EFHR discussion „There is no place for racism in football“

Yesterday, 11th of October European Fundation of Human Rights held a debate on “There is no place for racism in football”, during which was a discussion about tolerance limits, athletes’ experiences, the Equal Opportunities Office practice in combating discrimination, and the case law of the European Court of Justice in similar cases. Audience also sought…

EFHR invites to debate “There is no place for racism in football”

The European Foundation of  Human Rights  (EFHR) is organizing a debate on ” There is no place for racism in football “, which will take place on October 11 in Vilnius Youth Information Center. This discussion is part of the worldwide „Fare Network“  Action Week activities, which aims to stop discrimination and racism in football…

The EFHR discussion in Birstonas – Insights and Summaries

In September 8th,  The European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) participated in the discussion festival “Būtent!” in Birštonas, where made a debate on topic  “Lithuanian language – is an idol or a alive instrument?”. Mark Adam Harold, Member of the Vilnius City Municipal Council, Audrys Antanaitis, Chairman of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language,…

Another surname with “w” will appear in the Lithuanian Population Register

Vilnius City District Court on October 1 made another decision on the original spelling of personal names. The Lithuanian citizen, who appealed to the court, in  2015, in the United Arab Emirates,  married a British citizen and took her husband’s surname „Newman“ . The Civil Registry Office of the Legal Department of the Vilnius City…

New EFHR leaflets about hate speech, hate crimes and non-discriminatory job advertisements

European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has prepared new leaflets in 4 languages about hate speech, hate crimes, and non-discriminatory job advertisements, financed by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland under the project ‘EFHR – active, supportive, and visible centre of free legal advice’. The information about hate speech, hate crimes, how to recognise…

The court has made a decision – “Jacquet” instead of “Žakė“

After examining the case of the records of surnames of a children with dual citizenship in the records of civil status, Vilnius city District Court has decided to oblige the Civil Registry Office to change the surnames of children from “Žakė” to its original surname “Jacquet”, and to issue a birth certificate. In the French…

Training Course “Hate Speech Fighters” in Bulgaria

The Project “Hate Speech Fighters” was held in Bansko, Bulgaria from 11 until 18 September 2018. European Foundation of Human rights’ (EFHR) lawyer Leszek Jankowski and intern Jurgita Gurskaitė took place in this training course. The project involved youth workers from 10 countries (Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Estonia, Romania, Lithuania, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Bulgaria).…

EFHR would like to invite you to take part in a free training “The Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: International Standards and their Significance”

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to invite you to take part in a training called “The Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: International Standards and their Significance”. The training will be conducted by Dr Fernand Varennes – an extraordinary professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria and Cheng Yu…

EFHR discussion at the “BŪTENT!” Festival

The “BŪTENT!” Festival, which is organized for the second time, will be held on 7-8 September in Birsztany, and is a free event. The festival aims to contribute to the creation of a democratic society, encouraging the involvement of citizens, developing a level of tolerance, encouraging discussion of important issues and problems, thereby improving the…

EFHR welcomes a new intern from italy: Rebecca

Rebecca Venuto is a new Italian trainee that will be welcomed at the EFHR from the beginning of September to the end of December. She is recently graduated in International and Diplomatic Science at University of Trieste in Italy and she is going to pursue her postgraduate studies in International Law and Human Rights in…

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…