Positive disctrimination in Lithuania?

During the most recent visit in Soleczniki (12.08.2015) the President of Lithuanian Republic, Dalia Grybauskaitė, gave a speech in which she again supported the creation of a special development fund for South-East Lithuania. According to the Head of State, this kind of support for the region would improve citizens’ situation, and contribute to eliminating the…

Poland and Lithuania agreed on a common declaration on minority rights protection

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), which is overseen by Director Professor Tove Malloy, held its Summer School on National Minorities and Border Regions at the beginning of August 2015 in Flensburg, Germany. The course took place in order to review the current situation in Europe and the impact of the situation on national…

The “Memory, Responsibility, Future” Foundation: invitation to join project

Another project organised by the German “Memory, Responsibility, Future” Foundation (Foundation EVZ – Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft) called “Watch Out: Discrimination! Projects on exclusion then and now” is about to begin. The EVZ Foundation’s project aims at strengthening the relationship between Germany and other European countries, including Lithuania. The “Watch Out: Discrimination!” programme is aimed…

EFHR encourages everyone to visit the Danish Folk University

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is pleased to inform readers about the possibility of a scholarship to one of the Danish Folk Universities. These are special kinds of schools which focus on informal higher education. Learning at the schools is designed to develop passions and interests of students and to prepare them for taking an active…

The liberal R. Šimašius – between words and actions

On 30th June 2015, the District Court of the city of Vilnius adopted the judgement according to which the Civil Registry in Vilnius is obliged to make a change in the marriage certificate of a Lithuanian citizen who married a Belgian – to write in the letter “w”. The court has argued that the private…

EFHR welcomes new trainee

EFHR’s new trainee Sebastian Stein is a fifth year Law student at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany. Currently, he is completing two semesters abroad at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius. His specialization areas, along with human rights, are International Public Law, particularly the Law of the European Union and Environmental Law. Sebastian is from Stuttgart,…

EFHR is looking for people to join the project in Budapest!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is looking for 2 people who would like to participate in the project „Fighting right-wing populism in Europe”. We are looking for people over 21 years of age to take part in the „Simulation Game on Right Wing Populism” meeting in Budapest from 29th August – 3rd September this year. The…

EFHR has finished the EVS “Youth for human rights” project

In June of this year, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) completed the long-term EVS project which started in September 2014. The project, called “Youth for Human Rights”, was financed by the European Union within the framework of the Erasmus + programme. For 10 months two volunteers – one from Poland, with “Odra-Niemen Association” as the sending organization and one…