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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Social inclusion» in the region of Berne

The HEKS/EPER Regional Office in Berne is making a vital contribution to social cohesion through its ten projects. It promotes equal opportunity for all, irrespective of culture, religion, status or gender, and supports people facing difficulties in their lives. The projects of the Regional Office help people to help themselves, thereby enhancing their quality of life. Its work is guided by the principles of equal rights and its aim is to foster equal opportunities.

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Contact us: 

HEKS/EPER Regional Office Bern
Bürenstrasse 12
3007 Bern
Tel.: +41 31 385 18 40
E-mail: bern@heks.ch


Head of the Regional Office:

Ronald Baeriswyl

Ever more people are being excluded because of their social background, ethnicity, age, gender or religion. Integrating people with a migration background can be compounded, for example, by the lack of the requisite language proficiency, ignorance of Switzerland's cultural specificities or by disadvantages on the job market. HEKS/EPER works actively to ensure that the affected people have access to education, work, government programmes and services. But integration is incumbent on society as a whole, which calls for openness as well as regulatory structures that ensure the right of social participation for all. This implies that everyone has the same rights and opportunities and that features such as gender, age, social background, nationality or religion do not give rise to discrimination.