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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A trip to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

On Monday the 23rd of October, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) arranged another trip to an interesting place in Vilnius. For this month’s trip, EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente and trainees Cormac Flahive and Chiara Antonucci and the workers from the Foundation took a 1 hour guided tour around the Seimas of the…

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Cormac Flahive: Trainee from the UK

Cormac Flahive is a new trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) from the United Kingdom. He has previously studied a Master’s in Politics at Swansea University and has an active interest in the field of human rights as it relates to political development, particularly in the area of the political rights of…

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The European Court of Justice rules on delayed flights

On 7th September 2017 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a judgement on the case of Birgit Bossen and Others v Brussels Airlines SA/NV. In this case, the ECJ discusses the concept of ‘distance’ that has to be interpreted when the route has connecting flights. The applicants of the case booked a trip from Rome…

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ECJ decided that actions by armed conflicts can constitute terrorists acts

On 14th of March 2017 the European Court of Justice(ECJ) issued a preliminary ruling in the case C-158/14, A and Others v Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken. The Court decided that actions by armed forces during periods of armed conflicts, within the meaning of international humanitarian law, may constitute ‘terrorist acts’. According to the Netherlands authorities “A…

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Interview with EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente

Carmen is an EVS volunteer, participating in “Notice it! Human rights in our daily lives”. She has been working with us for nearly 3 months and will stay for 7 more. We asked her about her experience in participating in the EVS program. How did you learn about EVS and European Foundation of Human Rights?…

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The training for teachers on „ Language as a factor that shapes identity”

The training for teachers entitled “Language as a factor that shapes identity” was held on the 30 September of The House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. The training began with Agnieszka Malinauskaitė performance. She spoke of European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) activities. Next, Kamila Kocowska a trainee, presented rules of participation in both social…

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The EFHR team goes to Vilnius University

Like every month, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) arranged a trip to an interesting spot in Vilnius. This time, the EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente, the trainee Kamila Kocowska and the workers of the Foundation went to a 1 hour guided tour at Vilnius University. As part of the tour, they could visit…

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