Was wir tun HEKS
Christian Bobst
What we do

Our projects

HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Access to land and resources» 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

Rural communities need unimpeded access to natural resources such as land, water, pastures, savannahs or forests if they are to develop. The possibility to use these resources is critical to fighting hunger and poverty. Agriculture is, after all, the most important source of income for many rural communities. With crop farming, small plantations, livestock rearing, fishing or gathering they can secure their food supply and generate income by selling their produce. Land also serves communities as living space and reinforces cultural and spiritual identity. Many rural communities still lack access to land or risk losing it despite existing or traditional law. HEKS/EPER therefore helps them, through numerous projects, to secure long-term access to land and resources, both practically and legally.