ECJ decided that actions by armed conflicts can constitute terrorists acts

On 14th of March 2017 the European Court of Justice(ECJ) issued a preliminary ruling in the case C-158/14, A and Others v Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken. The Court decided that actions by armed forces during periods of armed conflicts, within the meaning of international humanitarian law, may constitute ‘terrorist acts’. According to the Netherlands authorities “A…

Interview with EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente

Carmen is an EVS volunteer, participating in “Notice it! Human rights in our daily lives”. She has been working with us for nearly 3 months and will stay for 7 more. We asked her about her experience in participating in the EVS program. How did you learn about EVS and European Foundation of Human Rights?…

The training for teachers on „ Language as a factor that shapes identity”

The training for teachers entitled “Language as a factor that shapes identity” was held on the 30 September of The House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. The training began with Agnieszka Malinauskaitė performance. She spoke of European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) activities. Next, Kamila Kocowska a trainee, presented rules of participation in both social…

The EFHR team goes to Vilnius University

Like every month, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) arranged a trip to an interesting spot in Vilnius. This time, the EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente, the trainee Kamila Kocowska and the workers of the Foundation went to a 1 hour guided tour at Vilnius University. As part of the tour, they could visit…

The training about international standards and their implementation took place

On the 28th of September 2017 the first meeting of the training course about “The right to privacy and new technologies – international standards and their implementation” took place at The House of Polish Culture in Vilnius.  The training was held in both English and Lithuanian. The training began with a presentation about European Foundation…

The Court decided: “Q” on the first page of passport

On 28th of September 2017, Administrative Court of Vilnius, on the request of applicants considered a complaint and annulled decision of Migration Office.  The Court obliged Migration Office to issue a Lithuanian passport to the son of the applicant, Joranas Jacquet with both Lithuanian and original spelling of the name (Jacquet) on the first page…

Intern from Italy

Chiara is Italian and she studies law at the University of Salento. She has been always interested at international issues and she developed her interest during academic studies. She spent a semester in Greece as an Erasmus student and she studied at the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. During this period abroad she has studied International…

Court ruled: the racist attack considered as a hate crime

Kaunas District Court on 13 September examined the appeal complaint lodged by the injured party with regard to the judgment of the court of first instance. Victims of the rape claim the racist attack for hate crimes. Kaunas District Court changed the verdict of the Kaunas District Court, stating that two youngsters, who in March…

We invite you to participate in free of charge training course: ‘The right to privacy and new technologies – international standards and their implementation’.

The European Foundation of Human Rights is happy to announce that for another consecutive year is launching a series of trainings regarding International Law. The first meeting, which will take place on 28th September, will be about the following topic: the right to privacy and new technologies – international standards and their implementation. The training…

EFHR takes EVS and trainees to Vilnius Municipality

On Friday 25th August, a trip was organised to Vilnius Municipality by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). The trainees Maciej Grześkowiak and Anna Mitrowska, along with the EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente had the chance to attend a one hour guided tour at this public institution, which is located in the centre of…

EFHR meeting with the Consul General of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain

On August 17 this year. trainees of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) Anna Mitrowska, Maciej Grześkowiak and volunteer EVS Carmen Cara Lorente met with the General Consul of the Kingdom of Spain, Mr. Bernard López López-Rías. During the meeting, the Consul was presented with the history, goals and real activities of the EFHR,…

Training in minorities rights in Rudowsia village

On the 10th of August 2017, representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), Leszek Jankowski and Maciej Grześkowiak, took part in a meeting with representatives of the local Polish minority at the Rudowsia village, located in Niemenczyn county. The meeting aimed at familiarising village residents with rights, to which minorities are prerogative by…

The representative of the EFHR on the next hate speech training

    On July 10-17, 2017 in the small Romanian town – Ramnicu Sarat, an international youth exchange took place. It was entitled as an “Athletic attitude against hate speech”. There were exchanged  the representatives from seven countries: Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, Italy and Greece. The purpose of the exchange was to accept posts,…

EFHR has a new EVS Volunteer from Spain.

Carmen is a Spanish new EVS volunteer who has studied Law and Political Science as undergraduate and Master’s in International Relations. She has been studying both in Spain and in Great Britain. Joining European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and the project ‘Notice it! Human Rights in our daily life’ is a great opportunity to…

EFHR Tour to Civic Education Center

On Friday, July 28th. The team of European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) went to the Center for Civic Education (Valstybės pažinimo centras). The employees and the volunteers from EFHR: Leszek Jankowski, Agnieszka Malinauskaite, Alena Ruta, Jolanta Pilecka, Maciej Grześkowiak, Anna Mitrowska, Yaprak Boyacıoğlu and David Rodriguez Fernandez (EVS Volunteer) had a chance to learn…

EFHR – the host of the discussion „Future strategy: how volunteering, interships and the “Erasmus+” Program educate the multicultural generation”

On July 25th 2017 The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized the discussion entitled “Future strategy: how volunteering, interships and the “Erasmus+” Program educate the multicultural generation”. The purpose of the discussion was to spread the positive factors of volunteering and to raise the interests of young people. The discussion took place at the…

Why the results of this year’s secondary school certificates aren’t optimistic?

The results of the secondary school certificates are already known. In 2017 the state exam of Lithuanian language and literature passed 89.04% of this year’s high school graduates. In schools with Lithuanian as a teaching language the probability of passing the exam was 89.5%, and in schools of national minorities – 80.74%. The difference between…

Human rights contest: winners revealed!

The Facebook contest organized by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is closed! On 17 July of the current year the EFHR encouraged to take part in the contest and answer test questions. The test was devoted to human rights. It was really worth to compete in because prizes were nice! Everyone could take…

The EFHR invites to a discussion on traineeship and volunteering

The European Foundation of Human Rights organizes a discussion for the youth on traineeship and volunteering opportunities. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, 25 July and is entitled “Strategy for the future: how volunteering, traineeship and “Erasmus+” programme cultivate the multicultural generation”. The discussion participants will have a chance to learn directly from representatives…