Was wir tun HEKS
Christian Bobst
What we do

Our projects

HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Social inclusion» in Western Switzerland

The Siège romand is conducting eleven outreach projects to assist disadvantaged persons, migrants and asylum-seekers in the Cantons of Vaud, Geneva and Neuchâtel. Some are aimed at integration, others at safeguarding rights. They are all designed to restore dignity and autonomy to the beneficiaries. The integration projects focus on language learning, integration into skilled employment or ending isolation. Other projects promote a better quality of life through prevention, information and guidance regarding appropriate services. HEKS/EPER also defends people's rights by providing legal assistance, advice or training designed to improve beneficiaries' understanding of their rights and duties. It also engages in advocacy, especially in asylum-related matters.

EPER en Suisse romande

Contact us: 

EPER
Entraide Protestante Suisse
Chemin de Bérée 4A
P.O. Box 536
1001 Lausanne
Tel.: +41 21 613 40 70
Fax: +41 21 617 26 26
E-Mail: info@eper.ch

 

Head of the Regional Office:

Chantal Varrin

Ever more people are being excluded because of their social background, ethnicity, age, gender or religion. Integrating people with a migration background can be compounded, for example, by the lack of the requisite language proficiency, ignorance of Switzerland's cultural specificities or by disadvantages on the job market. HEKS/EPER works actively to ensure that the affected people have access to education, work, government programmes and services. But integration is incumbent on society as a whole, which calls for openness as well as regulatory structures that ensure the right of social participation for all. This implies that everyone has the same rights and opportunities and that features such as gender, age, social background, nationality or religion do not give rise to discrimination.