Mayor of Vilnius thanked the EFHR

This year a solemn meeting took place in Vilnius on January 9, during which the Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius awarded the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and other organizations, institutions, volunteers and enterprises gratitude letters for their cooperation. For the second time, EFHR received gratitude from the Vilnius City Municipality for its contribution…

The Council of Europe has released an educational game

The Council of Europe has released an educational board game for children. The game is aimed at a child audience of 8-12 year olds, and is directed at instilling values. The game is intended to encourage children to learn the values of the European Union, namely: a fair system of justice, abolition of death penalty,…

The EFHR is organizing the campaign for the Minority SafePack

Minority SafePack is a Citizens’ Initiative that aims to collect one million signature all over Europe. This initiative has a wide variety of policies and a set of legal acts that are aiming at being made into EU law in several fields: regional and minority languages, education and culture, regional policy, participation, equality, audiovisual and…

Minority youth to call for inclusive and diverse societies

The UN Forum on Minority Issues will take place in Geneva on 30 November and 1 December, with a special focus this year on the role of young people from minorities in promoting inclusive and diverse societies. More than 400 participants are expected at the Forum, which is now in its 10th year. Many young…

The ODIHR releases data on hate crimes for the year 2016

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published on 16 November 2017 hate crime data for 2016 on their website.  The ODIHR operates via the submission of human rights related data by its 44 participating states. This Office collates this data and utilises it to provide support and expertise to its participating…

EFHR celebrating the International Day of Tolerance

On the 16th of November 2017, European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) trainees Cormac Flahive, Kamila Kocowska, Chiara Antonucci, and EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente had the opportunity to participate in the event “Tolerantiška Arbata/ Tolerant Tea”, which was organized by Social Educational Initiatives Centre PLUS. During this event, EFHR trainees and the EVS volunteer…

EFHR’s last training this year about “Human rights in practice”

Our training course “Human rights in practice” took place on the 11th of November 2017. It is the second meeting of the training course about International Law and it was hosted at the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. The training was held in both English and Lithuanian. The training began with a presentation about…

Cormac Flahive: Trainee from the UK

Cormac Flahive is a new trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) from the United Kingdom. He has previously studied a Master’s in Politics at Swansea University and has an active interest in the field of human rights as it relates to political development, particularly in the area of the political rights of…

Intern from Italy

Chiara is Italian and she studies law at the University of Salento. She has been always interested at international issues and she developed her interest during academic studies. She spent a semester in Greece as an Erasmus student and she studied at the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. During this period abroad she has studied International…

EFHR has a new EVS Volunteer from Spain.

Carmen is a Spanish new EVS volunteer who has studied Law and Political Science as undergraduate and Master’s in International Relations. She has been studying both in Spain and in Great Britain. Joining European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and the project ‘Notice it! Human Rights in our daily life’ is a great opportunity to…

Why the results of this year’s secondary school certificates aren’t optimistic?

The results of the secondary school certificates are already known. In 2017 the state exam of Lithuanian language and literature passed 89.04% of this year’s high school graduates. In schools with Lithuanian as a teaching language the probability of passing the exam was 89.5%, and in schools of national minorities – 80.74%. The difference between…

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…

“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…

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…

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…