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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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,…

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…