Internationally, HEKS/EPER provides humanitarian aid for people on the move and helps to foster peaceful coexistence between refugees and local people. HEKS/EPER also promotes resilience and measures to protect against climate change and contributes to responsible and inclusive governance through its work of development and peace building. This creates economic and environmental prospects for people in the countries of the South, which in turn alleviates migratory pressure.
As part of its social policy commitment, HEKS/EPER takes positions on Switzerland's asylum, migration and integration policy. In this way, HEKS/EPER secures a hearing for the concerns of refugees and migrants in political, business and social circles and advocates for a human rights-based and forward-looking asylum and migration policy.