HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Advocacy» in the region of Basel (both sides)
The programmes offered by the HEKS/EPER Basel Regional Office make a vital contribution to social cohesion and the inclusion of disadvantaged people in society. Through its advocacy work it promotes equal opportunity for all, irrespective of culture, religion, status and gender. Another important cause is the promotion of harmonious coexistence between migrants and locals. The Regional Office works closely with cantonal churches, regional and cantonal authorities as well as with private institutions.
HEKS/EPER Regional Office Basel (both sides)
Tel.:+41 61 367 94 00
Fax: +41 61 367 94 05
Head of the Regional Office a.i.:
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.
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.
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.