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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

Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County

 Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County (HLTSC) is a private, non-profit corporation established in February 2002. The mission of the Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County is to provide home ownership... more information

Electronics Watch

Electronics Watch works to protect the labour rights of workers in the global electronics industry. They do this... more information

Noabershop Assen

The Noabershop (meaning “the neighbourshop” in one of the many Dutch dialects) is a private... more information

Latest news

Can we have children decide for themselves what they want to learn in school?

19-05-2015 - Imagine, there is a school where you are free all day to do what you want to do. There are no tests, there is no grading and the school does... read more

A call for modern direct democracy

18-05-2015 - From 14 to 17 May 2015 more than 400 people from all over the world participated in the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy that took... read more

Vio.Me workers keep fighting fearlessly for their factory

13-05-2015 - Vio.Me was once a highly profitable manufacturer of building materials in Thessaloniki, Greece. But its parent company, Philkeram-Johnson,... read more

Education based on cooperation and solidarity

08-05-2015 - The Greek economic crisis led to devastating cuts in social services, including preschool childcare. Due to services not working properly,... read more

What does your climate agreement look like?

06-05-2015 - By the end of 2015 world leaders will gather again to talk about climate. This time the summit will be held in Paris. For most people climate... read more



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