Be a volunteer at Polish orphanages in Lithuania

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) encourages young people to participate in voluntary projects at Polish orphanages in the Vilnius region. You can take part in the voluntary service from June until September 2015. Voluntary service in orphanages is a great opportunity to help others. This year, EFHR prepared the next edition of the voluntary service,…

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EFHR invited for a speech at the International School of Law and Business

The International School of Law and Business (ISLB), under its Erasmus Intensive Programme entitled “Security, Human rights and Democratization/Globalization: New Challenges for the European Union”, invited the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) to give a speech about human and national minority rights on April 30 2014. The EFHR was represented by its intern, Júlio…

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EFHR is looking for a new project coordinator

The European Foundation of Human Rights is looking for a new project coordinator (full-time or part-time job). If you are interested in human rights as well as the rights of national minorities this job offer is for you! We offer: creative and interesting job; the possibility to work in an international environment; the possibility to use foreign…

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New intern at EFHR

Leszek Jankowski is a graduate of Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius with a bachelor’s degree in Law. During his studies, Leszek took part in three international projects in Poland: ‘Sport 4 life’ and ‘Planet 1st’, organized by the European Foundation for Education and Sport ‘EFES’, within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, as well as…

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Project ‘’Educating Active Citizenship through Simulation Games’’

The European Foundation of Human Rights is participating in the project ‘’Educating Active Citizenship through Simulation Games’’. Young leaders from France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey will be able to participate in the seven-day training course. The training will take place from May 22-29 in Poland (Zamość). The accommodation for participants will…

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EFHR is looking for a lawyer

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is looking for new lawyer (full-time/part-time job). The offer is addressed to people interested in human rights as well as the rights of national minorities. We offer: • creative and interesting job; • possibility to work in an international environment; • possibility to use foreign languages at work;…

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EFHR is looking for a lawyer

The European Foundation of Human Rights is looking for a new lawyer. The offer is addressed to people interested in human rights as well as the rights of national minorities. We offer: o a creative and interesting job; o the possibility to work in an international environment; o the possibility to use foreign languages at work;…

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Election Tourism in Lithuania

In all countries, the days leading up to elections are filled with exceptional tension and stress, as all of the candidates who have made it to the last leg are determined to make it to the final hurdle and win the race. In the second part of February the Lithuanian media reported information, following the controversial changes to the constituency…

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EFHR is looking for a new employee – Project Coordinator

The European Foundation of Human Rights is looking for a new employee for the position of Project Coordinator. The offer is addressed to people interested in human rights and the rights of national minorities. We are looking for an ambitious person, someone who is eager to learn and improve themselves. A strong knowledge of law and accountancy…

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Regarding broadcasting time for national minorities

Recently, Lithuanian Public Television announced that in the new season, television programming will include more programmes in Russian. At the same time, the duration of the Polish programme “Vilnius Album” has not changed. EFHR believes the changes to be discriminatory to the Polish minority. According to the last census, 6,6% of Lithuanian residents declare themselves…

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A new volunteer at EFHR

Natalia Starzec holds a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies in English and is a third year Law student at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. During her studies she has participated in numerous international projects and gained her first professional experience at simultaneous translation. In 2013 she spent three months in Ukraine doing…

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Nationality in passport entry – step by step

In accordance with the changes in Lithuanian passport law on January 1st 2015 there is a possibility to record one’s nationality in a passport. We have already written about this issue before – here and here. The media have recently been reporting on difficulties related to the procedure of entry itself. Therefore we have decided to…

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EFHR has a new volunteer

Filip Król is an M.A. student of International Relations at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Filip has many interests, particularly issues related to national minorities in Eastern Europe. Filip’s dream is to find the factors influencing the perception of cultural diversity in societies of Eastern Europe. As an idealist, he believes that all tensions between societies are an…

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The future of constituency boundaries in Lithuania – will international standards be taken into consideration?

When celebrating Global Elections Day on the 5th of February, the Committee On State Administration And Local Authorities (Seimo Valstybės valdymo ir savivaldybių komitetas) and the Central Electoral Commission (CEC, Vyriausioji rinkimų komisija) organized a conference entitled “Electoral geography: from the analysis of voting behaviour to planning the next elections.” During the conference, the participants could…

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