EFHR Led Workshops on National Minority Rights

In the last days of January, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) visited the John Paul II Secondary School in Vilnius. Young people from five different classes participated in workshops with our intern, Marta Bednarczyk. The subject of the workshops were the rights of national minorities. Together with the trainer, participants discussed what social…

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The newest member of EFHR – translation trainee Julija Vaitiekūnaitė

Julija Vaitiekūnaitė is a fourth year student of Vilnius University’s English and another foreign (French) language study programme. Born in a small town in the district of Jurbarkas, Julija was always interested in languages, art, literature. During her Erasmus visit in Paris, she found herself right in the middle of the Yellow vests movement, what…

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Minority SafePack Initiative signatures registered

At the beginning of January 2020, Minority SafePack Initiative signatures have been registered online and forwarded to the European Commission. Minority SafePack Initiative has been launched in early 2017 by the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN). The initiative calls upon the EU to introduce legislation that would improve the protection and well-being of persons…

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EFHR wishes you happy holidays!

  The Holiday Season is approaching – it is time to share wishes, spread positive energy and enjoy the feeling of warmth and togetherness with those who matter the most. As we easily get caught up in holiday preparations like decorating the house, shopping for gifts and cooking, not many remember that apart from observing…

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EFHR Implements Project on Social Inclusion for Youth

European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has launched a new youth programme “Better Together: Increasing the Social Inclusion of Lithuanian Youth through Human Rights Education”. The project is funded by the Vilnius City Municipality and is implemented in cooperation with two partner organisations – International Youth Cooperation Agency (JTBA) and Youth For Understanding (YFU) Lithuania.…

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EFHR met with students of the University of the Third Age

On 10th November 2019, representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) met with students of the University of the Third Age. The meeting was carried out as a part of the activities of the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. The meeting with seniors was visited by Evelina Dobrovolska – a distinguished lawyer…

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Visit to MO Museum

On 30th October, Marta Bednarczyk, who joined European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) under the Erasmus + program, and Ágnes Kárpáti, Michela Plavan, who came to Lithuania to volunteer under the European Solidarity Corps program, visited the MO Museum‘s exhibition “The Origin of Species: 1990s DNA“. Girls joked that for some the exhibition was a…

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The Marking of the Old Jewish Cemetery in Vilnius Will Be Ensured

The site of Vilnius Jewish Šnipiškės Old Cemetery, located on Rinktinės Street, is included in the Lithuanian Register of Cultural Heritage. It has also been declared (since 2014) by the Minister of Culture a protected site that is to be used for raising awareness and encouraging understanding and respect. The Cultural Heritage Register indicates that…

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Regional Court Dismisses Appeal in Hate Crime Case

On 14th October 2019, Vilnius Regional Court dismissed E. Lukašavičius’ appeal in a case of violence against an Ecuadorian national, Fabian Sanchez. Earlier this year, E. Lukašavičius and J. Malinovski were found guilty of causing public nuisance and inciting hatred towards a person of other nationality after they physically attacked Mr Sanchez. During the act…

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Competition for pupils of grades 5-10 “The Art of Football”

Although football is not the most popular sport in Lithuania, it undoubtedly raises many positive emotions among both players and supporters. We believe that sport and art have the power to unite people, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Therefore, we invite you to take part in the art competition entitled…

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EFHR Joins ESN International Fair

On 3rd September, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) marked its presence at the International Fair during Orientation Week Autumn 2019 held by the European Student Network (ESN) at the Vilnius University. In a full hall of students, the vivid international community shared snacks and drinks from their countries to introduce their cultures to…

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EFHR Invites to Discuss Stereotypes at Discussion Festival “Būtent”

The discussion festival “Būtent” (English: “Exactly”) held in Vytautas Park, Birštonas on 6th-7th September 2019 is a free discussion event for people who seek not only entertainment but also content. This year, the festival will hold over 100 different events with more than 300 presenters from business, academic, political, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and cultural sectors.…

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EFHR’s Impressions After the Freedom Picnic

On 24th of August, the 4th edition of Kaunas’ festival of ideas Freedom Picnic (Lithuanian: Laisvės piknikas) invited many known Lithuanian politicians, leaders, journalists, economists and celebrities to participate in an open debate, answer the public’s most pressing questions, and encourage visitors to generate ideas through inspiring workshops. Participants of the Freedom Picnic had an…

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Thays Moreira – a new intern at EFHR

Originally from Brazil, Thays has recently found her new place in Portugal, where she’s pursuing an undergraduate degree in International Relations. As a child, she always liked to read books about other countries, and she has been curious to explore the world ever since. Having volunteered at the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights and passionate…

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EFHR Among Participants of ‘Laisvės Piknikas’

On 24th August, the biggest summer festival of ideas “Laisvės piknikas” (English: “Freedom picnic”) will take place for the fourth time. The organisers claim that everyone will find something they like: there will be a place for discussions, entertainment and sports zones, game areas, appearances and presentations of businesses and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well…

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