Impressions of a EVS volunteer at the “Šilas” school

European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to share an experience from our wonderful volunteer! How did you first learn about EVS? I learnt about EVS from a friend of mine. He is volunteering in Finland in project related to refugees. When I finished my studies in Spain I thought it would be a…

URGENT! CALL FOR PARTICIPANT FROM UK!

European Foundation of Human Rights presents: EVS Project „Notice it! Humans rights in our daily life“ (project No. 2016-3-LT02-KA105-005005).

Mobility period: 10 months, from 2017-08-01 till 2018-05-31.

Please send your CV to info@efhr.eu

For more information, please check the EFHR EVS Volunteer page and European Commission webpage

First impressions of the Šilas School taking part in the programme “Erasmus +”

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has been implementing and coordinating the projects of EVS and other organizations for several years. We do everything to make volunteers feel at home. We are extremely happy that we can share the experience of our partners – the Šilas Special School in Vilnius. The Šilas Special School…

EFHR’s trainings for the pupils from Ukraine in the Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski’s Secondary School in Vilnius.

27th June of this year, representative of European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), Ewelina Dobrowolska and our trainee Justyna Tupikowska conducted the training in the Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski’s Secondary School in Vilnius. The participants of this trainings were student and teachers from Ukraine and representatives of Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski’s Secondary School. During trainings the participants…

EFHR discussing ‘Effective reaction to crimes on hatred grounds’

On the 15th of June representatives of EFHR Leszek Jankowski and Ewelina Dobrowolska participated in discussion ‘Effective reaction to crimes on hatred grounds’ organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The meeting aimed to improve effectiveness of institutions and state organizations in liquidation of crimes on hatred grounds. The opening speech was done by the…

EFHR in discussion on equality – how is it promoted by market titans?

On the 12th of June a discussion took place in Seimas ‘Companies promote equality and why should it be implemented’ in which participated the representative of EFHR Agnieszka Malinauskaite as well as representatives of various companies. The conference began with speech of deputy Aušrinė Armonaitė, the chairman of temporary council of women, Agneta Skardžiuvienė, Spokesman…

EFHR on the meeting with representatives of Facebook and Google

On the 23rd of May representatives of EFHR Leszek Jankowski and Ewelina Baliko took part in organized discussion by the Ministry of Justice, between representatives of media, IT, national institutions and representatives of society about stopping hate speech on social media. The meeting raised the subject of prevention, effectiveness, troubles caused because of content that…

EFHR visiting the orphanage in Pabradė

On the 22nd of May 2017 representatives of EFHR Leszek Jankowski and Ewelina Baliko visited orphanage in Pabradė. Guests had chance to talk to kids and give them gifts. It has been first visit of EFHR after reorganization of educational care facilities, that is why meeting was a great chance to check the conditions kids…

EFHR took part in international youth exchange ‘Let’s stop hate speech’

On days 21-29 of April in Wierzchosławice administrative district an international youth exchange ‘Let’s stop hate speech’ took place. Representatives of Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria participated in it. One of the aims was to answer the question, where is the border between freedom of speech and hate speech and how tolerant…

EFHR trainings in Kaunas

On the 17th of May the lawyer of EFHR Leszek Jankowski carried out training course for the participants of ‘Make Love Speech’. The project aims to broaden the knowledge on intolerance, promote human rights and support ‘No hate speech’ in Lithuania. Representative of EFHR had a chance to introduce participants to current situation of hate…

Continuation of the cooperation of EFHR and UNITED

On days 7-12 of April 2017, in a small Melnik town placed 30km from Prague (Czech Republic), a conference organized by UNITED called ‘Rewind Radicalization – building up strategies against extremism’. Leszek Jankowski was the representative of EFHR and spoke about radicalization process in Lithuania. One of the biggest problems in Europe is radicalization. Main…

EFHR meeting NGO representatives as a part of fighting hate speech

On the 10th of April in NGO Avilys main office a meeting of NGO representatives took place to fight hate speech. National Institute for Social Integration (Nacionalinis socialinės integracijos institutas) was hosting the meeting. The meeting was attended by representatives of EFHR Agnieszka Malinauskait, Virginija Prasmickait, the representative of Civil Liberties Union for Europe Kristina…

Trainings for students at the John Paul II Gymnasium

On 22nd, 24th and 31st of March representatives of European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) Leszek Jankowski and Ewelina Baliko delivered at the John Paul II Gymnasium in Vilnius. The purpose of this trainings was to familiarise young students about EFHR, possibilities of traineeship and volunteering, introduce youth to hate speech phenomenon and cases of…

EFHR hosting a discussion ‘United or divided: racial discrimination in Lithuania’

On 23rd of March European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a discussion called ‘United or divided: racial discrimination in Lithuania’. Agnieszka Malinauskaitė, the administrator of EFHR, introduced activities of the Foundation recalling about giving the unpaid legal support, about the campaign against hate speech and discrimination by cooperating with Equal Opportunities Ombudsman, organizing trainings…

EFHR training at Kyviškės Primary School

On Monday, February 27th 2017, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) was honored by invitation for the second time at the Kyviškės Primary School. Attorney’s assistant Ewelina Baliko, lawyer Leszek Jankowski and Agnieszka Malinauskaitė conducted training about the activities of the EFHR – opportunities for traineeship and volunteering, the phenomenon of hate speech, discrimination…

Another lecture by EFHR in Vilnius International School

On Tuesday, February 21st in the Vilnius International School Ewelina Baliko and Agnieszka Malinauskaitė – the representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) delivered a lecture devoted to human rights and hate speech (Human rights in daily life). At the beginning Agnieszka Malinauskaitė presented briefly the Foundation’s activities – free lawyer’s assistance to…

EVS vacancy in Poland! Volunteering for YOUTH

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) project is supposed to seek  for development and promotion of local and European volunteering in the city of Kielce and its region through participation in a local project for youth development and  initiatives “Bus Stop for Youth”. The project is  looking for volunteers from Germany, Estonia and Lithuania. Dates of…

EFHR has chosen the winners of the art contest

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, celebrated on the 10th of December, the European Foundation of Human Rights decided to organise a creative art competition for 5th to 12th grade students. The students were encouraged to create an artwork on one of the selected topics related to human rights. The topic chosen…