All over the world KOLPING INTERNATIONAL promotes the development of Kolping organizations as part of the civil society. KOLPING INTERNATIONAL empowers people to active social and political commitment through vocational training, educational events, and education on social and political rights, and contributes in this way to the strengthening of the civil society. More than 400,000 members in Kolping organizations are interconnected worldwide in national and international networks. Even more people can be reached thanks to the educational work in the various countries.
KOLPING INTERNATIONAL uses the experience of 150 years that the Kolping Society in Germany and Europe has in strengthening the civil society and especially in vocational training. The project activities in more than 40 countries are geared to people who belong to disadvantaged population groups: poor and jobless youth, and adults without perspectives, minorities, women as well as rural population.