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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…




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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

Stockwood Community Benefit Society (CBS)

Stockwood Community Benefit Society (CBS), a community owned trust created in June 2014, was founded to protect biodynamic organic Rush Farm and Stockwood Business Park in perpetuity, or simply put, for ever... more information

Meer Democratie

In the beginning of 2015 a group of Dutch citizens founded 'Meer Democratie' (‘More... more information

Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County

 Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County (HLTSC) is a private, non-profit corporation established in February... more information

Latest news

InStock puts Food Waste on the menu!

21-06-2015 - According to a report by UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI), roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human... read more

Bologna government working in cooperation with its citizens to improve city life

24-05-2015 - What if you and your neighbours could come up with your own initiatives to improve your city, instead of your local government deciding it for... read more

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



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