Headquartered in Bolzano, Italy, Raiffeisenverband Südtirol (Raiffeisen) is the parent organisation of all South Tyrolean associations set up based on the “Raiffeisen system” acting in line with the associations’ basic principles. The organization provides consultation and support for its member associations. It is a service provider for 47 Raiffeisen banks as well as the Raiffeisen Landesbank Südtirol, South Tyrol’s central banking institute. Over 300 employees are responsible for fulfilling these tasks every day.
Raiffeisenverband Südtirol takes on any tasks individual associations are unable to complete themselves. Self-help and self-responsibility allow its members to work together to achieve common, otherwise unattainable goals. With 365 associations and entities, the Raiffeisenverband represents over one-third of all associations in South Tyrol. They are authorized to use the protected trademark, the so-called “Giebelzeichen”.