HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the region of Zurich/Schaffhausen
Through all of its programmes, the HEKS/EPER Regional Office Zurich/Schaffhausen works actively for the integration of socially deprived groups, and advocates on behalf of asylum seekers and migrants so that they have a chance of a fair asylum procedure and are able to exercise their rights in society. The projects and programmes are designed to foster independence and a sense of social belonging on the part of beneficiaries. The Regional Office works closely with national churches, the Swiss Refugee Council, regional authorities, leading municipal, cantonal and federal entities, as well as with private institutions.
HEKS/EPER Regional Office Zurich/Schaffhausen
Tel.: +41 44 360 89 60
Fax: +41 44 360 89 61
Head of the Regional Office:
Olivia Payo Moreno
Promoting local development
HEKS/EPER supports rural community initiatives in Grand'Anse to promote rural development, improved income, food security, access to services and community governance.
Humanitarian aid Venezuela
Soup kitchens and food for the poorest
«HEKS-Visit» offers welfare recipients a regular, but unpaid part-time employment within social welfare.
«HEKS/EPER MosaiQ» advises and accompanies qualified migrants in obtaining recognition of their foreign diplomas so that they can bring their professional potential to the Swiss job market.
Honduras Country Programme
Strengthening self-determination and autonomy
In southern Honduras, HEKS/EPER supports projects for the development of rural communities, the protection and defence of human rights, as well as disaster preparedness programmes.
Colombia Country Programme
Rural development and peacebuilding
In Colombia, HEKS/EPER is contributing to a more just and peaceful society and to improving the livelihoods of internally displaced families and rural communities.
HEKS/EPER AltuM – Age and Migration Zurich
The HEKS/EPER «AltuM» Project assists older migrants 55 years and over. Through preventive action, it prepares them for potential health problems and difficulties in old age.
HEKS/EPER New Gardens Zurich/Schaffhausen
«HEKS/EPER New Gardens» leases allotment gardens at various locations in Cantons of Zurich and Schaffhausen and works them together with migrants.
HEKS rollt - HEKS on wheels
«HEKS rollt» (HEKS on wheels) encompasses two types of bicycle projects in various municipalities of the Canton of Zurich, including Wädenswil and Thalwil.
HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office for Asylum Seekers Zurich
The HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office Zurich informs asylum seekers and temporarily admitted persons about the asylum procedure and provides legal advice and assistance.
HEKS German Conversation in small groups
The conversation groups are meant for improving verbal expression. Once a week, migrants discuss daily issues in small groups.
Rural development and empowerment of civil society
HEKS/EPER supports rural communities in improving food security and incomes, and in the building of a strong civil society.
project report from Haiti
School meals for 3,500 children
HEKS/EPER supports the people in Haiti’s Grand’Anse in setting up a well-functioning school feeding that serves the entire region and provides 3,500 schoolchildren with two meals a day.
project report from Haiti
Local seeds promote autonomy
HEKS/EPER is supporting rural communities in the department of Grand'Anse in disaster preparedness and in the protection of native seeds so that they can maintain their independence from foreign seed producers.