HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the area of «Church parish partnerships»
Open, vibrant and socially engaged churches effectively attract members and fulfil an important role in society. HEKS/EPER therefore supports the youth and community work of church parishes in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and contributes financially towards the renovation of buildings that are important to church life. HEKS/EPER also promotes solidarity among the Reformed Churches. Partnerships between church parishes in Switzerland and abroad pave the way for reciprocal visits and exchanges and promote support for projects run by partner parishes. Dialogue within the reformed community and with other confessions as well as between church and society enables the Reformed Churches to play an intermediary and social role.
HEKS Integration Projects (HIP)
The HIP integration programmes offer individual language tuition to speakers of other languages in the canton of Bern.
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/EPER InfoSchweiz» supports temporarily admitted persons and recognized refugees through a variety of social integration courses and information programmes.
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.
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.
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.
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.