is the organization of political and trade union representative of social cooperatives, mutual and social enterprises belonging to Confcooperative. It is a representative organization on institutional tables, it assists their associate on union tables, legal, legislative, technical and economical ones. It cares the promotion and strengthening of participated institutions through a consortium system. Federsolidarietà’s social cooperation has developed a democratic and multistakeholder identity, that aimed a local social business project.
The 5.600 member cooperatives operate in all areas of social, health, education and many business area, within pathways to employment that involve 200.000 people, invoicing 5.1 billion of Euro and associating 210.000 members. It also organizes volunteer civil service to offer young people an educational experience.
The key forum for international connection is The European Confeederation of Cooperative and Worker-Owned Enterprises Active in Industry and Service (CECOP).

Valerio Pellirossi