On this year′s May 23rd the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organised a free of charge training course entitled “Rights of National Minorities in the European Union: Theory and Practice”. This year EFHR is implementing the 4th edition of the project “Implementation of International Law” (Wdrażanie prawa międzynarodowego), which is supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Vilnius.
The training was started by EVS volunteer′s Carmen Cara Lorente′s presentation about EFHR’s activities and Erasmus+ opportunities. The main part of the training was conducted by Associate Professor at Mykolas Romeris University Katažyna Mikša, who discussed the peculiarities of legal regulation of national minorities in Europe; she shared her experience with the participants of the training. During the training, they discussed about the rights of national minorities in the European Union, about the problems faced by national minorities and how to find possible solutions in this situation.
Participants stated that topic of this training session was relevant and informative. Soon EFHR will publish a presentation used at the training and also translate the presentation to Lithuanian, Polish and Russian, thus ensuring the availability of information for a wider public.
EFHR wishes to thank all the participants and hopes that the training was useful to all the participants. For all those who wish to participate in EFHR trainings or wants invite EFHR to organize training courses about human rights and discrimination for their team, we invite you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and together we will prepare a programme that best suits your needs.
More information about the trainings can be found on the EFHR website. It is planned that other training course will take place on this year′s October 30th, which will be held by Fernand de Varennes, a well-known person and expert of national minority rights.