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 about the equality and the protection of private life in the workplace

EFHR about the equality and the protection of private life in the workplace

Posted on November 18, 2016
On November 15th, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organised a training course at the head office of the company “PakMarkas“. „PakMarkas” is one of the strongest and leading-edge companies in Lithuania offering packing and marking solutions. It is not the first time EFHR organises a business-related training course – in spring of this year, the Foundation also conducted a similar training for members of the Responsible Business Association of Lithuania (LAVA, Lietuvos atsakingo verslo asociacija), associating 24 entities. At the invitation of the company, EFHR...
International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism

International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism

Posted on November 10, 2016
On Wednesday 09th of November, an historical day in two ways, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) held a small conference about the prevention of fascism, hatred and discrimination. The event was held due to the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism and it took place at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC) in Vilnius. The Event, organized by Maximilian Gallo, an intern of the EFHR, was opened by his presentation concerning with the reconnection of Human Rights and Human Thinking and its connection to issues of repressive discrimination. The presentation created the...
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’s Visit to the Campanile of St John’s Church

EFHR’s Visit to the Campanile of St John’s Church

Posted on June 29, 2016
Last Friday (17.06.2016) the EFHR team – both staff and volunteers – enjoyed an afternoon excursion to the campanile of St John’s Church in Vilnius Old Town. Our European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl as well as interns Gabrielė Račaitytė and Karina Gędłek thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the highest building in the Old Town. After climbing the 193 wooden steps to the top of the church, we were rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of the city. Closer to terra firma, we were also all fascinated by another highlight of the church:...
EFHR Europos Parkas Excursion

EFHR Europos Parkas Excursion

Posted on June 19, 2016
Staff and volunteers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) office enjoyed a visit to Europos Parkas on Friday 10th June 2016. Our European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl as well as new interns Gabrielė Račaitytė and Karina Gędłek thoroughly enjoyed the office excursion. We spent the afternoon walking all around the 50 hectare park, which was determined by the French National Geographic Institute to be the centre-point of the European continent in 1989. The park, which is just 17km from Vilnius, is an open-air contemporary art museum,...
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,...
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...
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...
Understanding Human Rights - Workshop in Adam Mickiewicz Gymnasium

Understanding Human Rights – Workshop in Adam Mickiewicz Gymnasium

Posted on April 20, 2016
On Monday (18th April 2016) European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) EVS volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl gave a workshop at Vilnius’ Adam Mickiewicz Gymnasium. This is the first in a series of workshops being organized to familiarize young people with human rights and the topic of hate speech. The participants of the workshop were 10th grade students aged between 15 and 16 years of age. After a brief introduction about the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and the European Voluntary Service (EVS) our volunteers encouraged the pupils to share what they know about...
EFHR visits Money Museum

EFHR visits Money Museum

Posted on April 06, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) staff and volunteers visited the Money Museum of Lithuania on Tuesday 29 March 2016. Our European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl as well as Erasmus + intern Przemysław Ogrodnik thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The tour was very interesting and gave our volunteers a great overview of the history of money, as well as the evolution of banking and money in Lithuania. Visitors can learn about the interesting history of money (for example: did you know that the first currencies were cattle and seashells?) and see a...
Human rights in business — the challenges and good practice

Human rights in business — the challenges and good practice

Posted on April 01, 2016
On 31 March 2016 The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) shared the knowledge and practical examples from the field of human rights in business with the members of Lithuanian Responsible Business Association (LAVA, Lietuvos atsakingo verslo asociacija). The training was carried out by the assistant attorney Evelina Baliko, a representative of EFHR. Speech titled ”Protection of human rights in the business: what is important and why? How business contributes to the protection of human rights. Problems in Lithuania and the greatest challenges” familiarized participants with legal...
EFHR to attend 20th Anniversary at The Hague

EFHR to attend 20th Anniversary at The Hague

Posted on March 29, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) will attend an upcoming event to mark the 20th Anniversary of The Hague Recommendations Regarding the Education Rights of National Minorities. EFHR’s Assistant Attorney Ewelina Baliko will attend the event, which will take place from 20 April – 21 April 2016. The conference is organized by OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Astrid Thors. This year – 2016 – is the 20th anniversary of the launch of The Hague Recommendations Regarding the Education Rights of National Minorities. The two-day event is taking place to celebrate...
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 Parliament Excursion

EFHR Parliament Excursion

Posted on February 03, 2016
Staff and volunteers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) office took the morning off on Friday 29 January to visit the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) and enjoy a tour of these important buildings. It was the first visit to the Lithuanian Parliament for European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl as well as intern Bartłomiej Derewęda. The tour was very interesting and gave our volunteers a great overview of the history of the Seimas as well as the recent history of Lithuania. During the tour we looked at the original Constitution from 1992,...
EFHR celebrated Human Rights Day on 10 December

EFHR celebrated Human Rights Day on 10 December

Posted on December 14, 2015
Like every year, on the 10th of December, we celebrated Human Rights Day. This date honours  67 years since signing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations in 1947. On this occasion representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) participated in a seminar organized by the European Law Students Association (ELSA) at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) in Vilnius. The theme of the meeting, which was organized in one of the MRU LAB conference rooms, was the issue of racial discrimination in Lithuania as well as preventative mechanisms....
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...
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