January

The EFHR goes to the catacombs of Vilnius Cathedral

On Thursday the 25th of January 2018, EVS Volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente, along with Volunteer Cormac Flahive and workers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), visited the historic catacombs of Vilnius Cathedral. During this trip, participants were able to experience the catacombs of the Cathedral with the help of a  guided tour. They…

2018/01/26

Gabrielius: intern from Lithuania

Gabrielius Graželis is a new intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights, he is from Vilnius, Lithuania. His internship lasts two months, from the end of January until the end of March. He is studying English Philology and the Second Foreign Language (French) at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. His interests are languages,…

2018/01/30
February

The EFHR has a new team member

Marija Balsevičiūtė is a third year bachelor degree student of Social Policy at Vilnius University. She is mostly interested in Human Rights and therefore, she has opted for volunteering during eight weeks at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). Here she hopes to gain more knowledge in the field of Human Rights and their…

2018/02/27
March

EFHR’s newest trainee: Rasa

Rasa Papartytė has previously studied a Bachelor’s in International Relations and Development at Sussex University in the UK. As part of her Erasmus programme, Rasa has spent a year studying at the Complutense University in Spain. During her studies Rasa showed interest in human rights and its violations on a global scale, as well as…

2018/03/05

The EFHR celebrates the European Week Against Racism

On 19th March, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) commemorated the ‘European Week Against Racism’ at the Youth Centre of Vilnius Municipality. For the event the EFHR firstly arranged a discussion on the topic “Tendencies of Racism in Lithuania”, which was led by the special guests: Lešek Jankovskij, lawyer from the EFHR, Jelena Jonis,…

2018/03/19

The EFHR team goes to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

On 20th March, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) team went to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, as part of their monthly activities. This time, the EVS Carmen Cara Lorente, the trainee Gabrielius Emilis Graželis and the workers of the EFHR spent nearly 2 hours at this interesting spot of Vilnius.…

2018/03/22
April

The EFHR goes to an European virtual reality experience

On 6th April, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) had the opportunity to attend an extraordinary event organised by the European Commission in Vilnius. The event, called “EU SAVES LIVES Virtual Reality Experience” will take place in the capital city of Lithuania from 6th to 15th April. During the event, the EFHR along with…

2018/04/07

Another favourable verdict for the letter “w”

Vilnius City District Court has ruled yet another verdict and obliged the Civil Registry Office to change the surname of a Lithuanian citizen who married a citizen of Polish to “Wojewoda”. According to the assessment of the court, the prohibition to adopt last name “Wojewoda” is disproportionate to the inconvenience that an applicant would suffer…

2018/04/12

The EFHR attends a training course as volunteering coordinating organization within Erasmus

During the days 16th-21st April the lawyer of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) Lešek Jankovskij, attended a training course about volunteering coordinating organizations within Erasmus. The training took place in Vilnius, Lithuania and was organized by the Lithuanian National Agency and founded by Erasmus+. The attendees were representatives of organizations from different countries…

2018/04/23
May

EFHR invites you to participate in a free of charge training course – „Rights of national minorities in the European Union: theory and practice“

The European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) invites you to participate in a training course on „Rights of national minorities in the European Union: theory and practice“. Training course will be led by Katažyna Mikša PhD, international law and human rights expert and associate professor at Mykolas Romeris University. K. Mikša has over 11 years…

2018/05/04

Training course entitled “Rights of National Minorities in the European Union: Theory and Practice” was held on Wednesday

On this year′s May 23rd the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organised a free of charge training course entitled “Rights of National Minorities in the European Union: Theory and Practice”. This year EFHR is implementing the 4th edition of the project “Implementation of International Law” (Wdrażanie prawa międzynarodowego), which is supported by the Embassy…

2018/05/24
June

EFHR held a training course at the International Civic Initiative Centre “Nash Dom“

On 21st June 2018 the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) held a free of charge training course entitled „Hate speech in the cyberspace vs. freedom of speech“ at the Belorussian community centre –  International Civic Initiative Centre “Nash Dom“. Training session was conducted by a lawyer of EFHR, Leszek Jankowski. He presented Foundation’s activities,…

2018/06/22

EFHR’s training course at Juodšiliai community’s Social Services Centre

On June 29th the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) held a free of charge training course on hate speech and discrimination. Training course was held at Juodšiliai community’s Social Services Centre. The training course was conducted by the lawyer at EFHR, Lešek Jankovskij. Lawyer introduced Foundation’s activity fields to the audience – an organization…

2018/06/29
July

Milena Kloczkowska – a new intern at EFHR

Milena Kloczkowska graduated from the fourth year of law at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. She started her professional experience from the first year of her studies, including an internship at the “Lempart Feliński” law firm in Krakow, and then at the law firm “Legal: radcy prawni Kosoń Kupiec Mazurek” in Krakow.…

2018/07/02

The EFHR welcomes a new intern – Olga Chizhevskaya

Olga Chizhevskaya is a third-year student of European Diplomacy at the University of Wroclaw. Her biggest interest are the technical processes that are taking place within the European Union. She is also interested in observing human rights and helping people in unfair situations. Olga believes that the issue of observing basic human rights and freedoms…

2018/07/03

New intern at the EFHR

Paulina Kasprzak, a new intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), is a third-year student of European Diplomacy at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Wrocław. She already used her gained knowledge and skills by participating in the „Akcja Dyplomacja“ programme, which was organized by the Foreign Affairs Club at…

2018/07/04

EFHR training in Niemenczyn

On July 24 this year there was a free training at the Multifunctional Culture Center in Niemenczyn (12 Švenčionių street, Nemenčinė, Vilnius region), conducted by the European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR). The topics of the training were: hate speech, the spelling of names and surnames, and denial of discrimination. The training was conducted by…

2018/07/25

A Lithuanian living in Alaska won the surname with “w”

On July 25th 2018 The Vilnius District Court passed yet another verdict on the original spelling case of names and surnames. This time, for a Lithuanian who married a citizen of the United States of America and took a surname with a “w”. A citizen of Lithuania, who lives in Alaska, reached out to the…

2018/07/26
August

Courts work also in summer – next ruling on “w”

On 6 August this year, the Vilnius District Court adopted next ruling on the spelling of names and surnames. The applicant entered into a marriage with a citizen of the United Kingdom, P.J. Warne, however, in the marriage certificate the surname of the applicant was written with the letter “v”. After the adoption of a…

2018/08/06

New intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights

Jurgita Gurskaitė, a new intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), is a third-year student of World Politics and Economics at the Vytautas Magnus University, faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy. She also spent 6 months abroad under Erasmus+ programme at the University of Bergen in Norway. Her main interest areas are: domestic…

2018/08/27

Training for new European Voluntary Service volunteers

From Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 of August Giulia went to Moletai for her on-arrival training with other volunteers. The training was divided in four days and it aimed to help volunteers to understand the project and clarify any doubts they have. Every day Giulia attended morning language courses to improve her knowledge of Lithuanian.…

2018/08/28

The newest member of EFHR – trainee Veronika Lisauskaitė

Veronika Lisauskaitė – is an International Politics and Development fourth year bachelor student of Vytautas Magnus University. During her studies Veronika was interested not only in history of diplomacy, political system, international economics, conflict resolution fields, but also she had a chance to study the international and migration law. Veronika was deepening her knowledge in…

2018/08/29
September

EFHR welcomes a new intern from italy: Rebecca

Rebecca Venuto is a new Italian trainee that will be welcomed at the EFHR from the beginning of September to the end of December. She is recently graduated in International and Diplomatic Science at University of Trieste in Italy and she is going to pursue her postgraduate studies in International Law and Human Rights in…

2018/09/03

EFHR would like to invite you to take part in a free training “The Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: International Standards and their Significance”

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to invite you to take part in a training called “The Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: International Standards and their Significance”. The training will be conducted by Dr Fernand Varennes – an extraordinary professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria and Cheng Yu…

2018/09/07