Series of training seminars for orphanage workers concludes

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to announce the conclusion of a series of training seminars for workers at children’s homes in Šalčininkai and Pabradė. EFHR cooperates with children’s homes by organizing lectures on human rights, holding charity campaigns for the children, and recruiting volunteers to work at children’s homes. Starting at the…

EFHR invites you to enter our short stories competition!

The IEMed and the Anna Lindh Foundation have launched a call for participation in the seventh edition of the international literary competition of short stories and tales “Sea of Words”, aimed at young people from the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area. The ‘Sea of Words’ Literary Competition focuses on cross-cultural understanding through the promotion…

EFHR representative at UNOY training

On April 28th to May 3rd in the Hague (the Netherlands) the “Storytelling for peace” workshop took place during which participants had an opportunity to master their storytelling skills in order to build world peace. Dorota Skoczyk, a representative of the European Foundation of Human Rights, also took part in the workshop. Its aim was…

EFHR invited for a speech at the International School of Law and Business

The International School of Law and Business (ISLB) under its Erasmus Intensive Programme entitled “Security, Human rights and Democratization/Globalization: New Challenges for the European Union” invited the European Foundation of Human Rights to give a speech about human and national minority rights on April 30 2014 . The EFHR was represented by its intern, Júlio…

Charity campaign for orphanages organized by EFHR

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is very glad that we had an opportunity to wage a charity campaign in the orphanages in Vilnius and in the Vilnius region. During the Easter holidays, EFHR representatives visited children from orphanages in Šalčininkai, Pabradė, Nemenčinė and Antakalnis. The children received gifts paid for by private donors. The heads of…

EFHR at the International Academic Conference

On 9th April the international academic conference entitled  „The home Europe: European political thought and the challenges of the XXI Century“, took place. The event was organized by the Polish Association For Political Thought [Polskie Towarzystwo Myśli Politycznej] and the Association of Scientist Poles of Lithuania [Stowarzyszenie Naukowców Polaków Litwy]. Considering the current topics that…

A New movie of Council of Europe

The Council of Europe, the organization working on the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy, the rule of law and cooperation between all EU member countries, has made a film about its activities. The film reveals that the Council of Europe (CE) acts to improve the quality of life of over 800 million people living…

Educational session in Budapest

From the 16th to the 23rd of March the international educational session ‘ Be active, be open, be YPA!’ in the European Centre of Youth in Budapest took place. It was organized by the Youth Peace Ambassadors Network in collaboration with the Youth Division of the Council of Europe. Dorota  Skoczyk, our EFHR representative,   took…

EFHR starts a new project: ‘We are similar’

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is happy to inform you about the start of a new project for students – ‘We are similar’. One of the major aims of the project is to deepen the integration of the Polish national minority community living in Lithuania, improve the image of both Poles and Lithuanians…

EFHR lecture for German students

On March 15 2014, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a lecture about the situation of national minorities in Lithuania. The lecture was addressed to 20 students and 2 teachers from Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany. The students of the European study programme have a project about national minorities in Lithuania and…

EFHR taking part in a project in support of Social Cohesion

We are glad to announce that the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has qualified for participation in the international one year project for the support of social cohesion „Exercising our Rights!- Developing new tools in support of Social Cohesion”. All the activities and tools developed will be in the scope of such thematic areas…

EFHR at the ceremony of Mickūnai’s Day

Mickūnai’s Day was celebrated on 2nd March 2014 in Mickūnai. The arms and the flag were sanctified at the ceremony. The European Foundation of Human Rights organized the trip to Mickūnai to allow everyone there to become familiar with EFHR, inform residents about human rights and discrimination, as well as answer questions related to legal issues.…

EFHR at the “We Together” charity concert

The charity concert „We Together” took place on 23rd February at the House of Polish Culture. A lot of national minority bands performed at the concert, inter alia Polski Zespół Pieśni “Tumelianka” (Polish Band of Songs “Tumelianka”), Rosyjski Zespół Folklorystyczny “Bylina” (Russian Folkloristic Band “Bylina”), Białoruski Zepsół Folklorystyczny “Switanak” (Belorussian Folkloristic Band “Switanak”) and many…

Final Ceremony of EFHR Competitions

On December 21, a final gala of a student competition entitled ‘How do you understand Human Rights?’ and a summary of the project ‘The Europeans, Poles, Citizens’, organised by the European Foundation of Human Rights (ECHR) was held in the aula of a Runmis hotel. Implementation of the project the ‘Europeans, Poles, Citizens’, addressed to…

EFHR marks the International Human Rights Day with a training

To mark the International Human Rights Day, on December 19 and 20 the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) held an open lecture and training in the field of human rights and international law. The training was given by a distinguished lawyer and expert in international law, professor Fernand de Varenness. During the lecture, which…

EFHR offers psychological and legal support to children’s homes

Representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) have frequently cooperated with children’s homes in Lithuania. Since the Foundation’s main focus is on national minorities, special attention has been paid to those institutions, where stay children belonging to such groups. Among other activities, we organised lectures and meetings for children with Dr Laura Koba…

EFHR invites for a free training!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is pleased to invite you to an International Human Rights Training Session on 19th and 20th of December 2013, during which participants will have the opportunity to deepen their practical and theoretical knowledge of European and International Human Rights law. The training is provided by human rights expert Dr Fernand…

Welcome to the grand final of the EFHR competition!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) cordially invites all participants of the project ‘Europeans, Poles, Citizens’ and the participants of the competition for children  ‘How do you understand Human Rights?’, together with their parents, teachers and friends for the gala, which will be held on December 21, 2013 at 13:00 in the hall of…

Artists sing about patriotism – an occasion to talk about human rights

On November 30, well-known female singers from Poland performed at the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius, to celebrate the Polish Culture Days. The concert formed a part of the ‘Cursed Girls’ music project, and artists sang about the post-war fates of men and women of the Polish resistance movement. The European Foundation of Human…

EFHR at international conference „Combating hate crime in the EU”

The Conference of Fundamental Rights was organised within the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This year’s edition entitled „Combating hate crime in the EU” took place on 12th and 13th November in Vilnius. Over 400 participants, including experts in the field of international law, representatives of European Union offices and institution,…