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;…

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…