An  Apex  organisation is an independent organisation that has a membership of an absolute majority of all primary co-operative societies.

Apex  co-operative organisations play a key role in ensuring that the government complies with internationally accepted norms to establish legal and regulatory frameworks in which co-operatives can flourish, bringing together unions and/or federations so as to preserve the autonomy and independence of the individual co-operatives, whilst creating the advantages of economies of scale.

The rights and obligations of an Apex  organisation include:

  • Representation of the members at national and international level
  • Promotion, education and training
  • Consultancy; financial, insurance and economic services
  • Development of inter-co-operative relations
  • Research and Development

Koperattivi Malta is the apex organisation for co-operatives across the Maltese Islands.