HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Integration» 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
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.
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.
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.