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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.


Best Practices

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



Latest initiatives

Kredietunie en de Vereniging Samenwerkende Kredietunies (VSK) (Credit Union)

Due to the sharpened credit policies of banks, it has become increasingly difficult for small businesses to obtain financing. Because of these rigid lending standards a growing number of small and medium... more information


CoFED helps campus communities to develop strong cooperatively-run food businesses that give students and... more information

Food & Water Watch

All humans need food and water, but free access to these life sources is not always guaranteed. Food & Water... more information

Latest news

Slave labor in textile industry still common practice

30-10-2014 - Last year headlines where dominated by a major disaster taking place in a textile factory in Bangladesh. Suddenly the garment industry... read more

Consumers become co-owners of farms

27-10-2014 - Did you know that of every dollar you spend on fruits and vegetables in a supermarket, on average only 15 cents ends up back in a farmerís... read more

Crowdfunding campaign for packaging-free shop Bag & Buy

23-10-2014 - Like everyone else, Dutch entrepreneur Wim van Dijk does his shopping but he hates unnecessary plastic and cardboard packaging. In an attempt... read more

Belgians can buy 'bugs burgers'

20-10-2014 - Since early October 2014 Belgian supermarkets are selling burgers, schnitzels and nuggets that are made from insects (buffalo-beetles). The... read more

World Food Day emphases the importance of family farming

16-10-2014 - More than 840 million people in the world do not have enough food and clean drinking water, and every day approximately 24 thousand people die... read more



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