Training course entitled “Rights of National Minorities in the European Union: Theory and Practice” was held on Wednesday

On this year′s May 23rd the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organised a free of charge training course entitled “Rights of National Minorities in the European Union: Theory and Practice”. This year EFHR is implementing the 4th edition of the project “Implementation of International Law” (Wdrażanie prawa międzynarodowego), which is supported by the Embassy…

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EFHR invites you to participate in a free of charge training course – „Rights of national minorities in the European Union: theory and practice“

The European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) invites you to participate in a training course on „Rights of national minorities in the European Union: theory and practice“. Training course will be led by Katažyna Mikša PhD, international law and human rights expert and associate professor at Mykolas Romeris University. K. Mikša has over 11 years…

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The EFHR attends a training course as volunteering coordinating organization within Erasmus

During the days 16th-21st April the lawyer of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) Lešek Jankovskij, attended a training course about volunteering coordinating organizations within Erasmus. The training took place in Vilnius, Lithuania and was organized by the Lithuanian National Agency and founded by Erasmus+. The attendees were representatives of organizations from different countries…

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Another favourable verdict for the letter “w”

Vilnius City District Court has ruled yet another verdict and obliged the Civil Registry Office to change the surname of a Lithuanian citizen who married a citizen of Polish to “Wojewoda”. According to the assessment of the court, the prohibition to adopt last name “Wojewoda” is disproportionate to the inconvenience that an applicant would suffer…

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The EFHR goes to an European virtual reality experience

On 6th April, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) had the opportunity to attend an extraordinary event organised by the European Commission in Vilnius. The event, called “EU SAVES LIVES Virtual Reality Experience” will take place in the capital city of Lithuania from 6th to 15th April. During the event, the EFHR along with…

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The petition Minority SafePack has succeed

“Minority SafePack” was a petition promoted by citizens that had to be signed for 1.000.000 people all over Europe. It had the aim of collecting the signatures in order to be sent to the European Union institutions and therefore, to start the procedure for becoming a law that would come into force in all European…

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EFHR volunteer at the Animal Shelter for a day

On 28th March, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente was volunteering at the animal shelter „Lesė“. This activity is part of the EVS programme, as EVS volunteers can choose another accredited EVS institution for volunteering and collaborating there for one day. At the animal shelter, Carmen had the opportunity to…

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Call for hate crimes data submissions to the osce

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is currently collecting data on hate crimes that took place during the past year. The deadline for submission is 30th April 2018 and the results will be published on 16th November. The submissions must fulfil the requirements pointed by the ODIHR. Each incident should consist…

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Last opportunity for saving minorities in europe

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) encourages you to sign the Minority SafePack petition to make the voice of national minorities be heard at European Union (EU) institutions. There are still 9 days left for signing the initiative Minority SafePack. Remember that the deadline to support this initiative in order to protect national minorities…

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The EFHR team goes to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

On 20th March, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) team went to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, as part of their monthly activities. This time, the EVS Carmen Cara Lorente, the trainee Gabrielius Emilis Graželis and the workers of the EFHR spent nearly 2 hours at this interesting spot of Vilnius.…

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Support EFHR – assign 2% of your income tax

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is actively acting towards human rights for over 7 years. In 2017 we organized a lot of trainings for school pupils, students and others, who are interested in human rights. We are continuously working towards prevention of hate speech by developing social consciousness, we actively monitor the cyberspace…

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The EFHR celebrates the European Week Against Racism

On 19th March, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) commemorated the ‘European Week Against Racism’ at the Youth Centre of Vilnius Municipality. For the event the EFHR firstly arranged a discussion on the topic “Tendencies of Racism in Lithuania”, which was led by the special guests: Lešek Jankovskij, lawyer from the EFHR, Jelena Jonis,…

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EFHR is looking for an administrator

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is a non-government organisation, established in Vilnius in 2010. EFHR provides legal assistance in cases of human rights violations, organizes various training sessions and actively fights against hate speech on the Internet. More information about organisation‘s activities is available at www.efhr.eu We are currently looking for a new…

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A meeting with a representative from the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities took place

On 6 March 2018, representatives from the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Nation Minorities met with the representatives of national minorities in Lithuania. The meeting took place in order to monitor the progress made in the implementation of the Framework Convention on the Protection of Rights National Minorities. On…

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EFHR’s newest trainee: Rasa

Rasa Papartytė has previously studied a Bachelor’s in International Relations and Development at Sussex University in the UK. As part of her Erasmus programme, Rasa has spent a year studying at the Complutense University in Spain. During her studies Rasa showed interest in human rights and its violations on a global scale, as well as…

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