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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EFHR supports citizens’ initiative “Minority SafePack”

On 1 March 2018, the European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) together with the Faculty of Economics and Information Technology at the University of Bialystok (UWB) in Vilnius organised a meeting to support the European Citizens’ Initiative “Minority SafePack”. attended the meeting, who were committed and actively involved. The meeting was also attended by representatives…

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The EFHR has a new team member

Marija Balsevičiūtė is a third year bachelor degree student of Social Policy at Vilnius University. She is mostly interested in Human Rights and therefore, she has opted for volunteering during eight weeks at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). Here she hopes to gain more knowledge in the field of Human Rights and their…

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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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