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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

Growing Communities

Growing Communities is a community-led organization based in Hackney, North London, which is trying to provide a real alternative to the current damaging food system. They do this by creating a fair and... more information

Community Land Trust Brussels

Brussels Community Land Trust (CLT) realizes homes on community land. The initiative is a response to the... more information

European Water Movement

The European Water Movement (EWM) is a network that works to reinforce the recognition of water as a commons and... more information

Latest news

Great documentary on why Fairtrade matters

27-02-2015 - Why does Fairtrade matter? The answer to this question is revealed in the short documentary ‘Fairtrade Matters’. The documentary portraits the... read more

‘See through fashion’ offers complete transparency

24-02-2015 - “Fashion is made of real stuff, by real people, with real hands and real lives, we can’t deny it and will not hide it.” This almost poetic... read more

The first Village Trade Centre

19-02-2015 - Entrepreneurs from the Dutch village Varik will soon open the first Village Trade Center. With the opening of this centre they make a... read more

What is in TEAM?

17-02-2015 - Together Everone Achieves More; that is certainly true when you look at co-operatives. Co-operation allows for instance (small) farmers and... read more

Community owned grocery store is about to prosper in North Carolina

14-02-2015 - In the city of Northeast Greensboro in North Carolina people are living a tough live. The median household income in this area is about 21,000... read more



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