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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Advocacy for asylum seekers» in Eastern Switzerland

Through the programmes it offers, the HEKS/EPER Regional Office Eastern Switzerland makes a vital contribution to social cohesion and the inclusion of disadvantaged people in society. Through its work of advocacy it promotes equal opportunity for all, irrespective of culture, religion, social status and gender. It also sets great store by the encouragement of harmonious coexistence between immigrants and local people. The Regional Office works closely with national churches, regional and cantonal authorities, as well as private institutions.

HEKS/EPER in Eastern Switzerland

Contact us: 

The HEKS/EPER Regional Office Eastern Switzerland
Weinfelderstrasse 11
8580 Amriswil
Tel.: +41 71 410 16 84
Fax: +41 71 410 16 85
E-Mail: heks_ostschweiz@heks.ch

 

Head of the Regional Office:

Gabriela Alfanz

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are in a particularly vulnerable situation, as their country can no longer provide them with this protection or has withdrawn it.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.