According to the Law on Cooperatives, Associations of cooperatives are voluntary associations of cooperatives. They can be formed by two or more cooperatives. Associations of cooperatives offer professional and other help in promoting business of existing cooperatives, in establishing new cooperatives and cooperate with competent bodies when issuing regulations and measures of cooperative interest. Within the cooperative associations, members align their economic interests. Associations of cooperatives are governed by their members as defined by the Memorandum of Association and the Statute of Association. Hence, cooperative associations are non-profit organizations, financed by collecting dues and consultant services. The price for consultant services is subsidized for members. Other service users pay according to the price list of the Croatian association of consultants

Basic activities of the cooperative associations
1. counselling services
2. professional assistance in establishing and improving cooperative business
3. publishing and education
4. international cooperation of cooperatives
5. professional travel at home and abroad

Associations of cooperatives in the Republic of Croatia:

  • ASSOCIATION OF COOPERATIVES IN ZAGREB REGION, the City of Zagreb
  • BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS OF COOPERATIVES, ZAGREB, the City of Zagreb
  • CROATIAN ASSOCIATION OF HOUSING COOPERATIVES, the City of Zagreb
  • CROATIAN ASSOCIATION OF CRAFT COOPERATIVES, the City of Zagreb
  • CROATIAN ASSOCIATION OF AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVES, ZAGREB, the City of Zagreb
  • VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF COOPERATIVES, BREGANA, Zagreb county
  • COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION OF SLAVONIA AND BARANYA, Osijek-Baranja County
  • COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION OF DALMATIA, Split-Dalmatia County
  • COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION OF ZADAR COUNTY, ZADAR, Zadar County
  • REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COOPERATIVES FOR AREAS OF SPECIAL STATE CONCERN, PETRINJA, Sisak-Moslavina County
  • REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COOPERATIVES IN ISTRIA, PAZIN, Istria County
  • CROATIAN COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, REGIONAL ASSOCIATION VARAŽDIN, VARAŽDIN, Varaždin County
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