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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

Electronics Watch

Electronics Watch works to protect the labour rights of workers in the global electronics industry. They do this by uniting the buying power of European government institutions. Together they aim to build a... more information

Noabershop Assen

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


BIEN, founded in 1986, originally stood for Basic Income European Network, but in 2004 the organization changed... more information

Latest news

'Borrowing shop' makes buying unnecessary

15-04-2015 - Most people who need a lawn mower search the Internet for an affordable one or go shopping. After they have paid for the item and used it... read more

More US cities start seeing the importance of worker-owned businesses

11-04-2015 - Starting in 2016, the city of Madison in the state of Wisconsin in the US will invest $1 million per year for five years in establishing new... read more

The price of your house determined by your paycheck?

07-04-2015 - In some parts of California, as in many cities all over the world, rents and home prices have escalated, pricing first-time buyers, seniors... read more

Dutch citizens group calls for more democracy

02-04-2015 - A group of Dutch citizens recently founded ‘More Democracy’. The initiators of this platform are promoting ‘direct democracy’, a form of... read more

With new Peerby app access to stuff wins from ownerhip

23-03-2015 - The Sharing Economy (sometimes also referred to as the peer-to-peer economy or collaborative economy) offers a whole new way of living.... read more



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