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…

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…

The EFHR goes to Vilnius Cathedral Bell Tower

On the 27th of November 2017, EVS Volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente, Trainees Cormac Flahive, Kamila Kocowska, and Chiara Antonucci, and workers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) took a trip to Vilnius Cathedral Bell Tower. Participants in this trip fully enjoyed their experience visiting this historic monument, containing the oldest clock in Vilnius.…

EFHR taking care about Human Rights- Your Rights!

Changes within national laws field and leaflets including information about society rights are updated by European Foundation of Human Right (EFHR). This time three leaflets have been updated by EFHR. There is available leaflet which provide you with information about the European Foundation of Human Rights – a short review of the organisation established („About…

EFHR representative taking part in training entitled „Learning in EVS”

International training for representatives of organizations dealing with coordination „European Voluntary Service” (EVS) took place between 13-17 of November 2017 in Trakai. European Foundation of Human Right was represented by Agneška Malinauskaitė. During the training, participants received practical advice, also they were able to learn  how to care about volunteers’s talents and how being a…

EFHR celebrating the International Day of Tolerance

On the 16th of November 2017, European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) trainees Cormac Flahive, Kamila Kocowska, Chiara Antonucci, and EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente had the opportunity to participate in the event “Tolerantiška Arbata/ Tolerant Tea”, which was organized by Social Educational Initiatives Centre PLUS. During this event, EFHR trainees and the EVS volunteer…

EFHR’s last training this year about “Human rights in practice”

Our training course “Human rights in practice” took place on the 11th of November 2017. It is the second meeting of the training course about International Law and it was hosted at the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. The training was held in both English and Lithuanian. The training began with a presentation about…

A trip to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

On Monday the 23rd of October, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) arranged another trip to an interesting place in Vilnius. For this month’s trip, EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente and trainees Cormac Flahive and Chiara Antonucci and the workers from the Foundation took a 1 hour guided tour around the Seimas of the…

Interview with EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente

Carmen is an EVS volunteer, participating in “Notice it! Human rights in our daily lives”. She has been working with us for nearly 3 months and will stay for 7 more. We asked her about her experience in participating in the EVS program. How did you learn about EVS and European Foundation of Human Rights?…