IMG_0194On July 1st, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR or Foundation) took part in the XVII international conference entitled „Science and the quality of life” organized by the utility institution “UNIVERSYTET STUDIORUM POLONA VILNENSIS” headed by the professor Romuald Brazis.

The conference was divided into several sections, and its main goal was to introduce the participants to different kinds of science, starting with literature, law and politics and ending with genetics and its influence on the quality of human life. The conference ended with a mutual discussion while the participans could drink coffee and with an attempt to create conditions for further cooperation of gathered persons.

EFHR participated in the 4th section entitled „Politics, law and economics”. During the proceedings, Foundation’s intern Tomasz Prądzyński had an honour to present the report about respecting human rights in Lithuanian in 2012. In the report presented by the intern there were discussed: efforts made by the Foundation, projects, cooperation with international and national organisations, legal aid and other activities of Foundation concerning human rights in Lithuania.

Foundation presented to the audience future plans concerning its activity in Lithuania. The participants of the conference were offered an opportunity of cooperation and getting free legal aid. The audience was handed some leaflets about the activities of the Foundation, booklets about human rights and other communication materials.

After the lectures, interested participants asked questions, they asked among other things about the perspectives of Foundation, its immediate goals, and about the situation of the national minorities’ rights in Lithuania.

After the discussion, everybody unequivocally recognized that the Foundation’s activities are very needed in Lithuania, especially in this difficult time for Lithuanian national minorities. This hard time is caused by the expiration of the national minorities’ bill and changes made to other bills.

Foundation is pleased that it had an opportunity to present its activities to other exceptional representants of the science world and at the same time learn about their work. EFHR hopes for the further cooperation that will help the Foundation to work more effectively within the scope of human rights in Lithuania.

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Tłumaczenie Justyna Kaczmarek w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Justyna Kaczmarek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.