Knowledge and Culture
Many cooperatives associated with Legacoop Bologna are directly involved in cultural activities such as the management of the city’s main theaters and innovative artistic production. But this isn’t all: Every year Legcoop Bologna enterprises destine a total minimum of 2.8 million Euro toward the support of cultural initiatives. Knowledge and culture are considered the pillars of a livable city and for this reason they are at the center of many of the association’s projects.
Cooperation is well-rooted in its territory of origin, but at the same time it is far-looking. For Legacoop Bologna, relationships with other countries, particularly developing countries, represent opportunities to export an alternative model of enterprise and enhance well-being.
Logistics and Mobility
Transport cooperatives have their roots in the end of the 19th century. Working in the transport sector today means dealing with integrated logistics and participating in the transformation of urban spaces. For this reason logistics and mobility are areas of primary interest for the association and its enterprises.
Reasoning in terms of social responsibility in a cooperative atmosphere is a highly useful exercise, both for who, on the outside, would like to better understand the deeper meaning that underlies cooperative activity; as well as internally for cooperation itself. Legacoop intends to support initiatives reporting the social responsibility of enterprise, as this is considered “sound practice” and therefore merits diffusion within the cooperation network.
Cooperation carefully follows the city’s urban transformations, participating in discussions regarding the creation of both new common areas and new living spaces. Territory also includes environment, which therefore must be seen as an entity to “cooperate” with in a sustainable manner.
Research and Innovation
Cooperation is very proud of its over a hundred-year-old history, but the fact that today it is so solidly affirmed demonstrates its capacity to pick up on market and societal transformations and adapt itself as a consequence. Research, innovation, and relations with the University and younger generations are the cardinal points of this commitment.
Responding to the needs of a changing society’s social services is one of the challenges that cooperation has posed for itself and for the future. Already at its birth in the Seventies, social cooperation represented an innovative element for welfare on a local level, but not only: Today it proposes the public system as its partner in planning responses to the needs of tomorrow