EVS vacancy in Poland!  Volunteering for YOUTH

EVS vacancy in Poland! Volunteering for YOUTH

Posted on January 24, 2017
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) project is supposed to seek  for development and promotion of local and European volunteering in the city of Kielce and its region through participation in a local project for youth development and  initiatives “Bus Stop for Youth”. The project is  looking for volunteers from Germany, Estonia and Lithuania. Dates of the project: 15th February – 15th June Venue: Kielce, Poland The aim of the project: to increase social participation,especially of young people,  and encourage their active participation in the creation of...
EFHR attended the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating EVS in Lithuania

EFHR attended the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating EVS in Lithuania

Posted on December 06, 2016
Veiklus Jaunimas On the 1st and the 2nd of December 2016 the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating the implementation of projects of European Voluntary Service was held in Anykščiai, Lithuania. The main aim of the meeting was to give an overview of the achievements of the year 2015, to set new targets, to update the handbook for EVS promoters Hopscotch to Quality in EVS and to discuss new initiatives of the European Commission – the European Solidarity Corps and Strategic EVS Projects. The organisators paid close attention to the role of Lithuanian youth in EVS...
EFHR at the training course for the EVS supporters

EFHR at the training course for the EVS supporters

Posted on November 09, 2016
On November 3-7, the employees of organisations implementing the European Voluntary Service’s projects and people cooperating with volunteers from abroad on a daily basis (tutors, mentors), arrived to the little town of Villa Nova de Gaia, Portugal, in order to acquire new skills in implementing such projects. The main aim of the training “SOHO – European Training Course for EVS Support People” was to improve the quality of EVS projects by gaining new competences (knowledge, skills, attitudes). The training focused on several thematic blocks, such as understanding the concept of EVS;...
The EVS Project "Promote diversity, promote human rights" is about to end

The EVS Project “Promote diversity, promote human rights” is about to end

Posted on August 26, 2016
The project entitled “Promote diversity, promote human rights” which was realized with the partners from Poland (Bona Fides Civic Activity Association) and Great Britain (The English Law Students’ Association ELSA) in the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is about to end. The aim of the project, realized within the Erasmus + program, was improving the level of education concerning the human rights and tolerance, as well as reducing the scale of prejudice among the Lithuanian society. We pursued those goals together with our volunteers: Leah from the UK and Aneta...
EFHR’s Visit to the Campanile of St John’s Church

EFHR’s Visit to the Campanile of St John’s Church

Posted on June 29, 2016
Last Friday (17.06.2016) the EFHR team – both staff and volunteers – enjoyed an afternoon excursion to the campanile of St John’s Church in Vilnius Old Town. Our European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl as well as interns Gabrielė Račaitytė and Karina Gędłek thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the highest building in the Old Town. After climbing the 193 wooden steps to the top of the church, we were rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of the city. Closer to terra firma, we were also all fascinated by another highlight of the church:...
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 Europos Parkas Excursion

EFHR Europos Parkas Excursion

Posted on June 19, 2016
Staff and volunteers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) office enjoyed a visit to Europos Parkas on Friday 10th June 2016. Our European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl as well as new interns Gabrielė Račaitytė and Karina Gędłek thoroughly enjoyed the office excursion. We spent the afternoon walking all around the 50 hectare park, which was determined by the French National Geographic Institute to be the centre-point of the European continent in 1989. The park, which is just 17km from Vilnius, is an open-air contemporary art museum,...
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...
Presentations for Europe Day

Presentations for Europe Day

Posted on May 18, 2016
Ivona Gilevska, Vilniaus Rajono Kyviškių pagrindinė mokykla On the 10th and 11th of May 2016 our European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers gave two presentations about the European Union and European values for Europe Day (which is celebrated on the 9th May). Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl visited a day care centre, which is a part of SOS vaikų kaimai Lietuvoje (SOS Children’s Villages). The centre is a place for young people and children, especially those who are disadvantaged and at risk of social exclusion, to spend their time. About 15 people aged between 7 and 15...
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...
Understanding Human Rights - Workshop in Adam Mickiewicz Gymnasium

Understanding Human Rights – Workshop in Adam Mickiewicz Gymnasium

Posted on April 20, 2016
On Monday (18th April 2016) European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) EVS volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl gave a workshop at Vilnius’ Adam Mickiewicz Gymnasium. This is the first in a series of workshops being organized to familiarize young people with human rights and the topic of hate speech. The participants of the workshop were 10th grade students aged between 15 and 16 years of age. After a brief introduction about the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and the European Voluntary Service (EVS) our volunteers encouraged the pupils to share what they know about...
EFHR visits Money Museum

EFHR visits Money Museum

Posted on April 06, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) staff and volunteers visited the Money Museum of Lithuania on Tuesday 29 March 2016. Our European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl as well as Erasmus + intern Przemysław Ogrodnik thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The tour was very interesting and gave our volunteers a great overview of the history of money, as well as the evolution of banking and money in Lithuania. Visitors can learn about the interesting history of money (for example: did you know that the first currencies were cattle and seashells?) and see a...
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...
European Action Week Against Racism Multicultural Events

European Action Week Against Racism Multicultural Events

Posted on March 15, 2016
EVS volunteers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl organized two events over the course of the day and night on Saturday 12th March in Vilnius. The occasion was to celebrate European Action Week Against Racism (12-21 March) – the European-wide UNITED initiative aiming to tackle racism and discrimination. This year the campaign’s theme was ‘Strength in Diversity’. The idea of the event was to encourage diversity and to celebrate multiculturalism – and this goal was definitely achieved. There were only two official events held in...
EFHR to celebrate European Action Week Against Racism

EFHR to celebrate European Action Week Against Racism

Posted on March 08, 2016
To celebrate European Action Week Against Racism (which is taking place between 12-21 March) the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is organizing a day of events on Saturday 12th March in Vilnius. Our EVS volunteers – Aneta and Leah – are planning to hold two events over the course of the day and night to show their support for the European-wide UNITED initiative that aims to tackle racism and discrimination. This year the theme of the campaign is ‘Strength in Diversity’, which links to the project our EVS volunteers are taking part in – ‘Promote diversity, promote human...
Screening of Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom at Beepart Centre

Screening of Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom at Beepart Centre

Posted on March 04, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a film screening of the documentary Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom. The event took place on the 2nd of March 2016 at Beepart Pilaite cultural centre. The event organizers were Leah Nedahl and Aneta Maciejewska, two EFHR EVS volunteers. Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom was directed by Jewgienij Afiniejewski, a Russian-born film-maker who is currently living and working in the United States. The documentary, which was partly produced by Netflix, was nominated for this year’s Academy Awards in the Best...
EVS Mid-Term Training

EVS Mid-Term Training

Posted on February 29, 2016
From February 16th – 20th an EVS mid-term training session took place at the Margio Krantas resort, (a hotel and events complex just outside of Trakai). Leah Nedahl and Aneta Maciejewska, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) volunteers who are taking part in the project “Promote diversity, promote human rights”, attended the course, along with other EVS volunteers in Lithuania. The session, which proved an excellent opportunity to see friends living in other parts of Lithuania and to make new friends, consisted of lots of group activities and fun. Moreover, the session also...
European Voluntary Service offers amazing opportunities!

European Voluntary Service offers amazing opportunities!

Posted on February 15, 2016
Are you between the ages of 18 and 30? Do you like new challenges? Would you like to learn more about another country and culture while completing an internship to increase your skills? If the answer to these questions is yes then you should consider taking part in an EVS project. The European Voluntary Service (EVS), as part of the Erasmus + programme, offers eligible candidates the chance to take part in projects abroad. EVS offers young people (from 18-30) the opportunity to volunteer for up to 12 months in another country within or outside of the EU. It affords volunteers the chance to...
EFHR Parliament Excursion

EFHR Parliament Excursion

Posted on February 03, 2016
Staff and volunteers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) office took the morning off on Friday 29 January to visit the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) and enjoy a tour of these important buildings. It was the first visit to the Lithuanian Parliament for European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl as well as intern Bartłomiej Derewęda. The tour was very interesting and gave our volunteers a great overview of the history of the Seimas as well as the recent history of Lithuania. During the tour we looked at the original Constitution from 1992,...
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