EFHR attended the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating EVS in Lithuania

EFHR attended the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating EVS in Lithuania

Posted on December 06, 2016
Veiklus Jaunimas On the 1st and the 2nd of December 2016 the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating the implementation of projects of European Voluntary Service was held in Anykščiai, Lithuania. The main aim of the meeting was to give an overview of the achievements of the year 2015, to set new targets, to update the handbook for EVS promoters Hopscotch to Quality in EVS and to discuss new initiatives of the European Commission – the European Solidarity Corps and Strategic EVS Projects. The organisators paid close attention to the role of Lithuanian youth in EVS...
EFHR at the training course for the EVS supporters

EFHR at the training course for the EVS supporters

Posted on November 09, 2016
On November 3-7, the employees of organisations implementing the European Voluntary Service’s projects and people cooperating with volunteers from abroad on a daily basis (tutors, mentors), arrived to the little town of Villa Nova de Gaia, Portugal, in order to acquire new skills in implementing such projects. The main aim of the training “SOHO – European Training Course for EVS Support People” was to improve the quality of EVS projects by gaining new competences (knowledge, skills, attitudes). The training focused on several thematic blocks, such as understanding the concept of EVS;...
EFHR participated once again in the conference UNITED

EFHR participated once again in the conference UNITED

Posted on November 06, 2016
On 26 and 31 October this year, in Macedonia, right next to the picturesque town of Ohrid, a representative of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) took part in an international conference organized by the UNITED network under the title: ” LIVING TOGETHER: Transform a Divided Past Into Our Common Future ”. Considering the problems currently afflicting Europe, the UNITED decided once again to organize an anti-racism conference, which was attended by (several) dozens of people,  representing non-governmental organizations from more than 30 countries. The main...
EFHR invites you to the conference “Jurisprudence in Central and Eastern Europe: Work in Progress 2016“

EFHR invites you to the conference “Jurisprudence in Central and Eastern Europe: Work in Progress 2016“

Posted on September 12, 2016
The Annual Conference of the Central and Eastern European Network of Jurisprudence (CEENJ), entitled “Jurisprudence in Central and Eastern Europe: Work in Progress 2016”, which is organized by the Faculty of Law, Mykolas Romeris University in collaboration with Lithuanian Bar Association, will be held for the first time in Lithuania on September 11-14, 2016 in MRU LAB, Didlaukio st. 55, Vilnius. The official conference language is English. This year the CEENJ conference is dedicated to the scientific contribution of Israel’s professor and justice Aharon Barak who was born in Lithuania...
Trainings on human rights in public institutions

Trainings on human rights in public institutions

Posted on August 24, 2016
The awareness and knowledge of the human rights among the Lithuanians is weak. We wrote about it here. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) wanted to know what actions do the public institutions take to raise awareness of human rights. EFHR asked them for information about the organized training courses on the subject of human rights. The situation among the public institutions seems to be a little better than at the universities – the trainings about human rights or subjects directly associated with them are organized. In the years 2012-2015, the Department of Public Service...
EFHR concerned about the lack of knowledge about the protection of human rights

EFHR concerned about the lack of knowledge about the protection of human rights

Posted on August 17, 2016
In 2014, on order of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublikos Teisingumo Ministerija) an opinion poll dedicated to research the level of knowledge about the protection of human rights was conducted. The study shows that only 21% of respondents believes that they have enough knowledge to protect their rights. 34% indicated that they do not have that knowledge at all. 30% of the answerers claimed that they would like to get more information regarding the human rights. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) willing to examine the attitude of the...
EFHR invited to OSCE workshops

EFHR invited to OSCE workshops

Posted on July 14, 2016
On the 12th and 13th July the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) organized workshops in Vilnius devoted to tackling the issue of hate speech. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is pleased to have received the invitation from OSCE and was very pleased to be able to take part in the workshops. Ewelina Baliko represented EFHR at the workshops, during which crimes motivated by hate and discrimination were discussed. At the meeting, participants gained an in-depth knowledge of the problems faced when...
Protecting Minority rights using theatre as a tool

Protecting Minority rights using theatre as a tool

Posted on May 26, 2016
The training course „Minority Rights in Europe – Play and Change“ was organized by the Roma Youth Centre for youth workers, leaders and trainers working in local communities in Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, Portugal, Macedonia, Italy, Turkey, Germany and France. The course took place between the 11th and the 19th of May 2016 in the small, beautiful city of Struga in Macedonia. The main objectives of the project was to gain theatre skills necessary for understanding the needs of socially excluded and marginalized young people such as: minorities, migrants, asylum seekers,...
EFHR took part in the SNPL’s Conference devoted to the rights of national minorities

EFHR took part in the SNPL’s Conference devoted to the rights of national minorities

Posted on May 03, 2016
wilnoteka.lt/Bartosz Frątczak From the 28th– 30th of April in Vilnius, The Association of Polish Academics in Lithuania (SNPL), together with the University of Bialystok Faculty of Economic-Informatics (Lithuania branch), and the Institute of National Security of the Pomeranian Academy in Slupsk organized an international, cross-disciplinary, scientific conference titled “National Minorities – an Opportunity, a Challenge, or a Threat to National Security” (see the full agenda). During the conference, the representative of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR)...
”Dialogue of cultures or a source of conflicts —problematic aspects of national minorities in Europe” conference

”Dialogue of cultures or a source of conflicts —problematic aspects of national minorities in Europe” conference

Posted on April 28, 2016
On the 21st and 22nd of March 2016 at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) in Olsztyn, the Polish National Science Conference “Dialogue of cultures or a source of conflicts — problematic aspects of national minorities in Europe” took place. The conference was organized by the Institute of History and International Relations UWM in Olsztyn and the Scientific and International Relations Student Society “Inter Gentes”. The objective of the conference was to present and discuss the different aspects of issues of national minorities in Europe. The...
EFHR accounts on the conference on education rights of national minorities in the Hague

EFHR accounts on the conference on education rights of national minorities in the Hague

Posted on April 27, 2016
On the 20th and 21st April, the High Commissioner for National Minorities of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe organized a conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Hague recommendations on the educational rights of national minorities. A month ago, during a meeting with representatives of the High Commissioner in Vilnius, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) received a personal invitation to the conference. EFHR was represented by legal assistant Ewelina Baliko. During the conference, experts from the field of education, the NGO sector and...
Invitation to submit abstracts to CELA

Invitation to submit abstracts to CELA

Posted on March 23, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to inform you about an upcoming conference, organized by the Civic Education Lecturers Association (CELA). CELA is calling for the submission of abstracts for the Second International Conference on the State of Civic Education in Post-Soviet Countries: from Formal to Informal Practices. The main aim of the conference, which will be held on May 20-21 in Tbilisi, Georgia, is to invite educators, researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, and other interested individuals to explore theoretical frameworks related to civic education,...
ECMI Summer School 2016

ECMI Summer School 2016

Posted on March 22, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to inform you about the 2016 European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) Summer School.  The summer school, in partnership with the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, will offer an intensive training programme on minority issues. The one week course, which will run between 29 August and 4 September 2016, will provide participants with a thorough knowledge of minority issues and cover a variety of topics – from the history of minority rights and international law to political participation and non-discrimination...
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 took part in the CRISP partner project “Fighting right-wing populism in Europe”

EFHR took part in the CRISP partner project “Fighting right-wing populism in Europe”

Posted on December 11, 2015
European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) representatives Ewelina Baliko and Rajmund Klonowski, along with four volunteer participants (Justyna Dedulevič, Lešek Jankovskij, Birutė Kirtiklytė and Ieva Masiliūnaitė) took part in a partner project with CRISP called “Fighting right-wing populism in Europe”. The participant organizations were: Civil (Macedonia), ECMI (Germany), Iskra (Ukraine), CSDC (Italy), EGEA (Moldova), Human RightS Initiative (Hungary), NPI (Lithuania), European Foundation of Human Rights (Lithuania), Plural (Romania), United Society of Balkans (Greece). The main...
EFHR invites you to the conference “Integration and exclusion: The linguistic rights of national minorities in Europe” organized by SNPL (Association of Polish Scientists in Lithuania)

EFHR invites you to the conference “Integration and exclusion: The linguistic rights of national minorities in Europe” organized by SNPL (Association of Polish Scientists in Lithuania)

Posted on November 12, 2015
The biggest international scientific conference in the region devoted to the linguistic rights of national minorities entitled “Integration and exclusion: The linguistic rights of national minorities in Europe” will be organized by the Association of Polish Scientists in Lithuania on 27 November 2015 in “Artis Centrum Hotel’, 23 Totorių Street, Vilnius. The conference will be held in English, with a Lithuanian translation also provided. This is one of a number of conferences concerning the protection of the rights of national minorities that has taken place in recent years. A...
EFHR attended an international conference on minorities in Romania

EFHR attended an international conference on minorities in Romania

Posted on October 14, 2015
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 Minority Representation and Minority Language Rights (MIREMIR) with Łukasz Wardyn presenting his paper “Minority Language Rights Protection in Lithuania. A Case Study”. This year’s conference was divided into several parts. During the first day the...
International Human Rights Day at Mykolas Romeris University

International Human Rights Day at Mykolas Romeris University

Posted on December 13, 2014
On the 10th of December, representatives of Amnesty International (AI), the International Student Association (ISA) of Mykolas Romeris University and the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) co-organized an International Human Rights Day at Mykolas Romeris University to honour the 66th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Raising awareness about human rights related issues among students is one of EFHR’s top priorities. We believe that young people are the cornerstone of a new generation that could be more...
EFHR at the ENAR Conference

EFHR at the ENAR Conference

Posted on June 26, 2014
A conference titled “European Anti-Racist Convention: Setting the Movement in Motion!”, held by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), took place in Brussels on 20-21 June 2014. The conference was attended by over 100 participants from across the European Union (EU) including international law experts, representatives of EU institutions and bodies, and non-governmental organizations. This year the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) was also invited, being represented by Edita Urbanovic. It is worth noting that EFHR was the only organization from Lithuania at the international...
EFHR representative at UNOY training

EFHR representative at UNOY training

Posted on May 19, 2014
On April 28th to May 3rd in the Hague (the Netherlands) the “Storytelling for peace” workshop took place during which participants had an opportunity to master their storytelling skills in order to build world peace. Dorota Skoczyk, a representative of the European Foundation of Human Rights, also took part in the workshop. Its aim was to educate young people how they can use storytelling to present topics such as diversity, intercultural dialogue, peace culture and the activity of young people in building world peace among nations by storytelling. The workshops were organised by...
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