The National League of Cooperatives and Mutuals, sometimes abbreviated as Lega delle Cooperative or Legacoop, is the association for the protection and representation of cooperatives belonging to it, recognized as a legal person by current legislation [1]. , their consortia and companies set up to achieve their goals. It exercises the supervisory and auditing functions conferred on it by the laws in force on the member cooperatives. For years they have also been called red coop for the traditional reference to the left.