Would you like to take a German course? Do you need legal advice in dealing with administrative bodies and authorities? Are you looking for an intercultural interpreter to accompany you to the doctor? Would you like to try to re-enter the Swiss job market after a long period out of work, or do you need support in your present housing situation? HEKS/EPER offers you a varied pallet of advisory and support services tailored to suit your individual needs.
Courses and advice
Whether literacy courses, language courses for beginners and advanced learners, conversation courses, mother-child language courses – HEKS/EPER offers various courses for migrants. Those who understand a country's language do in fact find their bearings more quickly and soon feel at home.
In the Cantons of Aargau, Basel City and Rural Basel, the «HEKS-Wohnen» programme assists people who are homeless or facing a life crisis in coping as best they can with daily life and leading an autonomous life.
HEKS/EPER offers workshops and courses for parents with a foreign mother tongue and pre-school children in several cantons. The programme is designed to improve the chances of children with an immigrant background in the Swiss education system, strengthen families and help expand their network of contacts.
In the cantons of Aargau, Solothurn, Basel City and Rural Basel, HEKS/EPER makes qualified intercultural interpreters available for challenging discussions relating to health, social and educational matters.
Long-term joblessness can have a devastating impact on a person's mental and physical state. Lack of social recognition, social isolation and health problems become part and parcel of their daily lives. HEKS/EPER therefore runs labour market integration projects in several cantons.