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

Through all of its programmes, the HEKS/EPER Regional Office Zurich/Schaffhausen works actively for the integration of socially deprived groups, and advocates on behalf of asylum seekers and migrants so that they have a chance of a fair asylum procedure and are able to exercise their rights in society. The projects and programmes are designed to foster independence and a sense of social belonging on the part of beneficiaries. The Regional Office works closely with national churches, the Swiss Refugee Council, regional authorities, leading municipal, cantonal and federal entities, as well as with private institutions.

HEKS/EPER in Zurich/Schaffhausen

Contact us: 

HEKS/EPER Regional Office Zurich/Schaffhausen
Seminarstrasse 28
P.O. Box
8042 Zürich
Tel.: +41 44 360 89 60
Fax: +41 44 360 89 61
E-Mail: rs-zuerich@heks.ch

 

Head of the Regional Office:

Natali Velert

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are in a particularly vulnerable situation, as their country can no longer provide them with this protection or has withdrawn it.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