Was wir tun HEKS
Christian Bobst
What we do

Our projects

HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Agricultural production and market systems» 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

HEKS/EPER is active primarily in rural areas, where prosperity and quality of life for the poorest are closely bound up with properly functioning agriculture. This is often not the case, however, as depleted soil, poor transport routes or lacking know-how hamper profitable agricultural production. HEKS/EPER helps people engage in profitable and ecological agriculture. This calls for sustainable production techniques and a great diversity of products so as to be able to react to environmental risks and market changes. In order that produce can be marketed successfully, HEKS/EPER enhances smallholders' knowledge of the market and militates for market systems in which smallholders are able to survive. In so doing HEKS/EPER mediates between producing, processing and subcontracting enterprises.