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

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…

EFHR Vilnius Municipality Excursion

Staff and volunteers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) office enjoyed an excursion on Thursday 12th November to Vilnius City Municipality (Vilniaus miesto savivaldybė). The trip was a great opportunity for EVS volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl to see the main hub of Vilnius city administration. We were treated to a tour…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

The youth against racism – together in diversity!

On the 20th of March, at Vincas Kudirka square in Vilnius, an event was held as part of The European Week Against Racism organized by the European Foundation of Human Rights. The participants of the event had the possibility of taking part in many interesting games connected with promoting diversity. Everyone could pose for a photo…

European Action Week Against Racism – join us!

Every year from 14th-22nd March the European Action Week Against Racism takes place. This is organized by inter-governmental organization UNITED in cooperation with other inter-governmental organizations, community organizations, schools and local communities. UNITED promotes many methods of participation in the European community and recommends those interested to find out more by visiting the website WeekAgainstRacism.eu.…

EFHR on Mickuny’s Day

On the 15th of February representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) once again attended the annual celebration in Mickuny – one of many places in Vilnius Region where numerous national minorities live. The foundation’s stall attracted many residents. They were free to familiarize themselves with information materials on human rights and opportunities…

International Human Rights Day at Mykolas Romeris University

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…

International Volunteer Day

On December 5th, 2014 we celebrated International Volunteer Day. On that occasion, Saltes organization hosted an event in Vilnius centre. Our EFHR Erasmus+ volunteer also took part in the event. The main purpose of the event was to promote volunteering. The volunteers of European Voluntary Organization promoted and informed Vilnius citizens about the variety of…

EFHR has conducted workshops on human rights in Polish schools

The European Foundation of Human Rights  (EFHR) would lke to inform you about our workshops on the international protection of human rights  which took place from November 26th tol December 3rd in five schools in Vilnius and the Vilnius Region. October saw the last cycle of workshops at schools – 15 workshops were prepared for over 500 students.…

EFHR at the The Polish Culture Days

On 28-30th November 2014, in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius, The Polish Culture Days were held. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) played an active role in these activities. Several hundred people attended The Polish Cultural Days. During the celebration people like Alice Węgorzewska, Barry Manilow and the group “Army of Children” attended. The exhibition “John Paul II -Polonia Semper Fidelis” was also running at the same time. At the EFHR stand educational materials,…

EFHR in Polish and Lithuanian schools

The new school year has begun and the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has launched new initiatives to address pupils and students. On 15th September representatives from the Foundation started an intensive series of meetings in schools in Vilnius where children are taught in Lithuanian. The aim of the training is raising the awareness…

EFHR at Youth Catholic Days

The Youth’s Catholic Days (YCD), held in Šumskas between August 22nd and August 24th, were one of the last events of the summer for the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). Information about previous EFHR trips is available in our event-calendar. This was our second trip of the summer where most of the participants were young people. Hence,…