International Brain Battle for The European Week Against Racism

This year the European Foundation of Human Rights, together with ESN Vilnius University and “No labels” organized an international quiz as part of the European Week Against Racism to make a public stand against racism and in support of a society characterized by respect for human dignity. The aim of the event was to raise…

EFHR visiting the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

On Friday, 15th March 2019, the team of EFHR visited the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania on their work outing. Together with their mentor Monika, the interns Alessandra, Elisa, Jędrzej Jakub and Lorena, were given a one hour guided tour of the most important buildings and rooms, namely the Seimas Plenary Chamber, the Hall…

Lecture on hate speech at John Paul II gymnasium

Lawyers of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) were invited to give a lecture to the students of John Paul II gymnasium on Wednesday, January 23rd of 2019 about human rights and hate speech on the Internet. They tackled the general fields and areas of the Foundation’s work regarding human rights and hate speech,…

Discussion at the National Human Rights Forum

On December 10th of 2018, marking the International Human Rights Day, the National Forum on Human Rights (NFHR) was held in Vilnius for the first time. This year discussions focused on the theme of opportunities. During the Forum specialists of various fields disscused the situation of human rights in Lithuania, also welcomed the public to…

Lecture on human rights at Vilnius Salininkai gymnasium

On Monday, December 3rd of 2018 representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) visited the Vilnius Salininkai gymnasium, where they delivered a lecture to pupils from 7 to 11 grades and their teachers on human rights and hate speech. Foundation’s lawyer Monika Guliakaitė briefly outlined the activities of the Foundation, key areas for…

International Day for Tolerance November 16th, 2018

November 16th marks the International Day for Tolerance. Its annual observance day was declared by UNESCO in 1995 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. Since then, the day is annually observed by The United Nations to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative…

EFHR conducted training for human rights defenders from Belarus

2018 October 16 Leszek Jankowski, a lawyer from the European Human Rights Foundation (EFHR), was invited to conduct a training on legal regulation against discrimination in Lithuania, as well as tools to combat hate speech, hate crimes and other challenges faced by the Foundation. The training was attended by specialists from non-governmental organizations, state institutions…

EFHR discussion „There is no place for racism in football“

Yesterday, 11th of October European Fundation of Human Rights held a debate on “There is no place for racism in football”, during which was a discussion about tolerance limits, athletes’ experiences, the Equal Opportunities Office practice in combating discrimination, and the case law of the European Court of Justice in similar cases. Audience also sought…

Learning History of Lithuanian through virtual reality: EFHR at Telia Nemuziejus

On Friday 12th of October 2018, trainees from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and one EVS volunteer from Silas School visited Telia Vilnius History Nemuziejus, where it is possible to learn history of Lithuania and old Vilnius through new age technologies.  The museum, located in the city centre, offers an innovative and original…

The EFHR discussion in Birstonas – Insights and Summaries

In September 8th,  The European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) participated in the discussion festival “Būtent!” in Birštonas, where made a debate on topic  “Lithuanian language – is an idol or a alive instrument?”. Mark Adam Harold, Member of the Vilnius City Municipal Council, Audrys Antanaitis, Chairman of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language,…

Training Course “Hate Speech Fighters” in Bulgaria

The Project “Hate Speech Fighters” was held in Bansko, Bulgaria from 11 until 18 September 2018. European Foundation of Human rights’ (EFHR) lawyer Leszek Jankowski and intern Jurgita Gurskaitė took place in this training course. The project involved youth workers from 10 countries (Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Estonia, Romania, Lithuania, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Bulgaria).…

EFHR would like to invite you to take part in a free training “The Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: International Standards and their Significance”

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to invite you to take part in a training called “The Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: International Standards and their Significance”. The training will be conducted by Dr Fernand Varennes – an extraordinary professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria and Cheng Yu…

Training for new European Voluntary Service volunteers

From Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 of August Giulia went to Moletai for her on-arrival training with other volunteers. The training was divided in four days and it aimed to help volunteers to understand the project and clarify any doubts they have. Every day Giulia attended morning language courses to improve her knowledge of Lithuanian.…

Volunteers experience in LGL organisation

On August 9 the EVS volunteer Giulia went volunteering for a day at the Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) association in Vilnius. The LGL association is the only non govermental organization in Lithuania that represent the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT+). At the moment only seven people work at LGL, but…

Giulia’s experience in Animalt Shelter

On August 8 Giulia went to the Animal Shelter “Lese”, in Vilnius. Lese has a program for homeless cats and dogs and was the first “no-kill” animal shelter in Lithuania. Once she arrived at the shelter the volunteers showed her the place and all the animal in the building then she expained to Giulia the…

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…

EFHR training in Niemenczyn

On July 24 this year there was a free training at the Multifunctional Culture Center in Niemenczyn (12 Švenčionių street, Nemenčinė, Vilnius region), conducted by the European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR). The topics of the training were: hate speech, the spelling of names and surnames, and denial of discrimination. The training was conducted by…