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…

EFHR visiting the orphanage in Pabradė

On the 22nd of May 2017 representatives of EFHR Leszek Jankowski and Ewelina Baliko visited orphanage in Pabradė. Guests had chance to talk to kids and give them gifts. It has been first visit of EFHR after reorganization of educational care facilities, that is why meeting was a great chance to check the conditions kids…

Polish Television in Lithuania – where does it head?

Project of broadcasting TV programs from Poland as a counterbalance for propaganda distributed by Russian channels has been announced by the May 3 Group in Seimas in Autumn last year. Politicians agreed that inhabitants of Vilnius Region need an access to polish informative broadcasts, but Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre (Telecentre) prepared two projects of…

‘Free Reading’ project popularity is growing

EFHR has been encouraging readers from Lithuania to use internet library https://wolnelektury.pl/ already for some years. ‘Free Reading’ is a Modern Poland Foundation project carried and cooperated with National Library, Silesian Library and Elbląg Library under the patronage of Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as of Polish Writers’…

Police cannot tell the difference between Polish and Soviet Union flag

On the 2nd of May, as a part of celebrating the day of the Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad and the day of the Polish flag, Mrs. Lilia Kiejzik displayed the polish flag on her balcony. Soon after that, police officers came and demanded her to hide the flag, without any explanations. It has been…

EFHR has been with you already for 7 years – help us grow

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is actively acting towards human rights. In 2016 we organized a lot of trainings for school pupils, students, companies and seniors. We also organized two international conferences on national minorities and spelling of names and surnames. We are continuously working towards prevention of hate speech by developing social…

CERD concluding observations on Lithuania

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is a body of independent experts, which monitors implementation of the United Nation’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by periodic country report procedure. On 6 January 2016, the CERD released its concluding observations on the combined sixth to eighth periodic reports…

Joanna is a new volunteer from Poland

Joanna Andrecka is a third year student of law at the University of Lodz In Poland. Currently she is studying at the Vilnius University, as a part of the six-month Erasmus exchange.  In the course of her studies, she had an opportunity to be acquainted with the broad spectrum of law areas that is implied…

The EFHR continued campaigning against hate speech at the Vilnius International School

Friday 14th of October was another great day in campaigning against hate speech. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) representatives Ewelina Baliko and Maximilian Gallo were entitled to give a lecture on hate speech crimes at the Vilnius International School. The lecture tackled many important questions such as: what is hate speech, how to…

A new Intern at the EFHR from Germany

Maximilian Gallo studies cultural studies and cultural politics in international comparison at the University of Hildesheim. With the Bachelor Plus Program he will spend two semesters in Vilnius, working as an intern for four month and studying at the Vilnius University for one semester. Working on research projects in Uganda, the Netherlands and for art…