EFHR – a part of the active UNITED network

On 14th – 19th October 2015 in Budapest, a representative from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) took part in the international conference UNITED “#YOUACT: YOUth ACTivism shaping our Intercultural Europe”. Regarding the current situation in Europe, where nationalist parties are polling highly, and racist rhetoric and intolerance (often disguised as economy-related arguments) are…

EFHR Training Session: “Implementation of International Law”

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) held a free training session on the “Implementation of International Law” today which was attended by 70 people. The training was led by Professor Ireneusz Cezary Kamiński, lawyer, sociologist, university lecturer at Jagiellonian University and from July 2014 an ad hoc judge for the European Court of Human Rights…

EFHR ‘PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES RIGHTS: FIVE YEAR TRENDS’ Conference

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) will hold its “Protection of National Minorities Rights: Five Year Trends” conference on October 23 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The aim of this conference is to provide an overview of certain issues such as the protection of minority groups in Lithuania as well as to summarize the work of our…

EFHR attended an international conference on minorities in Romania

The Conference on “Patterns of Integration of Old and New Minorities in a Europe of Complex Diversity” took place at Sapientia Hungarian University in Cluj-Napoca on 8-9 October 2015. It was not the first time EFHR has visited Sapientia University. In October 2012 European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) took part in the conference on…

New volunteer at EFHR

Leah Nedahl is a Goldsmiths (University of London) English graduate with a post-graduate NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Originally from Wales, Leah spent her formative years living in Malaga, Spain, with her family. She enjoys living in different places – she has also lived in London, Brighton and Seville – and is looking forward to…

EFHR invites you to attend our “Implementation of international law” training course

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to invite you to a training session introducing international law. The training sessions will be held on 21 October and 25 November of this year. This won’t be the first training course organized by EFHR and hosted by highly-respected specialists in the field of international law. Find…

New volunteer at EFHR

In October Aneta Maciejewska started her ten-month volunteer at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) to take part in the EVS project “Promote diversity, promote human rights.” Aneta graduated from Wrocław University with a BA in International Relations and completed her MA in International Economic Relations at Gdańsk University. During her studies she took…

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,…