Positive disctrimination in Lithuania?

During the most recent visit in Soleczniki (12.08.2015) the President of Lithuanian Republic, Dalia Grybauskaitė, gave a speech in which she again supported the creation of a special development fund for South-East Lithuania. According to the Head of State, this kind of support for the region would improve citizens’ situation, and contribute to eliminating the…

The “Memory, Responsibility, Future” Foundation: invitation to join project

Another project organised by the German “Memory, Responsibility, Future” Foundation (Foundation EVZ – Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft) called “Watch Out: Discrimination! Projects on exclusion then and now” is about to begin. The EVZ Foundation’s project aims at strengthening the relationship between Germany and other European countries, including Lithuania. The “Watch Out: Discrimination!” programme is aimed…

EFHR encourages everyone to visit the Danish Folk University

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is pleased to inform readers about the possibility of a scholarship to one of the Danish Folk Universities. These are special kinds of schools which focus on informal higher education. Learning at the schools is designed to develop passions and interests of students and to prepare them for taking an active…

The liberal R. Šimašius – between words and actions

On 30th June 2015, the District Court of the city of Vilnius adopted the judgement according to which the Civil Registry in Vilnius is obliged to make a change in the marriage certificate of a Lithuanian citizen who married a Belgian – to write in the letter “w”. The court has argued that the private…

EFHR welcomes new trainee

EFHR’s new trainee Sebastian Stein is a fifth year Law student at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany. Currently, he is completing two semesters abroad at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius. His specialization areas, along with human rights, are International Public Law, particularly the Law of the European Union and Environmental Law. Sebastian is from Stuttgart,…

EFHR is looking for people to join the project in Budapest!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is looking for 2 people who would like to participate in the project „Fighting right-wing populism in Europe”. We are looking for people over 21 years of age to take part in the „Simulation Game on Right Wing Populism” meeting in Budapest from 29th August – 3rd September this year. The…

New EFHR team volunteer

Justyna Bielska is a second year MA student at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, studying political science with a specialization in institutions and policy management. She comes from Cieszyn, a border town between Poland and the Czech Republic, and thus, she has always been familiar with another culture. She has also taken part in numerous workshops and…

EFHR team is richer by a new volunteer

Ieva Rudytė is a 4th year law student at Vilnius University majoring in International Law and European Union Law. In July and September she will complete her traineeship at European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) During her studies, she was mostly interested in international law and European Union law, which is closely linked to human…

A new trainee joined our team

Sylwia Grzywacz is a second-year Law and Russian Philology student at the University of Zielona Góra. During her education, she was granted a scholarship and went to study at the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in Moscow. This experience allowed Sylwia to perfect her language skills, to broaden her knowledge of the country’s culture, and…

Interview with Izabella Vajda on her EVS experience at EFHR

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) “Youth for Human Rights” project, submitted by the Foundation as part of the promotional campaign “Youth mobility” in the programme Erasmus +,  is coming to an end. We decided to ask one of our EVS volunteers – Izabella – about her impressions of EFHR and her time in Vilnius.…

EFHR team welcomes a new trainee!

Natalia Patucha is a second year student of European Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow with a specialization in the European Legal System. This will be her second degree. During her studies, Natalia has gained theoretical knowledge of intergovernmental policies and the European processes that take place in the institutions of the European Union. Active participation in research…

EFHR representatives in Zamość: active citizenship through simulation games

From 22nd to 29th May 2015 representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) spent their time in Zamość, a city in southeastern Poland. A training course “Educating Active Citizenship through Simulation Games” took place there, organised by the Volunteer Centre in Zamość. The participants of the workshop included also representatives of other non-governmental…

Be a volunteer at Polish orphanages in Lithuania

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) encourages young people to participate in voluntary projects at Polish orphanages in the Vilnius region. You can take part in the voluntary service from June until September 2015. Voluntary service in orphanages is a great opportunity to help others. This year, EFHR prepared the next edition of the voluntary service,…

EFHR invited for a speech at the International School of Law and Business

The International School of Law and Business (ISLB), under its Erasmus Intensive Programme entitled “Security, Human rights and Democratization/Globalization: New Challenges for the European Union”, invited the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) to give a speech about human and national minority rights on April 30 2014. The EFHR was represented by its intern, Júlio…

EFHR is looking for a new project coordinator

The European Foundation of Human Rights is looking for a new project coordinator (full-time or part-time job). If you are interested in human rights as well as the rights of national minorities this job offer is for you! We offer: creative and interesting job; the possibility to work in an international environment; the possibility to use foreign…

New intern at EFHR

Leszek Jankowski is a graduate of Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius with a bachelor’s degree in Law. During his studies, Leszek took part in three international projects in Poland: ‘Sport 4 life’ and ‘Planet 1st’, organized by the European Foundation for Education and Sport ‘EFES’, within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, as well as…

EFHR is looking for a lawyer

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is looking for new lawyer (full-time/part-time job). The offer is addressed to people interested in human rights as well as the rights of national minorities. We offer: • creative and interesting job; • possibility to work in an international environment; • possibility to use foreign languages at work;…