HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Advocacy for the socially disadvantaged» in Eastern Switzerland
Through the programmes it offers, the HEKS/EPER Regional Office Eastern Switzerland makes a vital contribution to social cohesion and the inclusion of disadvantaged people in society. Through its work of advocacy it promotes equal opportunity for all, irrespective of culture, religion, social status and gender. It also sets great store by the encouragement of harmonious coexistence between immigrants and local people. The Regional Office works closely with national churches, regional and cantonal authorities, as well as private institutions.
The HEKS/EPER Regional Office Eastern Switzerland
Tel.: +41 71 410 16 84
Fax: +41 71 410 16 85
Head of the Regional Office:
HEKS provides pro bono legal advice for people in emergency situations in the areas of social insurance, social welfare, family matters, children and guardianship, tenancy and foreign nationals. Those affected by poverty as well as undocumented persons should have the possibility of receiving legal advice. The legal advice offices for socially disadvantaged people in the Cantons of Aargau and Geneva provide professional advice to those in need of help. Legal experts and/or lawyers help those needing advice to understand legal situations, and also point them towards possibilities for self-help. In selected cases, the legal advice office undertakes the legal representation of a needy person.
Project St. Gallen and both Appenzell
HEKS/EPER Advice Centre against Racism and Discrimination
The Advice Centre supports persons and institutions that have questions regarding protection from discrimination, are affected by racial discrimination or are accused of racial discrimination.