Lithuania fails again to fufill its reporting obligations

Lithuania has ratified the Convention of on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 10th November 1998 and is therefore required to hand periodic state reports detailing the situation in the country. However, Lithuania has not fulfilled this obligation. Lithuania’s report was intended to be discussed and examined by a Committee of experts, namely the Committee…

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Gabrielius: intern from Lithuania

Gabrielius Graželis is a new intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights, he is from Vilnius, Lithuania. His internship lasts two months, from the end of January until the end of March. He is studying English Philology and the Second Foreign Language (French) at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. His interests are languages,…

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EFHR welcomed into Trusted Partner Channel of Facebook

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is proud to announce that we have been welcomed into the Trusted Partner Channel by Facebook. Facebook values deep partnerships with NGOs across the world and created this program in which NGOs related to hate speech and online security can be assisted in monitoring social media. The Trusted…

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The EFHR goes to the catacombs of Vilnius Cathedral

On Thursday the 25th of January 2018, EVS Volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente, along with Volunteer Cormac Flahive and workers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), visited the historic catacombs of Vilnius Cathedral. During this trip, participants were able to experience the catacombs of the Cathedral with the help of a  guided tour. They…

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Ethnic minorities are studying from poor quality learning materials

Republic of Lithuania Law on Education states that education is an activity intended to provide an individual with a basis for a worthy independent life and to assist the individual in the continuous cultivation of abilities. Every parent hopes that their children will acquire the necessary amount of knowledge and that the process of learning…

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Mayor of Vilnius thanked the EFHR

This year a solemn meeting took place in Vilnius on January 9, during which the Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius awarded the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and other organizations, institutions, volunteers and enterprises gratitude letters for their cooperation. For the second time, EFHR received gratitude from the Vilnius City Municipality for its contribution…

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The Council of Europe has released an educational game

The Council of Europe has released an educational board game for children. The game is aimed at a child audience of 8-12 year olds, and is directed at instilling values. The game is intended to encourage children to learn the values of the European Union, namely: a fair system of justice, abolition of death penalty,…

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The EFHR is organizing the campaign for the Minority SafePack

Minority SafePack is a Citizens’ Initiative that aims to collect one million signature all over Europe. This initiative has a wide variety of policies and a set of legal acts that are aiming at being made into EU law in several fields: regional and minority languages, education and culture, regional policy, participation, equality, audiovisual and…

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Minority youth to call for inclusive and diverse societies

The UN Forum on Minority Issues will take place in Geneva on 30 November and 1 December, with a special focus this year on the role of young people from minorities in promoting inclusive and diverse societies. More than 400 participants are expected at the Forum, which is now in its 10th year. Many young…

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The European Court of Justice rules on discrimination on the ground of sex

On 18th October 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a judgement in the case Ypourgos Esoterikon, Ypourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton v. Maria-Eleni Kalliri. In this case, the ECJ evaluated the possibility of sex discrimination within the recruitment practices of the Greek Police forces. Ms. Kallinri was refused in the application process for…

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The EFHR goes to Vilnius Cathedral Bell Tower

On the 27th of November 2017, EVS Volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente, Trainees Cormac Flahive, Kamila Kocowska, and Chiara Antonucci, and workers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) took a trip to Vilnius Cathedral Bell Tower. Participants in this trip fully enjoyed their experience visiting this historic monument, containing the oldest clock in Vilnius.…

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The ODIHR releases data on hate crimes for the year 2016

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published on 16 November 2017 hate crime data for 2016 on their website.  The ODIHR operates via the submission of human rights related data by its 44 participating states. This Office collates this data and utilises it to provide support and expertise to its participating…

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EFHR taking care about Human Rights- Your Rights!

Changes within national laws field and leaflets including information about society rights are updated by European Foundation of Human Right (EFHR). This time three leaflets have been updated by EFHR. There is available leaflet which provide you with information about the European Foundation of Human Rights – a short review of the organisation established („About…

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EFHR representative taking part in training entitled „Learning in EVS”

International training for representatives of organizations dealing with coordination „European Voluntary Service” (EVS) took place between 13-17 of November 2017 in Trakai. European Foundation of Human Right was represented by Agneška Malinauskaitė. During the training, participants received practical advice, also they were able to learn  how to care about volunteers’s talents and how being a…

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