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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Social inclusion» 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.

HEKS/EPER in Eastern Switzerland

Contact us: 

The HEKS/EPER Regional Office Eastern Switzerland
Weinfelderstrasse 11
8580 Amriswil
Tel.: +41 71 410 16 84
Fax: +41 71 410 16 85
E-Mail: heks_ostschweiz@heks.ch

 

Head of the Regional Office:

Gabriela Alfanz

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.