Legacoop Bologna’s prime objectives are:
Beyond the duties described above, Legacoop Bologna coordinates and promotes a series of projects aimed at reinforcing cooperative solidarity networks.
A cooperative is an enterprise which, beyond having to compete on the market, attempts to actualize important values of solidarity and mutuality among workers and different generations.
In this way, the cooperative world represents an economic model alternative to the model offered by liberalism based on individual profit.
Legacoop Bologna delivers a number of services to its associates; particularly distinguished are its assistance services in the following areas:
Legacoop Bologna assists its members in the following areas as well:
Through its associates, Legacoop Bologna is also able to guarantee the following services:
An online archive of reports produced by assistance offices relative to fiscal materials and labor legislation is available to all associated enterprises.
The history of the cooperative movement, particularly that of Bologna, can be summarized in four periods
1860 – 1920
The first Società Operaia di Mutuo Soccorso (Workers’ Mutual Help Association) was founded in Bologna in 1860 with the aim of safeguarding employment, the right to education, the right to strike, and universal suffrage.
In 1888, Bologna hosted the 2nd Federation of Italian Social Cooperatives Convention (the first had been held in Milan).