Legacoop Emilia-Romagna is part of the National League of Cooperatives and Mutuals (Lega Nazionale delle Cooperative e Mutue) and it is the principal association representing co-operatives in Emilia Romagna.
With its 1,250 associated enterprises operating across all the economic sectors (industry, agriculture and services), employing 150,000 people and engaging 2.8 million shareholders (producers, workers, consumers, inhabitants, users, retailers), Legacoop Emilia-Romagna operates in a business environment with the highest cooperative density in Italy.
Legacoop Emilia-Romagna promotes co-operative values and identity, it coordinates the activities of the different Legacoop territorial and sector associations and it pursues the interests of cooperatives towards public institutions, business organisations and trade unions at regional level.
It promotes the start up of new cooperatives and their development through the provision of advisory services, it supports innovation, internationalisation and economic cooperation processes among cooperatives. The Association is also in charge for monitoring the operations of co-operatives on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.