Kooperatiben Kontseilua was instituted by Law 1/1982, of February 11, on Cooperatives of the Basque Country, formally constituting itself on January 28, 1983.
In the first years, it is worth noting the efforts made to enable the structuring of a Basque cooperativism, collaborating decisively in the start-up of the Cooperative Federations, together with those aimed at providing it with an international presence at the highest level (in October 1988 the incorporation of the Kooperatiben Kontseilua as a member of the International Cooperative Alliance occurs).
Between 1988 and 1991, the Cooperative Federations began their activity and the CSCE-EKGK channels, through these entities, the concerns and proposals of the cooperative movement to position itself in the new competitive environment with its own cooperative identity. After analyzing these proposals with the collaboration of experts in cooperative legislation, a draft of the Preliminary Draft was prepared that gave rise to Law 4/93 on Cooperatives of the Basque Country.
The constitution of the Euskadi Confederation of Cooperatives in 1996 under the aforementioned Law 4/93, demands the due adaptation of the functions of Kooperatiben Kontseilua as well as its internal organization. Both aspects have been contemplated, both in the normative texts that currently regulate the Kooperatiben Kontseilua, and in the Strategic Plan.
On the occasion of the celebration of the XXV Anniversary of the Constitution of the Council (1983/2008) the book was published in 2009 that compiles the “History of the Superior Council of Cooperatives of Euskadi 1983/2008” that synthesizes the most relevant milestones of said period provides a graphic support that helps to make visible some of its protagonists.