The 27th touristic rally of Poles in Lithuania is already behind us!

On 4 and 5 July of this year in Święciański Region, in the Abiełoragi village (Obelu Ragas) the 27th Touristic Rally of Poles in Lithuania took place. Same as last year the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) also took part in this event with its employees giving information to the participants about the extensive…

Interview with Izabella Vajda on her EVS experience at EFHR

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) “Youth for Human Rights” project, submitted by the Foundation as part of the promotional campaign “Youth mobility” in the programme Erasmus +,  is coming to an end. We decided to ask one of our EVS volunteers – Izabella – about her impressions of EFHR and her time in Vilnius.…

MEPs defend schools of national minorities in Lithuania

On 10 June 2015, 60 MEPs from 13 member states of the European Union representing all political fractions signed a protest letter to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Algidras Butkevičius. The letter was a form of protest against worsening of the situation of national minorities in Lithuania, especially in terms of protection…

The project ‘Evenings with the documentary’ has finished!

On  June 11th in the House of Polish Culture, the third and last film from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR)’s ‘Evenings with the documentary’ project was shown. For this final part of the project we watched ‘Ethnic Kitchen’. This film is a project from director Aistė Ptakauskė, who, together with the main characters from the film,…

EFHR conducted online freedom of speech training courses

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is very glad to inform readers that another cycle of workshops, conducted in Polish and Lithuanian schools from 22nd May to 3rd June this year, was a huge success. In total, 170 students and teachers took part in our initiative. We started the workshops by indicating what freedom of…

The EFHR held educational events in a care facility

On the 5th of June the representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights held educational events entitled “International Protection of Human Rights” for 32 workers of the Dontuva care facility. The participants of the meetings were informed not only about the international jurisprudence regarding the disabled people but also about the domestic practice. At…

Children’s day with EFHR at DKP

You say „children“? We say „rights“! Children’s Day cannot go without the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR)! Accordingly, the foundation honoured Children’s Day at the Dom Kultury Polskiej (DKP) on the 5th of June with various activities for children organized. We are happy to say that the event was a great success and fun was…

EFHR’s third edition of the charity campaign for Polish orphanages

On May 29th 2015 representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) distributed gifts for children from an orphanage in Podbrodzie. These gifts were purchased thanks to financial contributions made by the Belgian Polish Diaspora. EFHR would like to cordially thank the Belgian Polish Diaspora, especially the staff of the European Commission for the…

EFHR representatives in Zamość: active citizenship through simulation games

From 22nd to 29th May 2015 representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) spent their time in Zamość, a city in southeastern Poland. A training course “Educating Active Citizenship through Simulation Games” took place there, organised by the Volunteer Centre in Zamość. The participants of the workshop included also representatives of other non-governmental…

Continuation of ‘Nights with a documentary’ film screenings project

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 started the series of nights with the documentary with the public service ad ‘Experiment Translation’, created for the Lithuanian Centre for…

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.…