COSPE was founded in 1983 and is a private, secular and non-profit.

It operates in 25 countries worldwide with approximately 70 projects alongside thousands of women and men for a change that will ensure the equitable and sustainable development, respect for human rights, peace and justice among peoples.

It works to build a world where diversity is considered a value , a world of many voices, where the meeting would enrich and where social justice first steps through the access of all to equal rights and opportunities.