Another successful year in terms of raising awareness about human rights!

Once again, the year 2014 turned out to be very productive with a lot of trainings organized by European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). Their topic concerned broadly defined both human and civil rights and liberties. EFHR realizes how serious and important the issue of human rights is and how little society knows about it…

International Human Rights Day at Mykolas Romeris University

On the 10th of December, representatives of Amnesty International (AI), the International Student Association (ISA) of Mykolas Romeris University and the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) co-organized an International Human Rights Day at Mykolas Romeris University to honour the 66th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General…

New trainee of the EFHR

Konrad Oleszczuk is a University of Warsaw graduate student with a M.A. in Law and a B.A in Liberal Arts. He has also participated in student exchange programmes at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. Moreover, he has graduated from a one-year programme of American Law co-organized by the University of…

International Volunteer Day

On December 5th, 2014 we celebrated International Volunteer Day. On that occasion, Saltes organization hosted an event in Vilnius centre. Our EFHR Erasmus+ volunteer also took part in the event. The main purpose of the event was to promote volunteering. The volunteers of European Voluntary Organization promoted and informed Vilnius citizens about the variety of…

Grants for cultural projects for national minorities

The Lithuanian Ministry of Culture has announced a call for projects aimed at promoting the cultures of national minorities. Legal entities working in a cultural field in Lithuania could receive partial financial support (up to 80%) for projects which are signed between 15th November and 15th December 2014. This year financial grants will be allocated…

EFHR has conducted workshops on human rights in Polish schools

The European Foundation of Human Rights  (EFHR) would lke to inform you about our workshops on the international protection of human rights  which took place from November 26th tol December 3rd in five schools in Vilnius and the Vilnius Region. October saw the last cycle of workshops at schools – 15 workshops were prepared for over 500 students.…

Record-breaking number of participants at EFHR’s training!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) had the honour of hosting the training seminar “How to Balance National Law and International Law: Theory and Practice” on December 3rd, 2014. The seminar was chaired by Fernand de Varennes, one of the world’s leading experts on human rights. During the training session participants discussed practical issues of…

EFHR at the The Polish Culture Days

On 28-30th November 2014, in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius, The Polish Culture Days were held. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) played an active role in these activities. Several hundred people attended The Polish Cultural Days. During the celebration people like Alice Węgorzewska, Barry Manilow and the group “Army of Children” attended. The exhibition “John Paul II -Polonia Semper Fidelis” was also running at the same time. At the EFHR stand educational materials,…

Hidden traps in the Constitutional Act on the State Language

On 18 November 2014, the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania held a press conference on ‘The erroneous interpretation of the Constitutional Act on the State Language’, in which the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) asked some fundamental questions. Back in July this year, the EFHR presented the opinion on the draft law, indicating…

International conference on Human Rights in Poland

The international scientific conference entitled „The principle of proportionality and Human and Civil Rights in the legal systems of the EU Member States” took place on the 14th-15th of November, in Walbrzych, Poland. The event was organized by the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education of Walbrzych. The objective of the seminar was…

EFHR helps children from orphanages

On 20th November people all over the world celebrate Universal Children’s Day. Today marks the  55th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Rights of the Child and the 25th anniversary of the enacting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Therefore, the European Foundation of Human Rights wants to draw attention to…

A new competition for students – join in!

On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, celebrated on 20th November, and of 55th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and 25th anniversary of the enacting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is happy to announce an art contest…

EFHR invites you to free training on human rights!

On December 3rd 2014, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like you to come to  a free training seminar on human rights entitled: “How to Balance National Law and International Law: Theory and Practice”. During the seminars, one of the world’s leading experts on human rights, Fernand de Varennes, Ph.D will try to…

EFHR starts a new initiative on the radio

On the 17th of November of this year, a new initiative of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) will begin – a series of radio programmes about human rights. The project “EFHR consults” is designed to increase knowledge of human and national minority rights for listeners of the Polish radio “Znad Wilii”. The aims of the project…

EFHR fights against Racism and Anti-Semitism

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) wishes to express its concerns regarding the growing success of extreme right nationalist parties in recent parliamentary elections across Europe. Our foundation strongly believes that these tendencies must be stopped and actions must be taken in order to prevent the repeat of historical events like the terrible persecution of…

Establishment of Department of National Minorities is a chance for a better future

On 10th November the Strategic Planning Committee of the Government of Lithuania discussed the idea of creating a Department of National Minorities. They have decided that this government department will begin working from July 2015. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) supports this idea, especially as it is compatible with what the Council of Europe has already suggested. The Council criticized Lithuania for…

Become an intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights

The European Foundation of Human Rights is a public non-profit organization based in Vilnius. It was founded in 2010 as a reaction to an increase in the number of violations of human rights and the rights of national minority groups in Lithuania. The main aim of our actions is the promotion of the activities of citizens and…