New intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights

Jurgita Gurskaitė, a new intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), is a third-year student of World Politics and Economics at the Vytautas Magnus University, faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy. She also spent 6 months abroad under Erasmus+ programme at the University of Bergen in Norway. Her main interest areas are: domestic…

New volunteer at Silas School

Giulia is the new EVS volunteer from Italy. She is studying Psychology and would like to major in Developmental Psychology. She has been working in schools and with children both in Italy and in England. Giulia believes that being part of Vilnius Silas School community is a great opportunity to learn more about children with…

Statement of the European Foundation of Human Rights

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) critically appraises the bill registered in the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania on July 24th 2018. The bill amending Art. 30 of the Education Act No. XIIIP-2413 by representatives of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats: Laurynas Kasčiūnas, Agnė Bilotaitė, and Audronius Ažubalis. The amendment that…

EFHR representative took part in an alternative FIFA World Cup

During the FIFA World Cup, a football club of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius organised an alternative version of the football World Cup – FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 VILNIUS, which took place at the stadium of Salomeja Nėris Secondary School. In the football tournament FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 VILNIUS took part 32 football teams, representing…

New intern at the EFHR

Paulina Kasprzak, a new intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), is a third-year student of European Diplomacy at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Wrocław. She already used her gained knowledge and skills by participating in the „Akcja Dyplomacja“ programme, which was organized by the Foreign Affairs Club at…

The EFHR welcomes a new intern – Olga Chizhevskaya

Olga Chizhevskaya is a third-year student of European Diplomacy at the University of Wroclaw. Her biggest interest are the technical processes that are taking place within the European Union. She is also interested in observing human rights and helping people in unfair situations. Olga believes that the issue of observing basic human rights and freedoms…

Milena Kloczkowska – a new intern at EFHR

Milena Kloczkowska graduated from the fourth year of law at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. She started her professional experience from the first year of her studies, including an internship at the “Lempart Feliński” law firm in Krakow, and then at the law firm “Legal: radcy prawni Kosoń Kupiec Mazurek” in Krakow.…

EFHR topic at the “Būtent“ Discussion Festival

This year, The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) decided to take part in the “Būtent” Discussion Festival for the second time. The festival, which aims to promote a discussion and listening culture, will take place on Birsztan on 7th and 8th September. “Lithuanian language – an overpowered idol or live instrument?” – this is…

Impressions of the EVS project “Notice it! Human Rights in our daily lives”

The EVS project “Notice it! Human Rights in our daily lives” finished on 31st May after running for 10 months. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) had the role of both coordinating and hosting organisation and the International Voluntary Service (IVS) from Great Britain was the sending institution of this project. This project that…

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…