Starting on the 23rd of August, we are celebrating a new and great idea for the future: The objective is to establish new versions of the Fuggerei all over the world.
500 years ago, Jakob Fugger determined that the Fuggerei was meant to exist “for all eternity”. His successors were tasked not only with the continuation of the Fuggerei, but also with its “enhancement” - today, we would call that future development. Additionally, Jakob Fugger established the settlement “in exemplum”, i.e. as an example or role model. These are three valid reasons to now present a new idea to the world: Fuggerei Next500. The content and objective of Fuggerei Next500 is the further development of the Fuggerei’s purpose as well as to make it an example of social innovation that has a global impact. In practice, this means that individuals and institutions from all over the world can now join in and share the original purpose of the Fuggerei. In this way, numerous versions of a “Fuggerei of the Future” can be established in many places.