cents per... read more



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