Lega Nazionale Delle Cooperative E Mutue (LEGACOOP)
Structure type: Apex/National Federation
Sector: Agriculture / Forestry, Banking / Credit Unions, Consumer / Retail, Fisheries, Housing, Insurance, Others, Social, Workers / Industrial
|Phone||+39 06 844 391|
|Address||Via Guattani 9|
Legacoop is an Italian national mutisectoral cooperative organization, established in 1886. Its aim is to promote the development of cooperatives and mutualit and it carries out advocacy, representation and assistance activity for its member cooperatives. Today Legacoop represents more than 11,600 cooperatives, from small and medium-size ones up to large cooperatives, with relevant market shares and leadership positions in several sectors such as consumer’s and retailing, construction, agro-food and fisheries, services and manufacturing, which, together with social, housing, healthcare, mutuals, media and tourism cooperatives create wealth, employment, socio-economic cohesion and shared wellbeing for local communities and the Country, as a whole.
Legacoop is structured in national sectoral associations and regional and territorial branches covering all the Italian Regions. Legacoop plays an active roles at European and international levels within the representative bodies of the cooperative movement and its members are also strongly committed to solidarity and international development programmes and projects.
Since its establishment, Legacoop has always attached a great importance to the mutual exchange of best practices and know-how among cooperative organizations and enterprises, making available its multi-sector expertise as a way to strengthen the cooperative movement worldwide.
Over the last years, an increasing number of Legacoop cooperatives are working on international markets and looking for business opportunities and partnership abroad. Being part of the global cooperative networks, the International Cooperative Alliance, Legacoop wants to promote ever more the business collaboration among cooperatives at European and International level, both in terms of export of goods, service provision, partnership. Together with AGCI and Confcooperative, Legacoop established the Alliance of the Italian Cooperatives.