The EFHR in Medininkai

The historical gala “Odyssey of Soldier” was held in Medininkai on 11th August in order to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the January Uprising of 1863. In connection with this, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized the trip do the Medininkai Culture Centre in order to celebrate this special day and to acquaint…

International Human Rights Training is over

The International Human Rights Training, organised by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and held in English, finished on August 6. The training was conducted by prominent law experts: dr Fernand de Varenness, dr Elżbieta Kuzborska, and dr Łukasz Wardyn. During the training, which took place on August 5 and 6, 2013, the participants…

Free training on International Human Rights!

The European Foundation of Human Rights is pleased to invite You to International Human Rights Training on 5- 6thof August 2013, during which participants will have the opportunity to deepen their practical and theoretical knowledge on European and International Human Rights law. During the training case law from European Court of Human Rights and Court…

„Second Step“ in Moldova

In the beginning of June European Foundation of Human Rights participated in “Second Step” organized by Danish United Nations Association in Moldova, “country of Miracles”.  Promoters from Romania, Georgia, Denmark, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Moldova were invited to attend a 10 – days training, based on non – formal learning, which objectives were to strengthen democracy…

EFHR’s workshops at schools in May

The lectures were given by dr. Łukasz Wardyn – an expert in international law dealing with issues connected to human rights and national minorities. During the lectures, key issues, such as the notion of democracy and its faces in the today’s world, the importance of election and voting and of being an active citizen were…

Europe Day Celebration

Every year on the 9th of May we celebrate Europe Day. And this year was no exception. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a trip to Vilnius city centre (Łuskiski plac), in order to celebrate this day. We set up a stall, which attracted the attention of many passersby, including tourists and Vilnius…

Anti-Hate Speech Movement Training

The Department of Youth of the Council of Europe would like to invite all young internet activists interested in cases of human rights violations, violence in general, aggression, discrimination and racism to apply for participation in a series of free training courses that are set to take place between February 2013 and March 2014 in…

We encourage you to participate in international training courses in Poland!

Estonian Foundation Noored Ühiskonna Heaks offers trainings entitled ‘CoexEast’, which will take place in March 13 – 20 this year in Bielsko-Biała, Poland. CoexEst – is an international project with the primary objective to analyse the problems of discrimination and xenophobia in a globalised world.  There will be also discussed other topics such as intercultural…

EFHR in Porto – “What about Gender” training course

Between the 23rd of November and the 1st of December, an organisation specialising in hosting  courses related to inter-cultural dialogue called ConnectART, held a training course in Porto (Portugal) named “What about gender” (Co na temat płci). Almost 30 participants from 10 European countries took part in the training, who represented various NGOs. Lithuania was represented by two trainees of the EFHR, Kamil Szwarc and Krzysztof Górski and also an employee of our organisation, Zbigniew Malewski.

Summary of recent training (23rd-24th of November)

On last Friday and Saturday, the European Foundation of Human Rights organised free training sessions on Human Rights, in Vilnius’s Władysław Syrokomla’s College. The course’s participants were mainly teachers but the event was also attended by students of local universities and colleges.

The training was led by specialists in the field of Human Rights – Dr. Laura Koba, Dr. Łukasz Wardyn and Professor Wiesław Wacławczyk.

EFHR on trainings in Finland

On 12-17 November 2012 in Finland, a conference was held titled “Wake Up Europe: It’s Time to Act! Creative approaches to tackle discrimination”. The aim of this conference was to share the latest strategies and practices in the “European movement against discrimination”.

The conference included the plenary sessions, working in groups, lectures, workshops, presentations, debates,

“Conducting cases of violation of human rights in the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union – the procedure and formal requirements” – in English

The European Foundation of Human Rights is pleased to invite you to a subsequently training (the first one was conducted on 19 October 2012 ), during which participants will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union as a practical tool for conducting cases of violation of human rights  as well as Case law analysis from European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union. 

EFHR took part in the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism

International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism  – is an annual commemoration of the Jews killed in the Nazi Germany during ‘Kristallnacht’ (Crystal Night) pogrom that occurred on the 9th of November 1938, commemorated internationally since 1989. Since 1995 the commemoration is coordinated by the biggest in Europe charity organisation against nationalism, fascism and racism – UNITED for Intercultural Action which takes action mostly for migrants and refugees.

More representatives of EFHR at “What about Gender?” training courses.

In April this year the European Foundation of Human Rights was encouraging the youth to take part in a training course called “What about Gender?” (More info at: http://www.efhr.eu/2012/04/12/what-about-gender/?lang=en). It is worth mentioning that applying for participation was available to all organizations from all of the EU countries, the SEE countries (Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Moldova, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania) and the EECA (countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia).

Lithuanian edition of the Council of Europe education pack “Rights and Freedoms in practice” is now available for distribution!

The European Foundation of Human Rights has produced the Lithuanian edition of the education pack “Rights and Freedoms in Practice” (“Teisės ir laisvės praktikoje“), which lavishly illustrates the European Convention on Human Rights and exquisitely depicts the function of the European Court of Human Rights.

After the long-lasting process of translating and drawing up, the Foundation received 4000 printed volumes for distribution, part of which will be delivered to the biggest

Trainings about human rights are over.

At the abode of the foundation of human rights were held the trainings about the violation of human rights at the European court of human rights and at the court of Justice of the European union on 19-20 th October of 2012. The training covered the topics from the formal and procedural points of view.…

The European Foundation of Human Rights organized a lecture in the Mykolas Romeris University!

September, 27th The European Foundation of Human Rights organised a lecture in the Mykolas Romeris University for the fourth year students of Public Administration about the non- governmental organizations (NGO) and law regulations in Lithuania.

During the lecture, students learnt more about the law regulations concerning the NGOs basing on the law on Public Institutions in Lithuania, article 2, part 1. (“A public institution is a non-profit organisation, founded

European Foundation of Human Rights at the harvest festival in Soleczniki!

European Foundation of Human Rights informs that it took part in the harvest festival in Soleczniki on September 16th. The festival was organized by the local government and Culture Centre in Soleczniki.

The agricultural fair attracted many visitors, among them also Poles. Thanks to it the Foundation attracted great interest among the participants of the event. It traditionally handed out leaflets on human rights  (http://www.efhr.eu/ulotki/) and other Council of Europe’s and EU’s brochures

Free legal advices at the Odyssey of the Polish Army Festival in Medininkai

European Foundation of Human Rights is pleased to announce that on 12 August 2012 at the Odyssey of the Polish Army Festival in Medininkai was giving free legal advices. The Festival was organized by the Vilnius Branch of the ZPL and the Polish Club of Theatre Arts.

Stand of the Foundation draw a lot of interest. Everyone interested could read our leaflets (http://www.efhr.eu/ulotki/) and other brochures of the Council of Europe and European Union on human rights.

Lecture series on human rights

This month, EFHR organises a series of lectures on human rights, whose main recipients are

students from Polish secondary schools. Lectures have already been given at the junior high school under the name of John Paul II in Vilnius, school under the name of S. Moniuszko in Kowalczuki, trocki secondary school, school under the name of J.I. Kraszewski in Vilnius, as well as the junior high school under the name of R. Kalinowski in Niemież. Tomorrow, on 14th