HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the area of «Public services»
Education, healthcare, social welfare and infrastructure such as electricity, water, waste disposal or roadways are among the services that a State generally provides for its citizens – affordably and of sufficiently good quality. Regrettably, this is hardly the case in the countries where HEKS/EPER operates. Minorities, older people or people with disabilities as well as communities in remote areas face particular difficulty. HEKS/EPER supports disadvantaged people in accessing public services, and promotes dialogue between the population and the authorities.
Promoting local development
HEKS/EPER supports rural community initiatives in Grand'Anse to promote rural development, improved income, food security, access to services and community governance.
«HEKS-Visit» offers welfare recipients a regular, but unpaid part-time employment within social welfare.
HEKS/EPER Visit Aargau is a job creation scheme that offers new prospects to the long term unemployed.
Project Basel-Stadt and Baselland
New gardens in both Basels
HEKS/EPER leases allotment gardens at various locations in the Cantons of Basel-Stadt and Baselland and cultivates them together with refugee families.
Project Aargau and Solothurn
HEKS/EPER New Gardens Aargau/Solothurn
HEKS/EPER New Gardens leases allotment gardens at different locations in the cantons of Aargau and Solothurn and works them together with refugee women.
HEKS/EPER leases allotment garden at different locations in the Canton of Berne and works them together with migrants.
Project Eastern Switzerland
HEKS/EPER Visit Eastern Switzerland
«HEKS/EPER Visit Eastern Switzerland» places long term unemployed people in meaningful part-time positions, thereby fostering their social inclusion.
Projects in French-speaking Switzerland
HEKS/EPER manages eight New Gardens in French-speaking Switzerland intended for migrants in precarious situations, as a way of fostering their social integration through gardening.
Bangladesh Country Programme
Combatting poverty – empowering minorities
Millions of people live in extreme poverty in Bangladesh. HEKS/EPER supports the social and economic integration of marginalized minorities.
Ethiopia Country Programme
Strengthening personal initiative – alleviating poverty
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.
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.
Stable livelihoods for farmers and cattle rearers
HEKS/EPER supports the rural population in the Maradi and Zinder regions in building up profitable and sustainable agricultural production and in livestock farming.
Project Eastern Switzerland
New Gardens Eastern Switzerland
«HEKS/EPER New Gardens» leases allotment gardens at various locations in Eastern Switzerland and works them together with migrants.
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.
HEKS/EPER@home is a practical integration project that allows for everyday interaction between migrants and the German-speaking population.