EFHR commemorated International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism at Vilnius University

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized an event on 9th of November 2015 in the Vilnius University Law building to commemorate International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism. EFHR set up a stall for passers-by to stop and pick up informative materials (pamphlets, posters, postcards, stickers – all provided by EFHR partner organization UNITED).…

EFHR welcomes a new intern

Bartłomiej Derewęda is a student of International and Comparative Law at the University of Lapland which is located on the Polar Circle in Finland. He is currently taking part in a one-year-long student exchange at Mykolas Romeris University as part of the Erasmus+ programme. Bartłomiej is from Opoczno and he is a graduate of the…

International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism

International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism  is an annual day to unite against fascism and racism, in particular anti-Semitism. UNITED for Intercultural Action, which has been active since 1993, began the event to mark the anniversary of ‘Kristallnacht’ (Crystal Night), the first step towards the extermination of the Jewish Europeans by the Nazis on 9…

EVS Project: “Promote diversity, promote human rights”

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is currently hosting two volunteers who were selected for the Erasmus+ and European Voluntary Service (EVS) project “Promote diversity, promote human rights”. The volunteers, Aneta Maciejewska (from Poland) and Leah Nedahl (from the UK), will have the opportunity to develop professional skills, learn about a new culture and enhance…

The long-awaited EFHR conference has finally taken place!

On 23rd of October 2015 the conference “Protection of National Minorities Rights: Five Years Trends”, organized by the European Foundation of Human Rights, took place at Vilnius Municipality. The conference was held in English and Lithuanian with simultaneous translations available for both languages. Its aim was to review minority rights protection in Lithuania, the results achieved…

Ongoing Human Rights Battle – “x” and “w” have the right to exist

The European Foundation of Human Rights brought another action before the Vilnius City Administrative Court concerning the right to privacy protection and respect for family life. The famous poet Adam Mickiewicz’s great-great-grandson, Roman Gorecki-Mickiewicz, asked EFHR for legal assistance in order to protect the rights of his daughter. The client’s daughter was born in Lithuania…

New volunteer at EFHR

Leah Nedahl is a Goldsmiths (University of London) English graduate with a post-graduate NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Originally from Wales, Leah spent her formative years living in Malaga, Spain, with her family. She enjoys living in different places – she has also lived in London, Brighton and Seville – and is looking forward to…

EFHR invites you to attend our “Implementation of international law” training course

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to invite you to a training session introducing international law. The training sessions will be held on 21 October and 25 November of this year. This won’t be the first training course organized by EFHR and hosted by highly-respected specialists in the field of international law. Find…

New volunteer at EFHR

In October Aneta Maciejewska started her ten-month volunteer at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) to take part in the EVS project “Promote diversity, promote human rights.” Aneta graduated from Wrocław University with a BA in International Relations and completed her MA in International Economic Relations at Gdańsk University. During her studies she took…

New Intern at European Foundation of Human Rights

Michał Żłobecki is a student at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He is specializing in international public law, especially EU Human Rights Law. In 2015 he joined the Academy of Young Diplomats, an annual programme hosted by the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, and he opted for the International Security course. For many years Michał…

EFHR invites history teachers to the “How to teach social studies” training

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) invites history teachers and all those interested to take part in a training session on teaching “social studies” as a subject in Polish schools in Lithuania. The training course will be held from 25-26th September at EFHR’s premises at 103 Liepkalnio Street Vilnius, Lithuania. The two-day training course…

New trainee has joined EFHR

Aliona Burakova is a third year student at Queen Mary University of London studying Russian and Politics with a specialization in international relations. Aliona is studying for a joint degree, which allows her to obtain a double qualification in the spheres of political science and translation (English to Russian and Russian to English). Aliona is originally from Vilnius,…

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…