EVS vacancy in Poland!  Volunteering for YOUTH

EVS vacancy in Poland! Volunteering for YOUTH

Posted on January 24, 2017
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 the project: 15th February – 15th June Venue: Kielce, Poland The aim of the project: to increase social participation,especially of young people,  and encourage their active participation in the creation of...
EFHR invites to the Conference on the Overview of National Minorities Rights in Lithuania

EFHR invites to the Conference on the Overview of National Minorities Rights in Lithuania

Posted on October 19, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) invites to the International Conference entitled “The Rights and Expectations of National Minorities in the Context of  Lithuanian and International Law” to be held on 28 October, 2016 to discuss situation of national minority rights. The Conference will provide an opportunity to present the current social and demographic situation of national minorities in the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania) and the level of minority rights protection in terms of international obligations. During the Conference participants will discuss and assess draft...
Series of EFHR trainings in the field of introducing international law have finished

Series of EFHR trainings in the field of introducing international law have finished

Posted on October 03, 2016
On September 29 at Kazimieras Simonavičius University (Kazimiero Simonavičiaus Universitetas) European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) carried out a second part of training course in the field of introducing international law. Information concerning the first part of a training, related to applying international law and European Union law in the issues concerning discrimination in Lithuania, are available, among others, here. Training entitled “Freedom of speech: realization and limitations” was conducted by an attorney Evelina Davidavičiūtė. Within the training course were...
EFHR invites you to attend free of charge training course on„ Freedom of speech: realization and limitations”

EFHR invites you to attend free of charge training course on„ Freedom of speech: realization and limitations”

Posted on September 19, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) which for 5 years has been providing free legal assistance in cases related to infringement of human rights, on 29th of September invites for free training entitled “Freedom of speech: realization and limitations”. It will be the second part of training- the first, held in June was dedicated to application of the international law and the European Union law about the discrimination in Lithuania, more info you can find here and here. The training course will be conducted by attorney Evelina Davidavičiūtė who has been working in her...
The EVS Project "Promote diversity, promote human rights" is about to end

The EVS Project “Promote diversity, promote human rights” is about to end

Posted on August 26, 2016
The project entitled “Promote diversity, promote human rights” which was realized with the partners from Poland (Bona Fides Civic Activity Association) and Great Britain (The English Law Students’ Association ELSA) in the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is about to end. The aim of the project, realized within the Erasmus + program, was improving the level of education concerning the human rights and tolerance, as well as reducing the scale of prejudice among the Lithuanian society. We pursued those goals together with our volunteers: Leah from the UK and Aneta...
EFHR’s ‘Application of international and European Union law in cases of discrimination in Lithuania’ training session has taken place

EFHR’s ‘Application of international and European Union law in cases of discrimination in Lithuania’ training session has taken place

Posted on June 30, 2016
For the past five years, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has been offering free of charge legal advice concerning human rights violations. We have also been organizing training sessions in the same field. On the 29th of June 2016, EFHR organized a free course entitled ‘Application of international and European Union law in cases of discrimination in Lithuania’. Held in the auditorium of the College of Social Studies, the training session on the implementation of international law was conducted by Ewelina Baliko, an EFHR legal assistant who also conducts workshops on...
EFHR training course on “International and EU law implementation in cases of discrimination in Lithuania”

EFHR training course on “International and EU law implementation in cases of discrimination in Lithuania”

Posted on June 23, 2016
EFHR invites you to attend our training course on “International and EU law implementation in cases of discrimination in Lithuania” The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), providing free legal assistance in cases related to discrimination of human rights, would like to invite you to attend a training session introducing “International and EU law implementation in discrimination cases in Lithuania”. The session, which is completely free, will be held on Wednesday 29th of June 2016. The training day will be led by legal assistant Evelina Baliko, who holds discrimination...
EFHR competition in honour of the 20th anniversary of EVS - Results

EFHR competition in honour of the 20th anniversary of EVS – Results

Posted on June 21, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a Facebook competition on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the European Voluntary Service (EVS). We invited participants to write a text/poem/song/anything at all promoting EVS and encouraging young people to participate in an EVS programme! We received entries in both English and Lithuanian. We decided to give 1st place to Renata Maželytė for her poem (written in Lithuanian):     Labas rytas, kaip gyveni? Ką veikinėji, kur esi? Dienos vis bėga, laikas nestoja, Ar jį prasmingai Tu išnaudoji? Norėčiau Tau...
EFHR Competition to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of EVS

EFHR Competition to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of EVS

Posted on June 09, 2016
Source: www.europa.eu The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! To honour this special occasion the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is inviting YOU to take part in our Facebook competition! Thanks to EVS, over the last 20 years young people have had the opportunity to volunteer abroad, contribute to a cause they believe in and support the work of NGOs, youth centres, cultural centres and local communities! This is what we want to know from you: How would you convince a young person to take part in an EVS project abroad? You can write a...
Europe Day Poster Gallery at the European Commission Representation in Vilnius

Europe Day Poster Gallery at the European Commission Representation in Vilnius

Posted on May 27, 2016
We are pleased to announce that a number of the posters from our recent EFHR Europe Day competition have been chosen to go on display in a gallery at the Information Centre of the European Commission Representation in Vilnius (Gedimino pr. 16). The exhibition consists of a selection of the poster competition entries, and includes the entry from the Over 13s category winner Ivona Gilevska, (Vilniaus Rajono Kyviškių pagrindinė mokykla), as well as Under 13s winner Gabija Kaulakytė (Kaišiadorių kultūros centras). You can also see the winning entry of our Facebook-favourite voting...
Presentations for Europe Day

Presentations for Europe Day

Posted on May 18, 2016
Ivona Gilevska, Vilniaus Rajono Kyviškių pagrindinė mokykla On the 10th and 11th of May 2016 our European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers gave two presentations about the European Union and European values for Europe Day (which is celebrated on the 9th May). Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl visited a day care centre, which is a part of SOS vaikų kaimai Lietuvoje (SOS Children’s Villages). The centre is a place for young people and children, especially those who are disadvantaged and at risk of social exclusion, to spend their time. About 15 people aged between 7 and 15...
Europe Day – Poster Competition Results

Europe Day – Poster Competition Results

Posted on May 11, 2016
Over 13 category – winners In order to celebrate and promote Europe Day on the 9th of May, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a poster competition. The subject of the works, which were created by using various artistic techniques, was Europe Day, the European Union, European values and diversity.  The interest in the competition went above and beyond our expectations – we received 117 fantastic posters! It has been really difficult, but we have finally chosen the winners! On the basis of the variety of entries we received, we decided to create two age...
Polish version of Vilnius municipality website created in cooperation with EFHR

Polish version of Vilnius municipality website created in cooperation with EFHR

Posted on April 03, 2016
www.vilnius.lt Thanks to cooperation between EFHR and Vilnius City, which aims at supporting national minorities residing in Vilnius, a Polish version of the local government website vilnius.lt has been launched. EFHR gladly undertakes all activities that are intended to improve communication between the local authorities, national minorities and foreigners. Since August 2015 EFHR has provided information to all clients in four languages: Lithuanian, Polish, Russian and English. Recently another step was taken — a Polish and Russian language version of the website was launched. This was...
Europe Day – Poster Competition

Europe Day – Poster Competition

Posted on March 31, 2016
Europe Day is an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe which takes place every year on the 9th of May. Although Europe and the European Union as a whole is facing some serious challenges, we must demonstrate that our common values, such as diversity and respect for human rights, are more important than ever and should not be forgotten! Europe Day is a great occasion to celebrate these values and send a message of positivity to the world. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) will organize various events for this occasion – and we would like to involve you! We want to...
European Action Week Against Racism Multicultural Events

European Action Week Against Racism Multicultural Events

Posted on March 15, 2016
EVS volunteers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl organized two events over the course of the day and night on Saturday 12th March in Vilnius. The occasion was to celebrate European Action Week Against Racism (12-21 March) – the European-wide UNITED initiative aiming to tackle racism and discrimination. This year the campaign’s theme was ‘Strength in Diversity’. The idea of the event was to encourage diversity and to celebrate multiculturalism – and this goal was definitely achieved. There were only two official events held in...
EFHR to celebrate European Action Week Against Racism

EFHR to celebrate European Action Week Against Racism

Posted on March 08, 2016
To celebrate European Action Week Against Racism (which is taking place between 12-21 March) the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is organizing a day of events on Saturday 12th March in Vilnius. Our EVS volunteers – Aneta and Leah – are planning to hold two events over the course of the day and night to show their support for the European-wide UNITED initiative that aims to tackle racism and discrimination. This year the theme of the campaign is ‘Strength in Diversity’, which links to the project our EVS volunteers are taking part in – ‘Promote diversity, promote human...
Screening of Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom at Beepart Centre

Screening of Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom at Beepart Centre

Posted on March 04, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a film screening of the documentary Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom. The event took place on the 2nd of March 2016 at Beepart Pilaite cultural centre. The event organizers were Leah Nedahl and Aneta Maciejewska, two EFHR EVS volunteers. Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom was directed by Jewgienij Afiniejewski, a Russian-born film-maker who is currently living and working in the United States. The documentary, which was partly produced by Netflix, was nominated for this year’s Academy Awards in the Best...
EVS Mid-Term Training

EVS Mid-Term Training

Posted on February 29, 2016
From February 16th – 20th an EVS mid-term training session took place at the Margio Krantas resort, (a hotel and events complex just outside of Trakai). Leah Nedahl and Aneta Maciejewska, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) volunteers who are taking part in the project “Promote diversity, promote human rights”, attended the course, along with other EVS volunteers in Lithuania. The session, which proved an excellent opportunity to see friends living in other parts of Lithuania and to make new friends, consisted of lots of group activities and fun. Moreover, the session also...
EFHR encourages readers from Lithuania to use the resources of the "Free Readings" portal

EFHR encourages readers from Lithuania to use the resources of the “Free Readings” portal

Posted on February 23, 2016
For a number of years (Free Readings project – free books and reading for everyone!) EFHR has been encouraging readers from Lithuania to use resources from the Free Readings online library which offers publications in many languages including Polish and Lithuanian. The initiative aims to promote legal access to Polish classics as well as foreign literature from school compulsory reading lists. The constantly-growing collection of the Free Readings online library currently contains 4,372 works, including a variety of school texts recommended by the Polish Ministry of Education, which...
European Voluntary Service offers amazing opportunities!

European Voluntary Service offers amazing opportunities!

Posted on February 15, 2016
Are you between the ages of 18 and 30? Do you like new challenges? Would you like to learn more about another country and culture while completing an internship to increase your skills? If the answer to these questions is yes then you should consider taking part in an EVS project. The European Voluntary Service (EVS), as part of the Erasmus + programme, offers eligible candidates the chance to take part in projects abroad. EVS offers young people (from 18-30) the opportunity to volunteer for up to 12 months in another country within or outside of the EU. It affords volunteers the chance to...
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