HEKS/EPER makes a difference
HEKS Linguadukt – Intercultural Interpreter Services
Linguadukt serves as a language bridge between foreign-language speaking people and qualified staff from the health, social and education sectors to surmount language and cultural barriers and to elevate participation chances of migrants in general and to also lower costs (e.g. in the health sector).
Small gifts which make a big difference
HEKS provides emergency aid for displaced people in Syria
Millions of people are fleeing Islamic State (IS). HEKS/EPER supports internally displaced people and host families in Northern Iraq with food and «cash for work».
Eastern Europe Regional Programme
Promoting inclusion for the Roma
Taking a holistic programme approach, HEKS/EPER fosters the social inclusion of the Roma population in Hungary, Kosovo, Romania and Serbia.
A better life for the people of North Kivu
Poverty and violence are widespread in the DRC. HEKS/EPER is enhancing the social and economic conditions of rural communities in North Kivu Province.
Republic of Moldova Country Programme
Strengthening of rural communities
HEKS/EPER is improving the social and economic situation of the rural population in the Republic of Moldova. Beneficiaries are farms, older people and communities.
Czech Republic Country Programme
Buttressing the Evangelical Church and its welfare and socia
HEKS/EPER supports the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren in its work with children and adolescents, in community building and in supporting and caring for marginalized people.
Project Thun and Burgdorf
HEKS/EPER Coaching offers individual coaching for jobseekers in the Oberaargau, Emmental and Bernese Oberland regions trying to re-enter the primary job market. The scheme is available in Thun and Burgdorf.
Project Burgdorf and Thun
HEKS Job-Network helps unemployed people to reintegrate into the job market.
HEKS/EPER@home is a practical integration project that allows for everyday interaction between migrants and the German-speaking population.
Project Eastern Switzerland
New Gardens Eastern Switzerland
«HEKS/EPER New Gardens» leases allotment gardens at various locations in Eastern Switzerland and works them together with migrants.
Project Basel-Stadt and Baselland
HEKS-Wohnen for both Cantons of Basel
HEKS-Wohnen for both Cantons of Basel advocates for people that are unable to cope with their lives in general.
Project Basel-Stadt and Baselland
BAS Legal Aid Office for Asylum Seekers
The Legal Aid Office advises asylum seekers and temporarily admitted persons from the Basel region on aspects of the law on asylum and foreign nationals.
Project Canton of Basel-Stadt
Contact point for detainees pending deportation
HEKS/EPER runs a contact point at the administrative detention centre in Basel to provide advice and legal assistance to persons in detention pending deportation.
HEKS rollt - HEKS on wheels
«HEKS rollt» (HEKS on wheels) encompasses two types of bicycle projects in various municipalities of the Canton of Zurich, including Wädenswil and Thalwil.
HEKS/EPER AltuM – Age and Migration Zurich
The HEKS/EPER «AltuM» Project assists older migrants 55 years and over. Through preventive action, it prepares them for potential health problems and difficulties in old age.
Project Aargau and Solothurn
HEKS/EPER New Gardens Aargau/Solothurn
HEKS/EPER New Gardens leases allotment gardens at different locations in the cantons of Aargau and Solothurn and works them together with refugee women.
HEKS/EPER leases allotment garden at different locations in the Canton of Berne and works them together with migrants.
As a pilot project for outreach work with parents, «Brückenbauerinnen Gundeli» supports and accompanies migrants with pre-school and school-age children in their role as fathers and mothers.