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Konfekoop –Basque Cooperatives Confederation– holds the highest representation of the Basque cooperative enterprises. Konfekoop is an organisation comprising the Basque Sectoral Cooperatives Federations. It was set up in 1996 in response to the need to bolster the Basque Cooperative Movement in view of the movement’s economic as well as social importance.

Today, Konfekoop represents more than 1.100 Cooperatives in the Basque Country; these employ over 54.000 workers, of whom 34.000 are worker-members.


Mission

Konfekoop's aims are as follows:

  1. To provide institutional representation for Basque cooperatives and reinforce their official presence before public bodies.
  2. To appoint people to represent it before the organisations and bodies that provide for this.
  3. To foster cooperative promotion and training by putting into practice appropriate actions, either directly or through the affiliated Federations.
  4. To encourage whatever organisations, institutions or activities are deemed beneficial for the Basque Cooperatives.
  5. To organise services of common interest for its affiliates.
  6. To raise the economic resources needed and distribute them in accordance with the parameters specified by KONFEKOOP’S Board of Directors..
  7. To encourage inter-cooperation, in all its forms, both of an institutional and corporate nature.
  8. To spread the Cooperative Movement and, in particular, its principles as guidelines for putting into practice the values on which the Cooperatives are based.
  9. To intervene through mediation and conciliation procedures in whatever conflicts that may arise among the affiliated Federations.
  10. To promote actions that will contribute towards greater defence of the interests of the Basque Cooperatives and of its members..
  11. To issue reports, decisions, rulings or proposals on matters involving the Cooperatives.
  12. To take part in those agencies and organisations as deemed convenient.
  13. Any other function attributed to it by the legal provisions or agreements of the General Meeting.

Whatever the case may be, Konfekoop will hold and exercise the maximum representation of the Cooperatives and their organisations as required by Law.



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