Billingual plates – the end or the beginning of history?

Three years ago the cases in the court were finished. They obligate the directors of local governments to pay fine for putting bilingual plates. From that time the compromise was held –  plates can be put up in private houses but public plates shall be written only in Lithuanian language. In the beginning of 2017…

Impressions of a EVS volunteer at the “Šilas” school

European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to share an experience from our wonderful volunteer! How did you first learn about EVS? I learnt about EVS from a friend of mine. He is volunteering in Finland in project related to refugees. When I finished my studies in Spain I thought it would be a…

URGENT! CALL FOR PARTICIPANT FROM UK!

European Foundation of Human Rights presents: EVS Project „Notice it! Humans rights in our daily life“ (project No. 2016-3-LT02-KA105-005005).

Mobility period: 10 months, from 2017-08-01 till 2018-05-31.

Please send your CV to info@efhr.eu

For more information, please check the EFHR EVS Volunteer page and European Commission webpage

Anna Mitrowska: a new trainee at EFHR

Anna Mitrowska, who is undergoing traineeship at EFHR from the beginning of July to the end of August, is a student of the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Warsaw. The discipline which interests her the most is social psychology, especially relationships between groups: the subject of prejudice, conflicts, as well as the situation…

EFHR has a new intern from Turkey

Yaprak is a law student at the University of Strasbourg, France.  As a Turkish citizen who has been educated in French since the primary school, studying in France was the most logical choice for her. Since she is going to be a second-year law student in the next academic year, she will follow an academic…

First impressions of the Šilas School taking part in the programme “Erasmus +”

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has been implementing and coordinating the projects of EVS and other organizations for several years. We do everything to make volunteers feel at home. We are extremely happy that we can share the experience of our partners – the Šilas Special School in Vilnius. The Šilas Special School…

EFHR’s trainings for the pupils from Ukraine in the Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski’s Secondary School in Vilnius.

27th June of this year, representative of European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), Ewelina Dobrowolska and our trainee Justyna Tupikowska conducted the training in the Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski’s Secondary School in Vilnius. The participants of this trainings were student and teachers from Ukraine and representatives of Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski’s Secondary School. During trainings the participants…

“Friendly Vilnius”: opened places without discrimination

On the 21st June the second edition of “Friendly Vilnius” map was presented. It promotes respect and openness towards everyone without exception. The project includes over 50 businesses and 10 non-governmental organizations, one of them is European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). This year 20 000 free copies of the map were distributed. Volunteers and…

The racist theory of two – what is the cause of failures according to G. Vainauskas?

In Russia exists very known proverb ‘’word is not a sparrow, if it runs away, you won’t catch it”. The viewers of the television channel “Lietuvos rytas’’ know exactly what does it mean. Manager of basketball team „Lietuvos rytas”, Gedvydas Vainauskas during the interview for Daiva Žeimytė said that the recipe for success is having…

Justyna Marcel – a new trainee

Justyna Marcel is a second-year student of economic-IT  Department, of subsidiary of Białystok University in Vilnius studying European Studies. Justyna was not planing on continuing studies after finishing school straight away, but a new degree course and willing to get to know EU better has changed her plans. ‘Human rights in EU’ became her favorite…

New trainee in the Foundation

Jolanta Pilecka is a second-year student in subsidiary of Białystok University in Vilnius studying European Studies. International law and European fund. Her studies program includes subjects such as Political systems of European countries, protecting human rights and others. Besides this, she actively participates in university life. Internship in Vilnius is a great opportunity to make…

EFHR welcomes a new trainee

Justyna Tupikowska is a second-year of economic-IT Department student of subsidiary of Białystok University in Vilnius studying European Studies. She wants to dedicate her Bachelor Thesis to human rights and political activity among young people. She hopes to bring into EFHR a lot from the scope of political and legal activity, especially in the area…

EFHR discussing ‘Effective reaction to crimes on hatred grounds’

On the 15th of June representatives of EFHR Leszek Jankowski and Ewelina Dobrowolska participated in discussion ‘Effective reaction to crimes on hatred grounds’ organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The meeting aimed to improve effectiveness of institutions and state organizations in liquidation of crimes on hatred grounds. The opening speech was done by the…

EFHR in discussion on equality – how is it promoted by market titans?

On the 12th of June a discussion took place in Seimas ‘Companies promote equality and why should it be implemented’ in which participated the representative of EFHR Agnieszka Malinauskaite as well as representatives of various companies. The conference began with speech of deputy Aušrinė Armonaitė, the chairman of temporary council of women, Agneta Skardžiuvienė, Spokesman…

European Cultural Routes of European Council

Through waters and lands, on rivers or routes European citizens have always been traveling. These routes are continuously joining inhabitants of a continent, promoting diversity and understanding between civilizations. In 1987 European Council began project ‘European Cultural Route’. Its’ aim is to educate European citizens about their cultural identity, to preserve and to protect heritage…

The report of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman on the year 2016

On 11 April 2017, the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office published the report on the year 2016, presenting the activity on fight against discrimination on grounds of gender, age, nationality, language, origin, religion, beliefs, race, sexual orientation or disability. In 2016, Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office Conducted 89 inquiries with regard to age discrimination, while in 2015…

Digital signature – also for EU citizens.

Citizen of Belgium and inhabitant of Lithuania turned for help to EFHR. Couple of years ago Migration Authorities issued a document allowing for permanent stay in Lithuania and allowing to use electronic services, like digital signature. Unfortunately, problems began when in 2015 Applicant’s ID has been changed into attestation – Mobile network operator canceled digital…

EFHR on the meeting with representatives of Facebook and Google

On the 23rd of May representatives of EFHR Leszek Jankowski and Ewelina Baliko took part in organized discussion by the Ministry of Justice, between representatives of media, IT, national institutions and representatives of society about stopping hate speech on social media. The meeting raised the subject of prevention, effectiveness, troubles caused because of content that…

EFHR visiting the orphanage in Pabradė

On the 22nd of May 2017 representatives of EFHR Leszek Jankowski and Ewelina Baliko visited orphanage in Pabradė. Guests had chance to talk to kids and give them gifts. It has been first visit of EFHR after reorganization of educational care facilities, that is why meeting was a great chance to check the conditions kids…

Rights of national minorities – how they are needed

On 21 May, various cultural events are organised on the occasion of the National Community Day, but the protection of minority rights is rarely discussed. Since 2000, there has not been a law in place for the protection of national minorities. Although Lithuania has, without any exceptions, ratified the Framework Convention for the Protection of…