Archive for February, 2016

EVS Mid-Term Training

EVS Mid-Term Training

Posted on February 29, 2016 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
From February 16th – 20th an EVS mid-term training session took place at the Margio Krantas resort, (a hotel and events complex just outside of Trakai). Leah Nedahl and Aneta Maciejewska, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) volunteers who are taking part in the project “Promote diversity, promote human rights”, attended the course, along with other EVS volunteers in Lithuania. The session, which proved an excellent opportunity to see friends living in other parts of Lithuania and to make new friends, consisted of lots of group activities and fun. Moreover, the session also...
EFHR encourages readers from Lithuania to use the resources of the "Free Readings" portal

EFHR encourages readers from Lithuania to use the resources of the “Free Readings” portal

Posted on February 23, 2016 by admin
For a number of years (Free Readings project – free books and reading for everyone!) EFHR has been encouraging readers from Lithuania to use resources from the Free Readings online library which offers publications in many languages including Polish and Lithuanian. The initiative aims to promote legal access to Polish classics as well as foreign literature from school compulsory reading lists. The constantly-growing collection of the Free Readings online library currently contains 4,372 works, including a variety of school texts recommended by the Polish Ministry of Education, which...
European Voluntary Service offers amazing opportunities!

European Voluntary Service offers amazing opportunities!

Posted on February 15, 2016 by admin
Are you between the ages of 18 and 30? Do you like new challenges? Would you like to learn more about another country and culture while completing an internship to increase your skills? If the answer to these questions is yes then you should consider taking part in an EVS project. The European Voluntary Service (EVS), as part of the Erasmus + programme, offers eligible candidates the chance to take part in projects abroad. EVS offers young people (from 18-30) the opportunity to volunteer for up to 12 months in another country within or outside of the EU. It affords volunteers the chance to...
New European Foundation of Human Rights Trainee

New European Foundation of Human Rights Trainee

Posted on February 09, 2016 by admin
Przemysław Ogrodnik is a fifth-year Law student at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He is particularly interested in criminal law and administrative law. In February 2016 he began his two-month traineeship at the European Foundation of Human Rights under the Erasmus + programme. Przemysław comes from Kielce, a city with 200,000 inhabitants which is situated between Warsaw and Krakow. After finishing his law degree, he is planning to return to his family city to start his career as a lawyer. During his studies, he was a trainee at the District Court and in a private law firm, with both...
EFHR Parliament Excursion

EFHR Parliament Excursion

Posted on February 03, 2016 by admin
Staff and volunteers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) office took the morning off on Friday 29 January to visit the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) and enjoy a tour of these important buildings. It was the first visit to the Lithuanian Parliament for European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl as well as intern Bartłomiej Derewęda. The tour was very interesting and gave our volunteers a great overview of the history of the Seimas as well as the recent history of Lithuania. During the tour we looked at the original Constitution from 1992,...
Another EFHR success in fighting hate speech

Another EFHR success in fighting hate speech

Posted on February 01, 2016 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has achieved another success in the area of fighting hate speech on the internet. The District Court of Kaunas (Kauno miesto apylinkės teismas) has issued a criminal warrant for P.V. for publically instigating violence and encouraging physical assault based on racism. The intended victims were of Russian nationality. On the 17th July 2015, on the www.15min.lt website, beneath an article titled “Russia expanded its borders 2km into Georgia’s territory within one night”, P.V., under the pseudonym “Igor”, published (in Lithuanian) the...