Jendzej Kovalcuk

Jendzej Kovalcuk is a student at Warsaw School of Economics studying international economic relations. He comes from Vilnius, so during his summer holidays Jendzej decided to join European Foundation of Human Rights.

From July to the end of September Jendzej will hold a research internship at the Foundation for the necessary information for his bachelor thesis on human rights in the Central and Eastern Europe.

Foundation is seeking a Lawyer and a Solicitor

European Foundation of Human Rights is a dynamically evolving organization defending human rights and minority rights in Lithuania.. We are currently looking for a person interested in cooperating with the Foundation as a Lawyer and Solicitor. The person will receive remuneration.Requirements:

  • completing legal studies (Master of Law degree) or  legal training (Solicitor)
  • analytical skills

European Foundation of Human Rights is seeking people interested in the position of an Administrator

European Foundation of Human Rights is a dynamically evolving organization defending human rights and minority rights in Lithuania. We are currently looking for a person interested in the position of administrator and project coordinator.

We offer:

– a creative, interesting and rewarding position in an international environment;

– ongoing personal development through participation in national and international trainings, conferences, internships and workshops.

Welcome to the European Foundation of Human Rights new headquarters!

We are happy to inform that the European Foundation of Human Rights has moved into its new headquarters.

We invite anyone in need of legal advice or wishing to join our Foundation’s traineeship programme to consultations in the spacious, comfortable offices, adjusted to needs of both employees and clients. It is worth to point out that the headquarters’ address has not changed.

European Foundation of Human Rights

103 Liepkalnio Street

Office hours:
Mon. 14.00 -18.00 Tue. 10.00 – 14.00 Wed. 14.00 – 18.00 Thu. 10.00 – 14.00 Fri. 14.00 – 18.00 (or other, after phone registration at the no.: +370 6 91 50 822)

500 LT for naming the people involved in riots following the football matches in Wilno.

As reported by “Kurier Wileński,” after an exhibition game between “Polonia Wilno” and “Žalgiris,” the supporters of “Žalgiris,” supported by Lithunian Neo-Nazis, attacked the supporters of “Polonia Wilno” in front of the stadium’s gate. “Žalgiris” supporters charged shouting “ Lietuva lietuviams!” (Lithuania for Lithuanians); there were also curses and insults from the crowd, directed at the Poles. Despite being outnumbered two to one, and despite police idly standing by,

Aid for children placed children’s homes

European Foundation of Human Rights, along with “CENTRUM KULTURY I EDUKACJI POLSKIEJ PLUS” (Centre of Polish Culture and Education “Plus”), Polish School Joachim Lelewel at Polish Embassy in Brussels, and “Instytut Środkowo Wschodni” (East Central Institute), as well as many kind people from Brussels has run a campaign to help Polish children’s homes in Lithuania under the heading of “DZIECI DZIECIOM” (Kids for kids).

Too much noise about nothing

The dispute over the Tuwim street in the municipality Zejuny continues. Most of the inhabitants of the village nearby Vilnus, wants to remain with the same name. Is this a problem? Unfortunately, yes. Government representative in the district of Vilnius Jurgis Jurkevičius immediately asked for an appeal decision by the government and promised to challenge this decision in court. It is worth to look at the poet, if indeed it is “guilty”?

The European Foundation of Human Rights is contented with the information of resignation of carrying work on new Act on State Language

At 1 June 2012 at Seimas  of the Republic of Lithuania website was placed an announcement reporting of its plans to examine a  project of new version of the Act on State Language and related to the Act changes in particular articles of the Act on Self –Government, the Act on State Language Standards  and the Republic of Lithuania Code of Administrative Violations

The European Foundation of Human Rights is contented with the information of resignation of discussing legal changes, that

Scholarships for Masters courses in Switzerland

The University of Lausanne (UNIL),Switzerland, striving to make higher education available, is offering scholarships for Masters courses for people who have previously graduated from foreign universities.

Candidates should choose one of the Masters programmes offered by UNIL. Unfortunately, Masters courses in Medicine,

Hotels will pay for TV and radio… but a dentist will not!

While detecting it in case of private citizens is not easy, since the authorities cannot simply walk into a house and check whether or not a citizen possesses a radio or a TV set, in case of service providers the officials can demand a license and punish them for illegaly spreading so called phonograms, i. e. copyrighted TV and radio material.

The situation in Lithuania is different,

47 states and one Organisation… the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe has prepared a new education brochure for children under the title ”47 states and one Organisation… the Council Of Europe” which concerns nowaday’s very important issues such as human rights, democracy and the political system of Europe. The brochure is aimed at children aged 12-14, it contains many interesting pictures which illustrate the subject matter of the previously mentioned issues as well as useful information written in a language that is

EFHR Trainee has won the Jonowicz Brothers Contest „My place – Vilnius”

Krzysztof Adam Górski, trainee of the European Foundation of the Human Rights has won the Jonowicz Brothers Contest  „My place – Vilnius. The generation  talks, which aim was to present Vilnius in many kinds of conversations from the perspective people whose ties with the city are strong. To become a participant of the competition all applicants were obliged to submit a literary paper, in audio or video format – performing

Amnesty International criticises Lithuania

Amnesty international, an international organisation working to protect human rights in its 2012 annual report, accused Lithuania of having a passive attitude towards the secret CIA prisons on their territory. According to Amnesty International, the worst fact is that although there is a constant inflow of information about this,

The Youth Assembly 2012 4-8 October 2012 – the European Youth Centre at Strasbourg

We encourage all youngsters in age between 16 -25 to apply for participation    the  Youth Assembly 2012, which will take place at October, 4 -8 , 2012 this year.  Unfortunately, the deadline for applications expires on  May 30th, 2012. the organizers of the following event : the European Youth Foundation and the European Youth Centre. For more information please read:

Cybercrime to be prosecuted all around Europe

Trainee of the European Foundation of Human Rights Ms  Katarzyna Anna Gorgol  (fifth – year students at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin) has launched publication series  published in “The Vilnius Courier” by the article “Cybercrime to be prosecuted all around Europe”. This series of publications is focused on most important rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union approaching to the reader, the importance of legal issues, especially in the Human Rights Law area.

After the Web 2.0 Revolutions: New Media as an Instrument for Change and Democracy?

The European Foundation of Human Rights invites everybody to apply for a series of workshops organised for young journalists of which the title reads: Youth Media Workshop 2012 and to be more precise the workshops will cover matters related to the following topic: “After the Web 2.0 Revolutions: New Media as an Instrument for Change and Democracy?” The workshops will take place in August between the 19th and the 24th.

The European Foundation of Human Rights will take part in the “What about Gender?” training course

On 12 April, the European Foundation of Human Rights encouraged all to apply for participation in the “What about Gender?” training course (more information: http://www.efhr.eu/2012/04/12/szkolenia-co-na-temat-plci/). Applications for participation were open for organizations in all countries of the European Union, the SEE countries (Montenegro,Serbia,Turkey,Moldova,Macedonia,Croatia,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Albania) and the EECA (Eastern EuropeandCentral Asia) countries. After a thorough consideration of all submitted applications, the Appraising Committee selected only 10 best candidates,

„Saw for the Poles” case continued – the prosecution starts an investigation following our intervention.

As we have previously informed, the European Foundation of Human Rights discovered a group on the social networking portal called Facebook, titled “Saw for the Poles” (lit. „Lenkpjūvė”) with a motto that stated “Slaughter the Poles while they’re young!” („Pjauk lenką kol jaunas!”). The group consisted of 23 members who posted comments and statements, which openly encouraged hatred against the Polish minority in Lithuania.

The European Parliament considers the rights of the Polish minority in Lithuania to be a very important matter. Below is Mr. Tomasz Snarski’s account of the Committee on Petitions’ meeting.

The European Parliament Committee on Petitions has held a meeting on the 24th of April 2012 during which the petition submitted by Mr. Tomasz Snarski, in regards to the polish minority’s language rights in Lithuania, was discussed. The European Foundation of Human Rights supported Mr. Snarski’s case (more information can be found here: http://www.efhr.eu/2011/09/15/fundacja-rusza-z-poparciem-dla-inicjatywy-tomasza-snarskiego/). The…