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Competition of Janowicz brothers "My Vilnius. Generational Conversations"

Competition of Janowicz brothers “My Vilnius. Generational Conversations”

Posted on December 30, 2011 by admin
European Foundation of Human Rights invites to participate in the artistic competition of Janowicz brothers “My Vilnius. Generational Conversations”. The aim of the competition is to show the bonds that unites Poles and Lithuanians in the generations’ conversations. To win is 15 thousand zlotys. Competition of Janowicz brothers “My Vilnius. Generational Conversations” is a personal initiative of Jan and Leon Janowicz family. In Poles mind and artistic activity who brought up in Vilnius, Lithuania always stayed as a unique and magical place. The initiators and...
The court rescinded the Inspector‘s penalty for Wilnoteka.lt

The court rescinded the Inspector‘s penalty for Wilnoteka.lt

Posted on December 23, 2011 by admin
December 22, 2011. The Vilnius County Administrative Court revoked the penalty of an admonition imposed by the Inspector of Journalistic Ethics on a web portal Wilnoteka.lt for publishing the article “In defence of Polish schools in Lithuania”. The complaint about Wilnoteka was lodged by Kazimieras Garšva, the president of “Vilnija” association, who accused the web portal of misleading society about the actual state of Polish education in Lithuania and stirring up the national feuds. In the article Wilnoteka published the open letter and the petition submitted to Lithuanian and...
European Foundation of Human Rights is satisfied with the verdict of Tuwim’s case

European Foundation of Human Rights is satisfied with the verdict of Tuwim’s case

Posted on December 23, 2011 by admin
photo from: http://wikipedia.org European Foundation of Human Rights accepted the verdict of theVilnius Local Administrative Court’s from 22nd November 2011 concerning the decision of the Vilnius Regional Council Committee to name of one of the streets in the region with Julian Tuwim’s name. ...
Lecture series on human rights

Lecture series on human rights

Posted on December 13, 2011 by admin
foto: EFHR This month, EFHR organises a series of lectures on human rights, whose main recipients are students from Polish secondary schools. Lectures have already been given at the junior high school under the name of John Paul II in Vilnius, school under the name of S. Moniuszko in Kowalczuki, trocki secondary school, school under the name of J.I. Kraszewski in Vilnius, as well as the junior high school under the name of R. Kalinowski in Niemież. Tomorrow, on 14th...
The awards have been handed out!

The awards have been handed out!

Posted on December 13, 2011 by admin
„Europe is not only a continent“ the participants of the „Europe everyday“ contest, which was organized by the European Human Rights Foundation, tried to convince. On December 11th in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius the final ceremony of the contest „Europe everyday“ took place and the international Human Rights Day was commemorated. Over 450 guests arrived to the ceremony. The atmosphere among the guests was festive and full of curiosity who is going to win.  The most interesting thing for the youngest guests was the exhibition of the entry works, which was lively...

“NO” to the names, “YES” to the companies.

Posted on December 05, 2011 by admin
Last week EFPCz sent to the State Language Inspectorate a letter, which contains a list of companies whose names, according to the Foundation, are inconsistent with a number of legal standards existing in Lithuania, including in particular the Constitution of RL. These are among others Teletower, Ademax,Aqua Express, KVWC LX ir Imon T. Norkausprojektavimo (Lithuanian companies) and Alpiq Energija Lietuva, Maxima, Swedbank, IFOSanitär, Rockwool (foreign companies). In its letter the Foundation highlights violation of many laws, resulting from using in...

Europe in every day

Posted on December 03, 2011 by admin
Praca grupy “Pszczółki”, Przedszkole w Miednikach The contest titled Europe in every day of live organized by European Foundation of Human rights is almost over. Foundation is very pleased with so big interest of the contest among youths and especially among first graders. We received over 120 artworks from schools in Vilnius and Vilnius and Šalčininkai region. Creativity and imaginativeness of the contestants made us amazement, artworks had different forms beginning form drawings, collage, films, pictures essays, dairies and finishing at poems, comics. A Commission who is...

Request to JSC “Lietuvos geležinkeliai”

Posted on November 24, 2011 by admin
On 30th of August this 2011 European Foundation of Human Rights sent a request to JSC “Lietuvos geležinkeliai” about the the cases of punishing employees of the company for not using national language when executing their duties. After less than three months, the Foundation received a reply from the Deputy Minister of Communications Arūnas Štarasa, which contained information that in the period from 20.10.2009 to 25.10.2011 on the basis of the ordinance of director of the cargo transport management  AB “Lietuvos Geležinkeliai” Stasys Gudvalisa, 11 employees  have...

Scholarships and financial help for youth and training programme for teachers.

Posted on November 22, 2011 by admin
  European Foundation of Human Rights is pleased to announce interesting programs which can offer scholarships and financial help for youth and training programs for teachers. In the text you will find short characteristics with all details and contact data. Also, we would like to invite you to attend our website www.efhr.eu where you can find:  information about all available scholarships from Poland Lithuania, European Union, scenarios of European lessons and articles from polish medias in Lithuania translated in English. On our facebook’s profile we are putting on board links to an...

Polish language media in Lithuania are broadening their scope of recipients!

Posted on November 17, 2011 by admin
A new section of the website of the European Foundation of Human Rights: http://media.efhr.eu was launched. You can find there translations into English of the most important articles, related to the issue of the Polish minority in Lithuania. The articles are coming from “Kurier Wileński”, website www.wilnoteka.lt, „Tygodnik Wileńszczyzny” and a radio station „Znad Wilii”....

Appeal of the Forum of Parents from the Polish schools in Lithuania

Posted on November 10, 2011 by admin
directed at the international Polish-Lithuanian committee of experts on education. The Forum of Parents from the Polish Schools in Lithuania (hereinafter called the Forum of Parents) states the fact that some of the parts of the new law on education implemented by the Lithuanian Parliament on March 17, 2011 are discriminating because: –          They greatly worsen the situation of the Lithuanian schools with Polish as the learning language, –          They limit the rights of the students and the teachers of those schools, –          They deprive...

Some is breaking the law – the polish newspaper or Lithuania?

Posted on November 08, 2011 by admin
The fact that the only Polish newspaper in Lithuania- the Vilnius courier – submitted a complaint about the Lithuanian state to the European Tribunal of Human Rights in Strasburg was described as an unprecedented phenomenon. According to the Lithuanian historian and political scientist, Antanas Kułalaskuskas, the conflict between a local journalist from a national minority and the Lithuanian Commission for Journalist Ethics, is hitting the international forum....

A call out to parents

Posted on November 07, 2011 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights calls out to all the parents whose kids received a letter from the Minister of Education, Gintaras Steponavičius. Gathering and releasing personal data by the Lithuanian government and also sending letters out to underage people without the permission of their parents is an evident beach of your rights such as the right to privacy. We invite all people whose rights were breached by the above described letter to visit our headquarters at .Otherwise we encourage you to contact us by phone on +370 6 91 50 822 or by e-mail at efhr@efhr.eu. The European...
Summary of the October training courses conducted by the Foundation

Summary of the October training courses conducted by the Foundation

Posted on October 24, 2011 by admin
fot. EFHR Last weekend, at the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius free training courses on human rights were organized by the European Foundation of Human Rights, attended not only by teachers, lawyers, politicians and journalists, but also by many other people interested in the theme....
The ongoing weekend training courses of the EFHR

The ongoing weekend training courses of the EFHR

Posted on October 22, 2011 by admin
fot. EFHR Today and tomorrow (22 and 23 October), in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius are held trainings in human rights addressed to teachers, journalists, lawyers, politicians and all other people interested in these issues. Here are some photos from the meeting that took place on Saturday. To be continued… 🙂 Tomorrow (Sunday) we invite to the meeting at 2pm. Room no. 305....
European Foundation of Human Rights in defence of "Kurier Wileński"

European Foundation of Human Rights in defence of “Kurier Wileński”

Posted on October 14, 2011 by admin
logo Kurier Wileński On October 14th 2011, Advocate Mr Tadeusz Gudziński filed a complaint on behalf of Kurier Wileński daily to the European Court of Human Rights against the Republic of Lithuania for imposing a fine on the daily’s editorial office for publishing in November 2006 a paper by Krzysztof Buchowski entitled ‘The Way a Lithuanian citizen was Perceived by a Pole in the Interwar Period’, which was read at a Polish-Lithuanian scientific conference....

Breakthrough in the Commission sessions – Lithuanian authorities will take care of the Polish minority schools!

Posted on October 13, 2011 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights has found a document in which Lithuania guarantees to maintain the current status of the Polish language as the language taught in the Polish minority schools in Lithuania. There are more rights guaranteed in the document....
A petition to the State Language Inspectorate to call the Minister of Science and Education, Gintaras Steponavičius, to management responsibility

A petition to the State Language Inspectorate to call the Minister of Science and Education, Gintaras Steponavičius, to management responsibility

Posted on October 13, 2011 by admin
On September 16th 2011, the European Foundation of Human Rights has made a petition to the State Language Inspectorate to call the Minister of Education and Science, Gintaras Steponavičius, to management responsibility for sending 26 thousand letters in a language other than the official  (Polish, Russian and Belarusian) to the students attending minority schools. This step aimed to see if the State Language Inspectorate would dare to persecute for the alleged violation of the Act on the official language an official of a high standing with equal perseverance as an ordinary...

Art & Craft 2012

Posted on October 10, 2011 by admin
It’s the second time that Social Thought Club Initiatives has organised International Art&Craft Workshops funded within the framework of Grundtvig programme. The initiative aims at giving adults an opportunity to participate in workshops organised in other European countries within the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). ...
Everyday Europe competition

Everyday Europe competition

Posted on October 05, 2011 by admin
The poster of the competition. The European Foundation of Human Rights would like to invite everybody to take part in a creative competition entitled Everyday Europe, which starts as of Monday, 3rd October. The main prize is a light, energy-saving, 13-inch notebook as well as MP3, MP4 players, board games outstanding books and many more....
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