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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


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

Did Bhutan go electric?

18-12-2014 - In December 2013 the Summer Foundation mentioned in an article on its website that the Kingdom of Bhutan had come up with the plan to convert... read more

Strange sells!

15-12-2014 - In October 2013 we wrote that in Germany, two major supermarket chains, Rewe and Edeka, were going to start with a four-week pilot of selling... read more

Reducing food waste while feeding the poor

11-12-2014 - In October 2013 the Summer Foundation wrote about a non-profit store called “Daily Table”, selling excess, overstocked, wholesome food thrown... read more

What did India do for the poor?

08-12-2014 - In September 2013, Parliament in India passed the Food Security Act (also: Right to Food Act) that gave legal entitlement to highly subsidised... read more

French organic winemaker fined by French court

04-12-2014 - In March of this year we wrote about the French winemaker Emmanuel Giboulot who refused to treat his vineyard with pesticides to prevent a... read more



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