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

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.