HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Daily structure and occupation» 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:
The consequences of long-term unemployment are often social isolation and ill-health in addition to poverty. There is no structured daily routine, and social contacts fall away. Asylum seekers, temporarily admitted persons and recognized refugees are often jobless and living in isolation. Without a permanent residence permit it is difficult for these people to develop real prospects or a sustaining daily structure. Through various employment schemes in the regions of Aargau/Solothurn, Basel Stadt/Baselland, Berne, Eastern Switzerland, Western Switzerland and Zurich/Schaffhausen, HEKS/EPER is making it possible for jobless people to be meaningfully occupied.
HEKS/EPER leases allotment garden at different locations in the Canton of Berne and works them together with migrants.
HEKS/EPER@home is a practical integration project that allows for everyday interaction between migrants and the German-speaking population.