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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Access to land and resources» 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

Rural communities need unimpeded access to natural resources such as land, water, pastures, savannahs or forests if they are to develop. The possibility to use these resources is critical to fighting hunger and poverty. Agriculture is, after all, the most important source of income for many rural communities. With crop farming, small plantations, livestock rearing, fishing or gathering they can secure their food supply and generate income by selling their produce. Land also serves communities as living space and reinforces cultural and spiritual identity. Many rural communities still lack access to land or risk losing it despite existing or traditional law. HEKS/EPER therefore helps them, through numerous projects, to secure long-term access to land and resources, both practically and legally.