HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Advocacy» in the region of Zurich/Schaffhausen
Through all of its programmes, the HEKS/EPER Regional Office Zurich/Schaffhausen works actively for the integration of socially deprived groups, and advocates on behalf of asylum seekers and migrants so that they have a chance of a fair asylum procedure and are able to exercise their rights in society. The projects and programmes are designed to foster independence and a sense of social belonging on the part of beneficiaries. The Regional Office works closely with national churches, the Swiss Refugee Council, regional authorities, leading municipal, cantonal and federal entities, as well as with private institutions.
HEKS/EPER Regional Office Zurich/Schaffhausen
Tel.: +41 44 360 89 60
Fax: +41 44 360 89 61
Head of the Regional Office:
Olivia Payo Moreno
The work of HEKS/EPER revolves around socially disadvantaged people. These include asylum seekers and refugees, sans-papiers (undocumented persons) as well as people on low incomes and those facing discrimination. They are all especially at risk of seeing their rights violated or of social exclusion. HEKS/EPER advocates on their behalf and strives to support them in exercising their rights and improving their lot. HEKS/EPER works actively to secure Switzerland's protection for people who would be in danger if they returned to their country of origin or to a third country, whether for medical reasons, owing to violence and war, the lack of a social security network or because of deliberate persecution.
HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office for Asylum Seekers Zurich
The HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office Zurich informs asylum seekers and temporarily admitted persons about the asylum procedure and provides legal advice and assistance.