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…

A new competition for students – join in!

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…

EFHR invites you to free training on human rights!

On December 3rd 2014, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like you to come to  a free training seminar on human rights entitled: “How to Balance National Law and International Law: Theory and Practice”. During the seminars, one of the world’s leading experts on human rights, Fernand de Varennes, Ph.D will try to…

EFHR starts a new initiative on the radio

On the 17th of November of this year, a new initiative of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) will begin – a series of radio programmes about human rights. The project “EFHR consults” is designed to increase knowledge of human and national minority rights for listeners of the Polish radio “Znad Wilii”. The aims of the project…

EFHR fights against Racism and Anti-Semitism

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) wishes to express its concerns regarding the growing success of extreme right nationalist parties in recent parliamentary elections across Europe. Our foundation strongly believes that these tendencies must be stopped and actions must be taken in order to prevent the repeat of historical events like the terrible persecution of…

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

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…

The participants of the human rights project visited EFHR

On 28.10.2014 in the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), there was a meeting with 25 participants of the international human rights project organized by Youth EPICenter. Participants of the meeting, coming from places as far and wide as Croatia, Latvia, Macedonia, Great Britain and Italy, listened to a lecture titled “EFHR as a leading non-governmental…

Training for new European Voluntary Service volunteers

“On-Arrival Training” was organized in Bebrusu Dvaras between 15-18 October 2014 for new participants of the European Voluntary Service in Lithuania. Some 20 people from 7 countries took part in the training session, among them two volunteers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is an international volunteer programme funded by the European…

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

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.…

Learn English with EFHR!

We have started an extremely interesting project! The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has come  up with the idea of creating a website www.nauka.efhr.eu where people learning English or those who are planning to but are not able to can practice the language for free. With a bit of motivation you will start to speak,…

Meeting with OSCE expert on national minorities at the EFHR HQ

On 13th October 2014 the expert on national minorities, Veronika Kristikove OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), visited the EFHR HQ. During the meeting the OSCE expert initiated a discussion regarding problems which national minorities in Lithuania have to face, like spelling of names and surnames, bilingual topographical names and the education of…

New trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights

Hungarian Izabella Vajda is a recent graduate from the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po Paris) where she studied European and International Law. Throughout her university education, Izabella has been interested in national minority rights and minority related issues. After her graduation, she worked at the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union…

EFHR’s lectures in schools

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) had the honour to lead a series of 15 courses on discrimination and hatred in the contemporary world. Meetings were held on 15-30 September. They were attended by over 500 students from grades 8-12 and 20 teachers from Lithuanian schools in Vilnius and in the Vilnius region. The courses were…

The „We are similar” competition is reaching its end

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,…