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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 apply to him and others; and receives his fair share of what mankind and the earth produce and in solidarity contributes his share as well.. Read more…




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


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

Curto Café

Curto Café, an innovative coffee shop in downtown Rio de Janeiro, is a bit different than most coffee shops in the sense that there are no prices. The young founders would like you to rethink your... more information

Sardex Srl

Many new forms of money are developing and emerging from the economic crises, the Sardex being one of them.... more information

Cooperative Business New Zealand

While there is only a small number of cooperatives in New Zealand and most fly under the radar, the contribution... more information

Latest news

How would you like your coffee, Direct Trade or Fair Trade?

17-11-2015 - Most conscientious consumers already look for fair trade articles on the shelves, but if we really want to make a difference in the developing... read more

Renewable Energy is also good for your health!

03-11-2015 - Renewable electricity projects and energy-efficiency measures aren’t only beneficial to the climate, but they also deliver benefits to public... read more

Airesis: a social network that stimulates participation

29-10-2015 - Airesis, a decision-making tool for e-democracy that is structured as a social network, allows users (communities, teams, school classes,... read more

HullCoin: fighting poverty through positive action

06-10-2015 - In Hull (officially in Kingston upon Hull) in North England they came up with the idea to fight poverty through rewarding citizens for a... read more

Could Raisetrade lift countries out of poverty?

23-09-2015 - Raisetrade aims to support the sale of finished goods, rather than raw materials, with all the added value of a completed product. This way,... read more



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