EFHR is looking for a lawyer

The European Foundation of Human Rights is looking for a new lawyer. The offer is addressed to people interested in human rights as well as the rights of national minorities. We offer: o a creative and interesting job; o the possibility to work in an international environment; o the possibility to use foreign languages at work;…

EFHR is looking for a new employee – Project Coordinator

The European Foundation of Human Rights is looking for a new employee for the position of Project Coordinator. The offer is addressed to people interested in human rights and the rights of national minorities. We are looking for an ambitious person, someone who is eager to learn and improve themselves. A strong knowledge of law and accountancy…

Become a trainee at EFHR and take part in free training courses

If you find yourself an active person, you are over 18 and would like to take part in training courses for young leaders, apply for a traineeship at EFHR. You will have the possibility of taking part in free, 7 day long training courses which will take place this year in Poland at the end of May.…

Regarding broadcasting time for national minorities

Recently, Lithuanian Public Television announced that in the new season, television programming will include more programmes in Russian. At the same time, the duration of the Polish programme “Vilnius Album” has not changed. EFHR believes the changes to be discriminatory to the Polish minority. According to the last census, 6,6% of Lithuanian residents declare themselves…

A new volunteer at EFHR

Natalia Starzec holds a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies in English and is a third year Law student at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. During her studies she has participated in numerous international projects and gained her first professional experience at simultaneous translation. In 2013 she spent three months in Ukraine doing…

EFHR has a new volunteer

Filip Król is an M.A. student of International Relations at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Filip has many interests, particularly issues related to national minorities in Eastern Europe. Filip’s dream is to find the factors influencing the perception of cultural diversity in societies of Eastern Europe. As an idealist, he believes that all tensions between societies are an…

EFHR warmly welcomes the declarations of Vilnius mayoral candidates

The sixth meeting of the Polish Discussion Club (Polski Klub Dyskusyjny) took place at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University on January 15th. During the meeting there was a debate between Vilnius mayoral candidates. The upcoming elections are crucial as this will mark the first time that voters will directly choose the…

EFHR is looking for new employees!

The European Foundation of Human Rights is looking for new employees for the positions of: Administrator Project Coordinator The offer is addressed to people interested in human rights and the rights of national minorities. We are looking for an ambitious person who wants to learn and develop, and who has some computer skills. Legal and accountancy…

International Human Rights Day at Mykolas Romeris University

On the 10th of December, representatives of Amnesty International (AI), the International Student Association (ISA) of Mykolas Romeris University and the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) co-organized an International Human Rights Day at Mykolas Romeris University to honour the 66th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General…

New trainee of the EFHR

Konrad Oleszczuk is a University of Warsaw graduate student with a M.A. in Law and a B.A in Liberal Arts. He has also participated in student exchange programmes at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. Moreover, he has graduated from a one-year programme of American Law co-organized by the University of…

International Volunteer Day

On December 5th, 2014 we celebrated International Volunteer Day. On that occasion, Saltes organization hosted an event in Vilnius centre. Our EFHR Erasmus+ volunteer also took part in the event. The main purpose of the event was to promote volunteering. The volunteers of European Voluntary Organization promoted and informed Vilnius citizens about the variety of…

Grants for cultural projects for national minorities

The Lithuanian Ministry of Culture has announced a call for projects aimed at promoting the cultures of national minorities. Legal entities working in a cultural field in Lithuania could receive partial financial support (up to 80%) for projects which are signed between 15th November and 15th December 2014. This year financial grants will be allocated…

Hidden traps in the Constitutional Act on the State Language

On 18 November 2014, the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania held a press conference on ‘The erroneous interpretation of the Constitutional Act on the State Language’, in which the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) asked some fundamental questions. Back in July this year, the EFHR presented the opinion on the draft law, indicating…

EFHR starts a new initiative on the radio

On the 17th of November of this year, a new initiative of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) will begin – a series of radio programmes about human rights. The project “EFHR consults” is designed to increase knowledge of human and national minority rights for listeners of the Polish radio “Znad Wilii”. The aims of the project…

EFHR fights against Racism and Anti-Semitism

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) wishes to express its concerns regarding the growing success of extreme right nationalist parties in recent parliamentary elections across Europe. Our foundation strongly believes that these tendencies must be stopped and actions must be taken in order to prevent the repeat of historical events like the terrible persecution of…

Establishment of Department of National Minorities is a chance for a better future

On 10th November the Strategic Planning Committee of the Government of Lithuania discussed the idea of creating a Department of National Minorities. They have decided that this government department will begin working from July 2015. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) supports this idea, especially as it is compatible with what the Council of Europe has already suggested. The Council criticized Lithuania for…

Become an intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights

The European Foundation of Human Rights is a public non-profit organization based in Vilnius. It was founded in 2010 as a reaction to an increase in the number of violations of human rights and the rights of national minority groups in Lithuania. The main aim of our actions is the promotion of the activities of citizens and…

The awards gala for participants of the “We are all alike” competition

The “We are all alike” EFHR project has come to an end. On 31st October 2014, at the foundation headquarters, the awards gala for all of the participants of the “We are all alike” competition was held. This was following the “We are all alike” project. Read more about it here. We received 32 works…

A new European Foundation of Human Rights team member

Magdalena Gryciuk is a lawyer. She has worked with a number of international organizations in the field of project management and legal aid. In her work she always has in mind the Latin aphorism Ius est ars boni et aequi, meaning the law is the art of goodness and equity. She is particularly interested in international…