EFHR conducted training for teachers on the ‘Social studies education at schools

The trainings on the topic of social studies education were held at the European Foundation of Human Rights office (EFHR), this year between the 25th and 26th of September. The trainings were organized as a part of the third edition of a project ‘Europeans, Poles, Citizens’. More information about this year’s edition of the project…

EFHR invites history teachers to the “How to teach social studies” training

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) invites history teachers and all those interested to take part in a training session on teaching “social studies” as a subject in Polish schools in Lithuania. The training course will be held from 25-26th September at EFHR’s premises at 103 Liepkalnio Street Vilnius, Lithuania. The two-day training course…

We are inviting you to take part in the “Skills Tandem” project

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) begins a new project entitled “Skills Tandem”, promoting the cultural integration in Vilnius. The educational project is targeted at the youth aged 14-19 years old – Poles, Lithuanians, Russians, Belarusians, Jews, and others. The main aim of the project is to socially integrate the youth of different nationalities…

Poland and Lithuania agreed on a common declaration on minority rights protection

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), which is overseen by Director Professor Tove Malloy, held its Summer School on National Minorities and Border Regions at the beginning of August 2015 in Flensburg, Germany. The course took place in order to review the current situation in Europe and the impact of the situation on national…

EFHR is looking for people to join the project in Budapest!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is looking for 2 people who would like to participate in the project „Fighting right-wing populism in Europe”. We are looking for people over 21 years of age to take part in the „Simulation Game on Right Wing Populism” meeting in Budapest from 29th August – 3rd September this year. The…

EFHR has finished the EVS “Youth for human rights” project

In June of this year, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) completed the long-term EVS project which started in September 2014. The project, called “Youth for Human Rights”, was financed by the European Union within the framework of the Erasmus + programme. For 10 months two volunteers – one from Poland, with “Odra-Niemen Association” as the sending organization and one…

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…