HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the area of «Integration»
Discrimination adversely affects not just those directly concerned – it harms the entire society. Social or economic exclusion affects minorities, people with disabilities, the elderly, rural communities, young people and often women as well. Discrimination causes poverty and conflicts. HEKS/EPER helps disadvantaged people claim their right to education, to having their voices heard and to an income. Here HEKS/EPER works not only with minorities but also with the majority population and encourages dialogue between the various stakeholders. Solutions that are supported by all parties make the community stronger.
Project Basel-Stadt and Baselland
New gardens in both Basels
HEKS/EPER leases allotment gardens at various locations in the Cantons of Basel-Stadt and Baselland and cultivates them together with refugee families.
Bangladesh Country Programme
Combatting poverty – empowering minorities
Millions of people live in extreme poverty in Bangladesh. HEKS/EPER supports the social and economic integration of marginalized minorities.
Rural development and empowerment of civil society
HEKS/EPER supports rural communities in improving food security and incomes, and in the building of a strong civil society.
Cambodia Country Programme
Food security and autonomy
In Cambodia, HEKS/EPER supports rural community development projects being run by local partner organizations.
Projects in French-speaking Switzerland
HEKS/EPER manages eight New Gardens in French-speaking Switzerland intended for migrants in precarious situations, as a way of fostering their social integration through gardening.
«HEKS-Visit» offers welfare recipients a regular, but unpaid part-time employment within social welfare.
HEKS/EPER Visit Aargau is a job creation scheme that offers new prospects to the long term unemployed.
HEKS/EPER New Gardens Zurich/Schaffhausen
«HEKS/EPER New Gardens» leases allotment gardens at various locations in Cantons of Zurich and Schaffhausen and works them together with migrants.
Project Eastern Switzerland
HEKS/EPER Visit Eastern Switzerland
«HEKS/EPER Visit Eastern Switzerland» places long term unemployed people in meaningful part-time positions, thereby fostering their social inclusion.
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.
HEKS/EPER@home is a practical integration project that allows for everyday interaction between migrants and the German-speaking population.
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.
Romania Country Programme
Vibrant and socially responsible church
In Romania HEKS/EPER supports social and economic inclusion for elderly and care-dependent persons, victims of domestic violence and the Roma population.
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 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.
Stable livelihoods for farmers and cattle rearers
HEKS/EPER supports the rural population in the Maradi and Zinder regions in building up profitable and sustainable agricultural production and in livestock farming.
HEKS/EPER leases allotment garden at different locations in the Canton of Berne and works them together with migrants.
Projects in Georgia and Armenia
South Caucasus Regional Programme
HEKS/EPER improves living conditions for rural dwellers in Georgia and Armenia through income-generating activities and civil society empowerment.