EFHR’s training course at Juodšiliai community’s Social Services Centre

On June 29th the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) held a free of charge training course on hate speech and discrimination. Training course was held at Juodšiliai community’s Social Services Centre. The training course was conducted by the lawyer at EFHR, Lešek Jankovskij. Lawyer introduced Foundation’s activity fields to the audience – an organization…

EFHR held a training course at the International Civic Initiative Centre “Nash Dom“

On 21st June 2018 the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) held a free of charge training course entitled „Hate speech in the cyberspace vs. freedom of speech“ at the Belorussian community centre –  International Civic Initiative Centre “Nash Dom“. Training session was conducted by a lawyer of EFHR, Leszek Jankowski. He presented Foundation’s activities,…

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…

Training course entitled “Rights of National Minorities in the European Union: Theory and Practice” was held on Wednesday

On this year′s May 23rd the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organised a free of charge training course entitled “Rights of National Minorities in the European Union: Theory and Practice”. This year EFHR is implementing the 4th edition of the project “Implementation of International Law” (Wdrażanie prawa międzynarodowego), which is supported by the Embassy…

EFHR invites you to participate in a free of charge training course – „Rights of national minorities in the European Union: theory and practice“

The European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) invites you to participate in a training course on „Rights of national minorities in the European Union: theory and practice“. Training course will be led by Katažyna Mikša PhD, international law and human rights expert and associate professor at Mykolas Romeris University. K. Mikša has over 11 years…

The EFHR attends a training course as volunteering coordinating organization within Erasmus

During the days 16th-21st April the lawyer of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) Lešek Jankovskij, attended a training course about volunteering coordinating organizations within Erasmus. The training took place in Vilnius, Lithuania and was organized by the Lithuanian National Agency and founded by Erasmus+. The attendees were representatives of organizations from different countries…

The EFHR goes to an European virtual reality experience

On 6th April, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) had the opportunity to attend an extraordinary event organised by the European Commission in Vilnius. The event, called “EU SAVES LIVES Virtual Reality Experience” will take place in the capital city of Lithuania from 6th to 15th April. During the event, the EFHR along with…

EFHR volunteer at the Animal Shelter for a day

On 28th March, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente was volunteering at the animal shelter „Lesė“. This activity is part of the EVS programme, as EVS volunteers can choose another accredited EVS institution for volunteering and collaborating there for one day. At the animal shelter, Carmen had the opportunity to…

The EFHR team goes to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

On 20th March, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) team went to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, as part of their monthly activities. This time, the EVS Carmen Cara Lorente, the trainee Gabrielius Emilis Graželis and the workers of the EFHR spent nearly 2 hours at this interesting spot of Vilnius.…

The EFHR celebrates the European Week Against Racism

On 19th March, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) commemorated the ‘European Week Against Racism’ at the Youth Centre of Vilnius Municipality. For the event the EFHR firstly arranged a discussion on the topic “Tendencies of Racism in Lithuania”, which was led by the special guests: Lešek Jankovskij, lawyer from the EFHR, Jelena Jonis,…

EFHR supports citizens’ initiative “Minority SafePack”

On 1 March 2018, the European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) together with the Faculty of Economics and Information Technology at the University of Bialystok (UWB) in Vilnius organised a meeting to support the European Citizens’ Initiative “Minority SafePack”. attended the meeting, who were committed and actively involved. The meeting was also attended by representatives…

EFHR welcomed into Trusted Partner Channel of Facebook

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is proud to announce that we have been welcomed into the Trusted Partner Channel by Facebook. Facebook values deep partnerships with NGOs across the world and created this program in which NGOs related to hate speech and online security can be assisted in monitoring social media. The Trusted…

The EFHR goes to the catacombs of Vilnius Cathedral

On Thursday the 25th of January 2018, EVS Volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente, along with Volunteer Cormac Flahive and workers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), visited the historic catacombs of Vilnius Cathedral. During this trip, participants were able to experience the catacombs of the Cathedral with the help of a  guided tour. They…

The Council of Europe has released an educational game

The Council of Europe has released an educational board game for children. The game is aimed at a child audience of 8-12 year olds, and is directed at instilling values. The game is intended to encourage children to learn the values of the European Union, namely: a fair system of justice, abolition of death penalty,…

The EFHR is organizing the campaign for the Minority SafePack

Minority SafePack is a Citizens’ Initiative that aims to collect one million signature all over Europe. This initiative has a wide variety of policies and a set of legal acts that are aiming at being made into EU law in several fields: regional and minority languages, education and culture, regional policy, participation, equality, audiovisual and…

A lecture on human rights for prisoners of the Prisons in Prawieniszki

On November 29 this year lawyer of the European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) Leszek Jankowski and the intern of the Foundation Kamila Kocowska had the opportunity to conduct a lecture at the Prison in Prawieniszki on human rights. At the beginning the lawyer of the Foundation presented the activities of EFHR – free legal…

Minority youth to call for inclusive and diverse societies

The UN Forum on Minority Issues will take place in Geneva on 30 November and 1 December, with a special focus this year on the role of young people from minorities in promoting inclusive and diverse societies. More than 400 participants are expected at the Forum, which is now in its 10th year. Many young…