Archive for November, 2015

The "Skills Tandem" project is about to finish!

The “Skills Tandem” project is about to finish!

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) informs that the educational project “Skills Tandem“, which have started on October the 5th, promoting the cultural integration in Vilnius, is already at the halfway point. The main task of the project is the social integration of young people of different nationalities – Lithuanians, Poles, Russians, Belarusians, Jews, Karaites, and others, by using the educational method of “tandem”. It is worth mentioning that students from various schools of Vilnius, the Vilnius region and the Šalčininkai District participate...
“We are similar” project is drawing to an end – come to our gala!

“We are similar” project is drawing to an end – come to our gala!

Posted on November 23, 2015 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is delighted to report that the time for submitting artistic works as part of the second edition of the “Jesteśmy podobni” (“We are alike”) project has come to an end. The project aims at improving the social integration of the Polish minority in Lithuania, especially amongst young people, and eradicating negative stereotypes concerning the Polish minority among young Lithuanians. In order to best prepare young people for the competition, thematic-integration meetings have been held each Friday in the hall of the Runmis Hotel. It is...
EFHR Vilnius Municipality Excursion

EFHR Vilnius Municipality Excursion

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
www.vilnius.lt Staff and volunteers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) office enjoyed an excursion on Thursday 12th November to Vilnius City Municipality (Vilniaus miesto savivaldybė). The trip was a great opportunity for EVS volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl to see the main hub of Vilnius city administration. We were treated to a tour of this important building, the headquarters of Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius. Our guide – who was very helpful and knowledgeable – showed us points of special interest, like the impressive model of Vilnius City centre, the...
"Human rights in children's lives" - Art Competition

“Human rights in children’s lives” – Art Competition

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
In celebration of Universal Children’s Day on 20th November, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to announce a creative art competition entitled “Human rights in children’s lives” and aimed at 5th-8th grade students. We are pleased to inform you that the competition is under the honorary patronage of Mr. Marek Michalak, the Ombudsman for Children. According to Mr Michalak, children should become familiar with their rights, and adults ought to remember that their own rights are not in contrast to those of children, but that both sets of...
EFHR invites you to attend our “International Law Litigation and Human Rights” Training Course

EFHR invites you to attend our “International Law Litigation and Human Rights” Training Course

Posted on November 14, 2015 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to invite you to attend a training session introducing international law litigation and human rights. The session, which is completely free, will be held on 26 November 2015. The training day will be led by international law expert Fernand de Varennes PhD, who obtained a BA Law Degree in Canada and his MA title from the London School of Economics and Political Science.                                                                      In 1996 he gained a PhD from...
EFHR invites you to the conference “Integration and exclusion: The linguistic rights of national minorities in Europe” organized by SNPL (Association of Polish Scientists in Lithuania)

EFHR invites you to the conference “Integration and exclusion: The linguistic rights of national minorities in Europe” organized by SNPL (Association of Polish Scientists in Lithuania)

Posted on November 12, 2015 by admin
The biggest international scientific conference in the region devoted to the linguistic rights of national minorities entitled “Integration and exclusion: The linguistic rights of national minorities in Europe” will be organized by the Association of Polish Scientists in Lithuania on 27 November 2015 in “Artis Centrum Hotel’, 23 Totorių Street, Vilnius. The conference will be held in English, with a Lithuanian translation also provided. This is one of a number of conferences concerning the protection of the rights of national minorities that has taken place in recent years. A...
EFHR commemorated International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism at Vilnius University

EFHR commemorated International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism at Vilnius University

Posted on November 11, 2015 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized an event on 9th of November 2015 in the Vilnius University Law building to commemorate International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism. EFHR set up a stall for passers-by to stop and pick up informative materials (pamphlets, posters, postcards, stickers – all provided by EFHR partner organization UNITED). A short presentation about the history of fascism and anti-Semitism was projected onto the wall during the study breaks for students to learn about the anniversary and its meaning. Many students approached the stall to find out...
EFHR welcomes a new intern

EFHR welcomes a new intern

Posted on November 09, 2015 by admin
Bartłomiej Derewęda is a student of International and Comparative Law at the University of Lapland which is located on the Polar Circle in Finland. He is currently taking part in a one-year-long student exchange at Mykolas Romeris University as part of the Erasmus+ programme. Bartłomiej is from Opoczno and he is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Łódź, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Administration. During his studies, he was an intern at the Provincial Office in Łódź. Currently he is supporting the Demagog.PL...
International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism

International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism

Posted on November 06, 2015 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism  is an annual day to unite against fascism and racism, in particular anti-Semitism. UNITED for Intercultural Action, which has been active since 1993, began the event to mark the anniversary of ‘Kristallnacht’ (Crystal Night), the first step towards the extermination of the Jewish Europeans by the Nazis on 9 November 1938. The European Foundation of Human Rights has been participating in UNITED’s initiative for a number of years. This year, EFHR will mark International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism by organizing a campaign at...