Portugal counts 4 member organisations of the ICA and the regional offices (2 full ICA / Cooperatives Europe members, 1 full Cooperatives Europe member and 1 Cooperatives Europe associate member).
Members of Cooperatives Europe and ICA:
-Cooperativa António Sérgio para a Economia Social, CASES is a full ICA member and the national apex organisation for Portuguese cooperatives, who they represent in public and abroad.
-Confederaçao Cooperativa Portuguesa, CONFECOOP is a full ICA member and the national confederation representing non-agricultural cooperatives in Portugal.
Members of Cooperatives Europe:
-Confederaçao Nacional de Cooperators Agricolas e do Crédito Agricola de Portugal, CCRLCONFAGRI is a full member and national confederation of Portuguese agricultural and agricultural credit cooperatives.
-Uninorte is an associate Cooperatives Europe member and is a member-based network that connects and supports local development in Portugal
In Portugal the research questionnaire was distributed to and completed by 1 member organisation in the country. The data collected was for the reference year 2017.
CASES - an ICA member - collected data from over 1400 cooperatives in the country, with a total number of memberships of 406,302, and a total number of 24,346 employees.
User cooperatives, producer cooperatives, worker cooperatives and multi-stakeholder cooperatives are all present in Portugal.
Its member organisations are active in the several sectors, including Agriculture, Banking, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Education and Construction. The graphics above provide more information.