Empowering and promoting the individual lies at the heart of HEKS/EPER endeavours. Through its project work HEKS/EPER strives to enable socially underprivileged Swiss citizens and migrants to lead a life of independence, reduce their social risks and protect themselves against unequal treatment and discrimination. They should be able to participate in and help mould society, as well as claim their rights and fulfil their obligations. They are afforded very uncomplicated access to information and advice, they can obtain qualifications and support, as well as make contacts and build up a social network. In doing this work, HEKS/EPER focuses on topics in which it has the requisite expertise and experience: job market integration, structuring of daily routines and encounters, assisted living, language, intercultural interpreting and intermediation, child and parent education, and age and migration.