KOO is the Coordination Office of the Austrian Episcopal conference for international development and mission. The Coordination Office is a specialized institution of the Austrian Bishop’s Conference with 24 member organizations as well as 68 missionary congregations. These members are promoting cooperation for development and pastoral work as well as relief and rehabilitation in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Coordination Office also aims at awareness raising and solidarity action of people in Austria. The concerns and principles of the Catholic Church regarding development policy and universality of the Church are represented by the Coordination Office vis a vis the holders of economic and political power in Austria. The member organizations of the Coordination Office are working together in the field of basic guidelines, project policy, development education and public relations as well as advocacy.