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:
Small gifts which make a big difference
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.
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.
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.
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.
HEKS/EPER@home is a practical integration project that allows for everyday interaction between migrants and the German-speaking population.