Unioncamere (Italian Union of Chambers of Commerce)
Unioncamere - the Italian Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture - is the public body that unites and institutionally represents the Italian chamber system. Founded in 1901, it creates and manages services and activities of interest to the Chambers of Commerce and economic categories, coordinating the initiatives of the system through directives to the bodies that are part of it. Unioncamere stipulates programme agreements, pacts and conventions with central state administrations, national or local public bodies, with the aim to promote and support the connection of the Chamber system with business, consumer and worker organizations.
At the European level, it ensures the representation of the Italian Chambers of Commerce within Eurochambres, the association that brings together the chamber systems of Europe.