HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the region of Berne
The HEKS/EPER Regional Office in Berne is making a vital contribution to social cohesion through its ten projects. It promotes equal opportunity for all, irrespective of culture, religion, status or gender, and supports people facing difficulties in their lives. The projects of the Regional Office help people to help themselves, thereby enhancing their quality of life. Its work is guided by the principles of equal rights and its aim is to foster equal opportunities.
HEKS/EPER Regional Office Bern
Tel.: +41 31 385 18 40
Head of the Regional Office:
Humanitarian Aid in Bangladesh
Adressing the needs of Rohingya and the Host Community
Beirut in ruins - HEKS/EPER provides emergency aid
Refugee tragedy in the Middle East
Emergency aid for refugees and internally displaced persons
HEKS KICK is a project for job seeking youths (16 to 20 years of age) and young adults (up to 25 years of age) from the regions of Oberaargau and Emmental.
HEKS Integration Projects (HIP)
The HIP integration programmes offer individual language tuition to speakers of other languages in the canton of Bern.
«MosaiQ Berne» advises and accompanies qualified migrants in obtaining recognition of their foreign diplomas so that they can bring their professional potential to the Swiss job market.
Deutsch Intensiv – Français Intensif
«Deutsch intensive - Français Intensif» provides tailor-made language courses for recognized refugees in order to enhance their social and professional integration.
«HEKS/EPER InfoSchweiz» supports temporarily admitted persons and recognized refugees through a variety of social integration courses and information programmes.
HEKS/EPER leases allotment garden at different locations in the Canton of Berne and works them together with migrants.
Cambodia Country Programme
Food security and autonomy
In Cambodia, HEKS/EPER supports rural community development projects being run by local partner organizations.
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.
A strong civil society for peace
In a region where life is marked by long-standing conflicts, HEKS/EPER is striving to promote peace based on justice and respect for human rights.
HEKS Visio provides support for the long-term unemployed from the Burgdorf region.
Project Burgdorf and Thun
HEKS Job-Network helps unemployed people to reintegrate into the job market.
HEKS/EPER@home is a practical integration project that allows for everyday interaction between migrants and the German-speaking population.