HEKS/EPER in Switzerland

Through its work in Switzerland, HEKS/EPER fosters social inclusion for marginalized people, promotes equal opportunity and supports asylum seekers and other socially deprived people with legal advice. HEKS/EPER operates six Branch Offices in Switzerland, which run 60 projects and programms in 16 cantons.

Thanks its local and regional presence, HEKS/EPER is aware of the living conditions of socially disadvantaged people. They are at particular risk of seeing their rights violated or of social exclusion. HEKS/EPER endeavours to protect them from discrimination and to ensure that their rights are realized. The same principles govern all projects: everyone should be able to lead an autonomous life and be responsible for their own decisions. In structuring new programmes and expanding existing ones, the needs of participants will be carefully ascertained and taken into account. At the same time, HEKS/EPER relies on insights gained from scientific studies and on the knowledge and experience of other specialized entities and authorities.

Branch Offices

Interregional programmes