HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Church-run social projects (diaconia)» in Europe
HEKS/EPER operates in 11 countries in Europe, namely Armenia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. Priorities are rural community development and church cooperation. For decades HEKS/EPER has maintained close ties with the Reformed Churches in Eastern Europe. HEKS/EPER supports church projects for the social and professional inclusion of disadvantaged people and promotes the sharing of knowledge and experience in the context of parish partnerships. HEKS/EPER also works for the social and economic inclusion of the Roma through a comprehensive programme to improve their living conditions and healthcare, education and incomes.
Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER)
Phone: +41 44 360 88 10
The Reformed Church and its diaconal institutions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East assume their social responsibility through their commitment to the weakest in society. HEKS/EPER supports the Reformed Churches in this endeavour. They provide home care services for elderly and care-dependent people, day care centres for children with disabilities as well as counselling and women's shelters for victims of domestic violence. They also promote social and job market integration for the Roma and other minorities that face discrimination. Through their active involvement, church organizations often play a pioneering role and strive to ensure that the government co-finances or itself provides important public services for the weakest in society.
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.
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.
Hungary Country Programme
The Reformed Church advocates for the disadvantaged
HEKS/EPER supports the Reformed Church in Hungary in developing projects for Roma children and young people and in its work for the inclusion of otherwise abled people.