HEKS/EPER initiates and supports development cooperation projects to combat poverty and injustice in over 30 countries on four continents. HEKS/EPER also provides humanitarian aid worldwide for the victims of disasters and armed conflicts and supports church-based diaconal work in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Building resilience to climate and disaster risk is a core topic of  HEKS/EPER. Building on the experiences and knowledge of the beneficiary communities in mitigating and preparing for shocks as well as adapting to long-term stresses, HEKS/EPER develops locally adapted strategies to reduce climate and disaster risk and to strengthen the resilience of its beneficiary communities. In Switzerland and worldwide HEKS is advocating for Climate Justice.