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Christian Bobst
What we do

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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Advocacy» 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

The work of HEKS/EPER revolves around socially disadvantaged people. These include asylum seekers and refugees, sans-papiers (undocumented persons) as well as people on low incomes and those facing discrimination. They are all especially at risk of seeing their rights violated or of social exclusion. HEKS/EPER advocates on their behalf and strives to support them in exercising their rights and improving their lot. HEKS/EPER works actively to secure Switzerland's protection for people who would be in danger if they returned to their country of origin or to a third country, whether for medical reasons, owing to violence and war, the lack of a social security network or because of deliberate persecution.