HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Daily structure and occupation» 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
The consequences of long-term unemployment are often social isolation and ill-health in addition to poverty. There is no structured daily routine, and social contacts fall away. Asylum seekers, temporarily admitted persons and recognized refugees are often jobless and living in isolation. Without a permanent residence permit it is difficult for these people to develop real prospects or a sustaining daily structure. Through various employment schemes in the regions of Aargau/Solothurn, Basel Stadt/Baselland, Berne, Eastern Switzerland, Western Switzerland and Zurich/Schaffhausen, HEKS/EPER is making it possible for jobless people to be meaningfully occupied.
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-Visit» offers welfare recipients a regular, but unpaid part-time employment within social welfare.
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.