A new European association of cooperatives has been created: Medcoop. This new reality aims to be a think tank orientated towards the promotion, innovation and the effective grouping of the cooperative sector in the Mediterranean region. It will mainly be a laboratory of projects of methodology and work tools capable of anticipating and helping these enterprises in the active management of change. The association will integrate the regional approach as much as the transnational approach. It seeks to unite those responsible for regional politics, the cooperative system, service providers and experts from the sector, in the analysis of cases in the Mediterranean, and the development of political recommendations.