First meeting of the ‘Nights with a documentary’ project behind us!

On 28 May this year, in The House of Polish Culture (DKP), the first screening as part of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) run project ‘Nights with a documentary’ took place. We wrote about the goals of the project here. We started this series of documentary nights with the public service ad ‘Experiment…

An invitation to the screening of documentary films!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) invites all cinema fans to a screening of three films: “Carpathian Roma from the Poland-Slovakia Borderland”, “Experiment Translation” and “Ethnic Kitchen.” The aim of the meetings under the project “Evenings with Documentary Films” is, among other things, to cultivate awareness of human rights, including the rights of minorities, and…

Facebook EVS and Erasmus+ competition

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…

Project ‘’Educating Active Citizenship through Simulation Games’’

The European Foundation of Human Rights is participating in the project ‘’Educating Active Citizenship through Simulation Games’’. Young leaders from France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey will be able to participate in the seven-day training course. The training will take place from May 22-29 in Poland (Zamość). The accommodation for participants will…

The youth against racism – together in diversity!

On the 20th of March, at Vincas Kudirka square in Vilnius, an event was held as part of The European Week Against Racism organized by the European Foundation of Human Rights. The participants of the event had the possibility of taking part in many interesting games connected with promoting diversity. Everyone could pose for a photo…

European Day of Action Against Racism at M. Romerio University

On 18th of March representatives of Amnesty International (AI), the International Student Association (ISA) of Mykolas Romeris University and the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) co-organized a conference to honour the European Week of Action Against Racism. EFHR is happy to announce that the European Day of Action Against Racism at Mykolas Romeris University…

European Action Week Against Racism – join us!

Every year from 14th-22nd March the European Action Week Against Racism takes place. This is organized by inter-governmental organization UNITED in cooperation with other inter-governmental organizations, community organizations, schools and local communities. UNITED promotes many methods of participation in the European community and recommends those interested to find out more by visiting the website WeekAgainstRacism.eu.…

EFHR on Mickuny’s Day

On the 15th of February representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) once again attended the annual celebration in Mickuny – one of many places in Vilnius Region where numerous national minorities live. The foundation’s stall attracted many residents. They were free to familiarize themselves with information materials on human rights and opportunities…

Nationality in passport entry – step by step

In accordance with the changes in Lithuanian passport law on January 1st 2015 there is a possibility to record one’s nationality in a passport. We have already written about this issue before – here and here. The media have recently been reporting on difficulties related to the procedure of entry itself. Therefore we have decided to…

Another successful year in terms of raising awareness about human rights!

Once again, the year 2014 turned out to be very productive with a lot of trainings organized by European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). Their topic concerned broadly defined both human and civil rights and liberties. EFHR realizes how serious and important the issue of human rights is and how little society knows about it…

International Human Rights Day at Mykolas Romeris University

On the 10th of December, representatives of Amnesty International (AI), the International Student Association (ISA) of Mykolas Romeris University and the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) co-organized an International Human Rights Day at Mykolas Romeris University to honour the 66th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General…

International Volunteer Day

On December 5th, 2014 we celebrated International Volunteer Day. On that occasion, Saltes organization hosted an event in Vilnius centre. Our EFHR Erasmus+ volunteer also took part in the event. The main purpose of the event was to promote volunteering. The volunteers of European Voluntary Organization promoted and informed Vilnius citizens about the variety of…

EFHR has conducted workshops on human rights in Polish schools

The European Foundation of Human Rights  (EFHR) would lke to inform you about our workshops on the international protection of human rights  which took place from November 26th tol December 3rd in five schools in Vilnius and the Vilnius Region. October saw the last cycle of workshops at schools – 15 workshops were prepared for over 500 students.…

Record-breaking number of participants at EFHR’s training!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) had the honour of hosting the training seminar “How to Balance National Law and International Law: Theory and Practice” on December 3rd, 2014. The seminar was chaired by Fernand de Varennes, one of the world’s leading experts on human rights. During the training session participants discussed practical issues of…

EFHR at the The Polish Culture Days

On 28-30th November 2014, in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius, The Polish Culture Days were held. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) played an active role in these activities. Several hundred people attended The Polish Cultural Days. During the celebration people like Alice Węgorzewska, Barry Manilow and the group “Army of Children” attended. The exhibition “John Paul II -Polonia Semper Fidelis” was also running at the same time. At the EFHR stand educational materials,…

International conference on Human Rights in Poland

The international scientific conference entitled „The principle of proportionality and Human and Civil Rights in the legal systems of the EU Member States” took place on the 14th-15th of November, in Walbrzych, Poland. The event was organized by the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education of Walbrzych. The objective of the seminar was…

EFHR helps children from orphanages

On 20th November people all over the world celebrate Universal Children’s Day. Today marks the  55th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Rights of the Child and the 25th anniversary of the enacting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Therefore, the European Foundation of Human Rights wants to draw attention to…