12.08.2016: Switzerland

Kolping Switzerland launches a Kolping Prize

Kolping Switzerland will award a Kolping Prize of 10,000 CHF every two years to people and/or organizations in Switzerland.  The award recognizes commitment and actions “behind the scene”, which correspond to the fundamentals of Fr. Kolping and have a social and sustainable impact.  Kolping Switzerland’s objective is to promote the “Kolping” label, to set accents on the local level, to attract media attention for Kolping, to position itself as a Social Movement, and to also gain members through it.

For the selection and the awarding of the Kolping Prize, a committee will be set up, which will, together with the Board, determine the winner.  The award ceremony will always be public.  The prize is to be awarded for the first time in 2017.  The launching of the prize will take place on September 4, 2016, at the 150th anniversary of the Kolping Family of St. Gallen.  This is a good idea which will certainly make Kolping even better known in Switzerland.