EFHR has chosen the winners of the art contest

EFHR has chosen the winners of the art contest

Posted on December 20, 2016
Dominyka Jakutovič, 8 grade On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, celebrated on the 10th of December, the European Foundation of Human Rights decided to organise a creative art competition for 5th to 12th grade students. The students were encouraged to create an artwork on one of the selected topics related to human rights. The topic chosen for students from 5th to 8th grade was: “We are all different, but we are all equal”. Older students (9th to 12th grade) prepared an artwork on the topic: “Stand up for someone’s rights”. Among 29 artworks sent to the...
International Human Rights Day – new artistic competition for pupils

International Human Rights Day – new artistic competition for pupils

Posted on November 29, 2016
In celebration of the International Human Rights Day on the 10th of December, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to announce a creative art competition for 5th to 8th grade pupils and for 9th to 12th grade pupils. The topic of the competition for pupils from 5th until 8th grade is “We are all different, but we are all equal”, for pupils from 9th until 12th grade the topic is “Stand up for someone’s rights”. Based on these topics, the pupils are asked to use their imagination and become creative by creating an artwork. So artworks could consist of ideas on a...
EFHR competition in honour of the 20th anniversary of EVS - Results

EFHR competition in honour of the 20th anniversary of EVS – Results

Posted on June 21, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a Facebook competition on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the European Voluntary Service (EVS). We invited participants to write a text/poem/song/anything at all promoting EVS and encouraging young people to participate in an EVS programme! We received entries in both English and Lithuanian. We decided to give 1st place to Renata Maželytė for her poem (written in Lithuanian):     Labas rytas, kaip gyveni? Ką veikinėji, kur esi? Dienos vis bėga, laikas nestoja, Ar jį prasmingai Tu išnaudoji? Norėčiau Tau...
EFHR Competition to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of EVS

EFHR Competition to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of EVS

Posted on June 09, 2016
Source: www.europa.eu The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! To honour this special occasion the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is inviting YOU to take part in our Facebook competition! Thanks to EVS, over the last 20 years young people have had the opportunity to volunteer abroad, contribute to a cause they believe in and support the work of NGOs, youth centres, cultural centres and local communities! This is what we want to know from you: How would you convince a young person to take part in an EVS project abroad? You can write a...
Europe Day Poster Gallery at the European Commission Representation in Vilnius

Europe Day Poster Gallery at the European Commission Representation in Vilnius

Posted on May 27, 2016
We are pleased to announce that a number of the posters from our recent EFHR Europe Day competition have been chosen to go on display in a gallery at the Information Centre of the European Commission Representation in Vilnius (Gedimino pr. 16). The exhibition consists of a selection of the poster competition entries, and includes the entry from the Over 13s category winner Ivona Gilevska, (Vilniaus Rajono Kyviškių pagrindinė mokykla), as well as Under 13s winner Gabija Kaulakytė (Kaišiadorių kultūros centras). You can also see the winning entry of our Facebook-favourite voting...
Europe Day – Poster Competition Results

Europe Day – Poster Competition Results

Posted on May 11, 2016
Over 13 category – winners In order to celebrate and promote Europe Day on the 9th of May, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a poster competition. The subject of the works, which were created by using various artistic techniques, was Europe Day, the European Union, European values and diversity.  The interest in the competition went above and beyond our expectations – we received 117 fantastic posters! It has been really difficult, but we have finally chosen the winners! On the basis of the variety of entries we received, we decided to create two age...
EFHR to take part in Europe Day exam

EFHR to take part in Europe Day exam

Posted on May 04, 2016
On Monday 9th May the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) will help to celebrate Europe Day by completing an online test about Europe. ‘The Europe Exam’ is a quiz about the European Union. Candidates will be faced with a set of questions of varying difficulty and these will be concerned with the development of the EU, its activities, the Member States, policies and news. This year, particular attention will be paid to young businesses and migration within Europe. This is a great opportunity for an EFHR employee or intern to be rewarded for their knowledge about...
Europe Day – Poster Competition

Europe Day – Poster Competition

Posted on March 31, 2016
Europe Day is an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe which takes place every year on the 9th of May. Although Europe and the European Union as a whole is facing some serious challenges, we must demonstrate that our common values, such as diversity and respect for human rights, are more important than ever and should not be forgotten! Europe Day is a great occasion to celebrate these values and send a message of positivity to the world. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) will organize various events for this occasion – and we would like to involve you! We want to...
The ceremonial gala celebrating the end of EFHR projects took place

The ceremonial gala celebrating the end of EFHR projects took place

Posted on December 21, 2015
On the 19th December, in the hall of Runmis Hotel (Liepkalnio 103 Street, Vilnius) a ceremonial gala on the occasion of the finale of the third edition of the “Europeans, Poles, Citizens” project took place. The gala was attended by the participants of the project, teachers, guests and people who took part in the art contest “Human rights in the lives of children”. The aim of this year’s “Europeans, Poles, Citizens” project was to introduce a modern Civics teaching programme in Polish in Lithuanian schools. Owing to weekly radio broadcasts on “Znad Wilii” radio and...
"Skills Tandem” and "We Are Similar” projects have finished

“Skills Tandem” and “We Are Similar” projects have finished

Posted on December 01, 2015
The “Skills Tandem” and “We are similar” projects overseen by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) have come to an end. Their aim was to encourage the integration of young people of different nationalities. On 27th November 2015 a formal gala took place at the Runmis hotel during which diplomas and awards were given to all participants of the projects and teachers involved in the organization of integration meetings in the “We are similar” project. The requirement to participate was to form an international group – in the “We are similar” project it had to have...
“We are similar” project is drawing to an end – come to our gala!

“We are similar” project is drawing to an end – come to our gala!

Posted on November 23, 2015
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is delighted to report that the time for submitting artistic works as part of the second edition of the “Jesteśmy podobni” (“We are alike”) project has come to an end. The project aims at improving the social integration of the Polish minority in Lithuania, especially amongst young people, and eradicating negative stereotypes concerning the Polish minority among young Lithuanians. In order to best prepare young people for the competition, thematic-integration meetings have been held each Friday in the hall of the Runmis Hotel. It is...
"Human rights in children's lives" - Art Competition

“Human rights in children’s lives” – Art Competition

Posted on November 16, 2015
In celebration of Universal Children’s Day on 20th November, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to announce a creative art competition entitled “Human rights in children’s lives” and aimed at 5th-8th grade students. We are pleased to inform you that the competition is under the honorary patronage of Mr. Marek Michalak, the Ombudsman for Children. According to Mr Michalak, children should become familiar with their rights, and adults ought to remember that their own rights are not in contrast to those of children, but that both sets of...
Facebook EVS and Erasmus+ competition

Facebook EVS and Erasmus+ competition

Posted on May 11, 2015
Dear Youths of Europe! The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is very happy to invite you to take part in our weekly Facebook competition regarding the European Voluntary Service (EVS), part of the Erasmus + initiatives that allows thousands of young people from all over Europe (and outside Europe) to go abroad and try their hand at a specific profession in their field of interest. The European Voluntary Service (EVS) and Erasmus + programmes can contribute to the success of your future career! The game starts from the 11th of May on our EFHR Facebook page! Have you already taken...
The winners of the project “Europeans, Poles, Citizens” and the competition “Human rights in children’s eyes” have been chosen

The winners of the project “Europeans, Poles, Citizens” and the competition “Human rights in children’s eyes” have been chosen

Posted on December 22, 2014
This year marks the end of the innovative project “Europeans, Poles, Citizens”, carried out by The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). The selection of the winners of the examination in civics as part of the project took place on the 20th of December during a solemn gala at the hotel “Runmins”. More information about the project itself and its course in the previous years can be found on our website in the bookmark “Civics”. During the aforementioned gala, the decision of the art competition for students between 5th and 8th grade “The Rights of Children in Children’s...
A new competition for students – join in!

A new competition for students – join in!

Posted on November 19, 2014
On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, celebrated on 20th November, and of 55th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and 25th anniversary of the enacting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is happy to announce an art contest for students in grades 5-8. The goal of the contest is to: Promote the rights protected by the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Promote the rights and freedoms protected by the Convention for the Protection of Human...
The awards gala for participants of the “We are all alike” competition

The awards gala for participants of the “We are all alike” competition

Posted on November 03, 2014
The “We are all alike” EFHR project has come to an end. On 31st October 2014, at the foundation headquarters, the awards gala for all of the participants of the “We are all alike” competition was held. This was following the “We are all alike” project. Read more about it here. We received 32 works which could be admired at EFHR web gallery  since 6th October. There were 9 essays, 9 drawings, 7 videos, 3 photographs, 3 poems and 1 multimedia presentation. After heated discussion the jury chose the best works and these were awarded the main prize: Marzena Szylak et al. , the...
Winners of  the “We are all alike” competition have been selected!

Winners of the “We are all alike” competition have been selected!

Posted on October 15, 2014
We are happy to inform you that winners of the competition held as a part of the “We are all alike” project aimed at young people from Polish and Lithuanian schools (years 9-12) have been selected. All the works we received can be admired on our web gallery. The choice was not easy to make. The jury was surprised by the variety and high quality of the works. We are glad that the concepts were well thought out. We were also impressed by the effort put in by participants. That is why everyone who took part will be awarded. We will still have a main prize for the winners though. The jury...
The „We are similar” competition is reaching its end

The „We are similar” competition is reaching its end

Posted on October 02, 2014
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to inform you that the deadline for submitting works for the “We are similar” competition (Esame panašūs), organized for the pupils and students of Lithuanian and Polish schools, was 30th September 2014. The project aimed at strengthening social integration of the Polish national minority living in Lithuania, improving the image of Poles and Lithuanians in society and eradicating the negative stereotypes prevailing in the society. Six integration meetings has already taken place during the project. The St. Stanisław Kostka...
EFHR in Polish and Lithuanian schools

EFHR in Polish and Lithuanian schools

Posted on September 19, 2014
The new school year has begun and the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has launched new initiatives to address pupils and students. On 15th September representatives from the Foundation started an intensive series of meetings in schools in Vilnius where children are taught in Lithuanian. The aim of the training is raising the awareness of human rights and civic values such as equality on various levels and freedom of speech and its limits. Since 2011 the EFHR, during lectures, familiarizes students with the initiative against discriminatory comments on the Internet and tells them...
EFHR invites youths to take part in the „Jesteśmy podobni” competition

EFHR invites youths to take part in the „Jesteśmy podobni” competition

Posted on September 11, 2014
„Jesteśmy podobni” project (lit. „We are alike”) is addressed to 9-12 graders in Polish and Lithuanian schools. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) project, began in the spring of this year, consists of two parts: an art competition for youths and a cycle of integration meetings for students. „Jesteśmy podobni” project aims at improving  the social integration of the Polish national minority in Lithuania, improving the image not only of Poles, but also of Lithuanians and at eradicating negative stereotypes among citizens of both nationalities. It is also an...
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