HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Advocacy» 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:
The work of HEKS/EPER revolves around socially disadvantaged people. These include asylum seekers and refugees, sans-papiers (undocumented persons) as well as people on low incomes and those facing discrimination. They are all especially at risk of seeing their rights violated or of social exclusion. HEKS/EPER advocates on their behalf and strives to support them in exercising their rights and improving their lot. HEKS/EPER works actively to secure Switzerland's protection for people who would be in danger if they returned to their country of origin or to a third country, whether for medical reasons, owing to violence and war, the lack of a social security network or because of deliberate persecution.
HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office for Asylum Seekers Thurgau
The HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office Thurgau informs asylum seekers and temporarily admitted persons about the asylum procedure and provides legal advice and assistance.
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.