Tomasz Prądzyński has already begun a six-month internship at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) within a European Commission funding programme—Leaonardo da Vinci. The programme is aimed at graduates of master programms who are willing to broaden their vocational skills. A conception of this kind of projects is to combine theory with practice and subsequently—strengthen a bond between the spheres of education and work.
Tomasz graduated from the University of the West of England in Bristol with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Leiden University in Netherlands with a Master’s degree in European Union Studies. His master’s thesis titled European Protection of National Minorities with Respect to Polish and Lithuanian Relations inspired him to commence an internship at the EFHR in Vilnius and further develop his knowledge of national minorities’ situation in Lithuania.
“I hope that the internship at the European Foundation of Human Rights will provide me with an opportunity to use the whole theoretical knowledge acquired when I was engaged in composing my Master’s thesis as well as will allow to gain deeper understanding of the subject concerning European national minorities protection. Working in the seat of the Foundation in Lithuania gives the possibility to conduct everyday observations of minorities’ problems and enables greater apprehension of the need to develop a system for protection of human rights in the EU countries.”