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:
Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Emergency aid for families in areas difficult to access
«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.
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.
Stable livelihoods for farmers and cattle rearers
HEKS/EPER supports the rural population in the Maradi and Zinder regions in building up profitable and sustainable agricultural production and in livestock farming.
Senegal Country Programme
Livelihoods for small farmers and cattle rearers
HEKS/EPER supports people in Senegal in securing access to land, in sustainably managing natural resources and in tapping new sources of income.
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.
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.
Ethiopia Country Programme
Strengthening personal initiative – alleviating poverty
A better life for the people of North Kivu
Poverty and violence are widespread in the DRC. HEKS/EPER is enhancing the social and economic conditions of rural communities in North Kivu Province.
HEKS/EPER@home is a practical integration project that allows for everyday interaction between migrants and the German-speaking population.
HEKS/EPER leases allotment garden at different locations in the Canton of Berne and works them together with migrants.
HEKS Integration Projects (HIP)
The HIP integration programmes offer individual language tuition to speakers of other languages in the canton of Bern.
«HEKS/EPER InfoSchweiz» supports temporarily admitted persons and recognized refugees through a variety of social integration courses and information programmes.