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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Age and migration» in the region of Basel (both sides)

The programmes offered by the HEKS/EPER Basel Regional Office make a vital contribution to social cohesion and the inclusion of disadvantaged people in society. Through its advocacy work it promotes equal opportunity for all, irrespective of culture, religion, status and gender. Another important cause is the promotion of harmonious coexistence between migrants and locals. The Regional Office works closely with cantonal churches, regional and cantonal authorities as well as with private institutions.

HEKS/EPER in Basel-Stadt/Basel-Landschaft

Contact us:

HEKS/EPER Regional Office Basel (both sides)
Pfeffingerstrasse 41
P.O. Box
4002 Basel
Tel.:+41 61 367 94 00
Fax: +41 61 367 94 05
E-mail: basel@heks.ch


Head of the Regional Office:

Christine Giustizieri

Older migrants are often unfamiliar with the Swiss retirement system and with local facilities and care systems. The "HEKS/EPER AltuM" project is designed to improve living conditions, from a health and social standpoint, of immigrants 55 years and over living in the Cantons of Zürich and Aargau, as well as in Eastern Switzerland and Vaud. Through health education programmes and participation in specific activities and events, men and women learn to take better care of their health. Older migrants get to know about the relevant schemes and institutions and are encouraged to spread the word in their social network.