HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the area of «Church-run social projects (diaconia)»
The Reformed Church and its diaconal institutions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East assume their social responsibility through their commitment to the weakest in society. HEKS/EPER supports the Reformed Churches in this endeavour. They provide home care services for elderly and care-dependent people, day care centres for children with disabilities as well as counselling and women's shelters for victims of domestic violence. They also promote social and job market integration for the Roma and other minorities that face discrimination. Through their active involvement, church organizations often play a pioneering role and strive to ensure that the government co-finances or itself provides important public services for the weakest in society.
Czech Republic Country Programme
Buttressing the Evangelical Church and its welfare and socia
HEKS/EPER supports the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren in its work with children and adolescents, in community building and in supporting and caring for marginalized people.
Hungary Country Programme
The Reformed Church advocates for the disadvantaged
HEKS/EPER supports the Reformed Church in Hungary in developing projects for Roma children and young people and in its work for the inclusion of otherwise abled people.
Eastern Europe Regional Programme
Promoting inclusion for the Roma
Taking a holistic programme approach, HEKS/EPER fosters the social inclusion of the Roma population in Hungary, Kosovo, Romania and Serbia.
Romania Country Programme
Vibrant and socially responsible church
In Romania HEKS/EPER supports social and economic inclusion for elderly and care-dependent persons, victims of domestic violence and the Roma population.
Deutsch Intensiv – Français Intensif
«Deutsch intensive - Français Intensif» provides tailor-made language courses for recognized refugees in order to enhance their social and professional integration.
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.
HEKS Integration Projects (HIP)
The HIP integration programmes offer individual language tuition to speakers of other languages in the canton of Bern.
Project Thurgau and St. Gallen
The German integration courses run by HEKS in-fra are tailored to the varying needs of the participants as regards course contents and methodology.
«HEKS/EPER InfoSchweiz» supports temporarily admitted persons and recognized refugees through a variety of social integration courses and information programmes.