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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Advocacy for asylum seekers» in the region of Aargau/Solothurn

The HEKS/EPER Regional Office Aargau/Solothurn sees itself as a practice-oriented counselling and service entity that advocates with great professionalism on behalf of deprived groups in our society. The needs of the socially marginalized are effectively being met by providing social and legal services and cooperating with other aid agencies, government authorities and private institutions.

Important priorities in the work of the Regional Office are legal advice for asylum seekers and the socially disadvantaged, and the social inclusion of refugees, migrants and Swiss citizens experiencing poverty. Through its interpreting service, the Regional Office also facilitates contact between foreign language speakers and institutions concerned with health, social and educational matters.

HEKS/EPER in Aargau/Solothurn

Contact us: 

HEKS/EPER Regional Office Aargau/Solothurn
Augustin-Keller-Strasse 1
P.O. Box
5001 Aarau
Tel.: +41 62 836 30 20
Fax: +41 62 836 30 29
E-Mail: ­
aargau-solothurn@heks.ch

 

Head of Regional Office:

Regula Schär

Respect for human dignity is one of the cornerstones of the Swiss State. This means that everyone is entitled to personal respect. Asylum seekers and refugees are in a particularly vulnerable situation, as their country can no longer provide them with this protection or has withdrawn it. They often speak none of Switzerland's national languages and do not know the Swiss legal system. During the complex asylum process they need neutral information and often legal representation as well. The legal advice offices for asylum seekers run by HEKS/EPER in 11 cantons provide them with these services.