Minority schools students found an unified Lithuanian language exam difficult

Since 2013 minority secondary school graduates from Lithuania, including students from Polish schools, have been taking an unified exam in Lithuanian language and literature. This year it was allowed to use a computer for 20 minutes for electronic version of works during both of these exams. Also since 2018 students may use any author from…

The newest member of EFHR – trainee Veronika Lisauskaitė

Veronika Lisauskaitė – is an International Politics and Development fourth year bachelor student of Vytautas Magnus University. During her studies Veronika was interested not only in history of diplomacy, political system, international economics, conflict resolution fields, but also she had a chance to study the international and migration law. Veronika was deepening her knowledge in…

Training for new European Voluntary Service volunteers

From Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 of August Giulia went to Moletai for her on-arrival training with other volunteers. The training was divided in four days and it aimed to help volunteers to understand the project and clarify any doubts they have. Every day Giulia attended morning language courses to improve her knowledge of Lithuanian.…

New intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights

Jurgita Gurskaitė, a new intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), is a third-year student of World Politics and Economics at the Vytautas Magnus University, faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy. She also spent 6 months abroad under Erasmus+ programme at the University of Bergen in Norway. Her main interest areas are: domestic…

Volunteers experience in LGL organisation

On August 9 the EVS volunteer Giulia went volunteering for a day at the Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) association in Vilnius. The LGL association is the only non govermental organization in Lithuania that represent the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT+). At the moment only seven people work at LGL, but…

Giulia’s experience in Animalt Shelter

On August 8 Giulia went to the Animal Shelter “Lese”, in Vilnius. Lese has a program for homeless cats and dogs and was the first “no-kill” animal shelter in Lithuania. Once she arrived at the shelter the volunteers showed her the place and all the animal in the building then she expained to Giulia the…

Job offers are still discriminatory

For several years, European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) together with the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office have been fighting against discriminatory job offers from the Internet and the press. Unfortunately, they are still being published, falsely favouring specific age group. On 13 July 2018 EFHR approached the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office because of an offer…

New volunteer at Silas School

Giulia is the new EVS volunteer from Italy. She is studying Psychology and would like to major in Developmental Psychology. She has been working in schools and with children both in Italy and in England. Giulia believes that being part of Vilnius Silas School community is a great opportunity to learn more about children with…

Courts work also in summer – next ruling on “w”

On 6 August this year, the Vilnius District Court adopted next ruling on the spelling of names and surnames. The applicant entered into a marriage with a citizen of the United Kingdom, P.J. Warne, however, in the marriage certificate the surname of the applicant was written with the letter “v”. After the adoption of a…