The petition Minority SafePack has succeed

“Minority SafePack” was a petition promoted by citizens that had to be signed for 1.000.000 people all over Europe. It had the aim of collecting the signatures in order to be sent to the European Union institutions and therefore, to start the procedure for becoming a law that would come into force in all European…

EFHR volunteer at the Animal Shelter for a day

On 28th March, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente was volunteering at the animal shelter „Lesė“. This activity is part of the EVS programme, as EVS volunteers can choose another accredited EVS institution for volunteering and collaborating there for one day. At the animal shelter, Carmen had the opportunity to…

Call for hate crimes data submissions to the osce

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is currently collecting data on hate crimes that took place during the past year. The deadline for submission is 30th April 2018 and the results will be published on 16th November. The submissions must fulfil the requirements pointed by the ODIHR. Each incident should consist…

The EFHR submits its alternative report on the implementation of the FCPNM in Lithuania

In 2018 the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has submitted its alternative report about the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCPNM) in Lithuania. Moreover, the report evaluates the implementation of the Framework Convention by the Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. The document has been…

Last opportunity for saving minorities in europe

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) encourages you to sign the Minority SafePack petition to make the voice of national minorities be heard at European Union (EU) institutions. There are still 9 days left for signing the initiative Minority SafePack. Remember that the deadline to support this initiative in order to protect national minorities…

The EFHR team goes to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

On 20th March, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) team went to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, as part of their monthly activities. This time, the EVS Carmen Cara Lorente, the trainee Gabrielius Emilis Graželis and the workers of the EFHR spent nearly 2 hours at this interesting spot of Vilnius.…

Support EFHR – assign 2% of your income tax

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is actively acting towards human rights for over 7 years. In 2017 we organized a lot of trainings for school pupils, students and others, who are interested in human rights. We are continuously working towards prevention of hate speech by developing social consciousness, we actively monitor the cyberspace…

The EFHR celebrates the European Week Against Racism

On 19th March, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) commemorated the ‘European Week Against Racism’ at the Youth Centre of Vilnius Municipality. For the event the EFHR firstly arranged a discussion on the topic “Tendencies of Racism in Lithuania”, which was led by the special guests: Lešek Jankovskij, lawyer from the EFHR, Jelena Jonis,…

The EFHR is organising an event to commemorate the “Week Against Racism”

European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is organising an event on 19 March at 6:30 PM in Youth information centre (Konstitucijos pr. 3, Vilnius) to commemorate the “Week Against Racism” campaign. During this event we will be having a discussion on “Tendencies of Racism in Lithuania”. It will be held in English. Every year, UNITED…

EFHR is looking for an administrator

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is a non-government organisation, established in Vilnius in 2010. EFHR provides legal assistance in cases of human rights violations, organizes various training sessions and actively fights against hate speech on the Internet. More information about organisation‘s activities is available at www.efhr.eu We are currently looking for a new…

EFHR’s newest trainee: Rasa

Rasa Papartytė has previously studied a Bachelor’s in International Relations and Development at Sussex University in the UK. As part of her Erasmus programme, Rasa has spent a year studying at the Complutense University in Spain. During her studies Rasa showed interest in human rights and its violations on a global scale, as well as…

EFHR supports citizens’ initiative “Minority SafePack”

On 1 March 2018, the European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) together with the Faculty of Economics and Information Technology at the University of Bialystok (UWB) in Vilnius organised a meeting to support the European Citizens’ Initiative “Minority SafePack”. attended the meeting, who were committed and actively involved. The meeting was also attended by representatives…

The EFHR has a new team member

Marija Balsevičiūtė is a third year bachelor degree student of Social Policy at Vilnius University. She is mostly interested in Human Rights and therefore, she has opted for volunteering during eight weeks at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). Here she hopes to gain more knowledge in the field of Human Rights and their…

The EFHR goes to Mykolas Romeris University for promoting Minority SafePack.

On 22 February 2018 the EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente and the trainee Gabrielius Emilis Graželis went to Mykolas Romeris University for promoting the initiative Minority SafePack. They spent this day encouraging students to sing this petition and to inform them about it. While signing this petition, students of Mykolas Romeris University have also a…

Lithuania fails again to fufill its reporting obligations

Lithuania has ratified the Convention of on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 10th November 1998 and is therefore required to hand periodic state reports detailing the situation in the country. However, Lithuania has not fulfilled this obligation. Lithuania’s report was intended to be discussed and examined by a Committee of experts, namely the Committee…

Gabrielius: intern from Lithuania

Gabrielius Graželis is a new intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights, he is from Vilnius, Lithuania. His internship lasts two months, from the end of January until the end of March. He is studying English Philology and the Second Foreign Language (French) at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. His interests are languages,…