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…

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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.…

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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…

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Volunteers experience in LGL organisation

On August 9 the EVS volunteer Giulia went volunteering for a day at the Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) association in Vilnius. The LGL association is the only non govermental organization in Lithuania that represent the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT+). At the moment only seven people work at LGL, but…

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Giulia’s experience in Animalt Shelter

On August 8 Giulia went to the Animal Shelter “Lese”, in Vilnius. Lese has a program for homeless cats and dogs and was the first “no-kill” animal shelter in Lithuania. Once she arrived at the shelter the volunteers showed her the place and all the animal in the building then she expained to Giulia the…

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Job offers are still discriminatory

For several years, European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) together with the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office have been fighting against discriminatory job offers from the Internet and the press. Unfortunately, they are still being published, falsely favouring specific age group. On 13 July 2018 EFHR approached the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office because of an offer…

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New volunteer at Silas School

Giulia is the new EVS volunteer from Italy. She is studying Psychology and would like to major in Developmental Psychology. She has been working in schools and with children both in Italy and in England. Giulia believes that being part of Vilnius Silas School community is a great opportunity to learn more about children with…

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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…

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Statement of the European Foundation of Human Rights

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) critically appraises the bill registered in the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania on July 24th 2018. The bill amending Art. 30 of the Education Act No. XIIIP-2413 by representatives of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats: Laurynas Kasčiūnas, Agnė Bilotaitė, and Audronius Ažubalis. The amendment that…

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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…

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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…

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EFHR representative took part in an alternative FIFA World Cup

During the FIFA World Cup, a football club of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius organised an alternative version of the football World Cup – FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 VILNIUS, which took place at the stadium of Salomeja Nėris Secondary School. In the football tournament FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 VILNIUS took part 32 football teams, representing…

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Hate speech: there are fewer comments, but the view does not change

On 4 July 2018 the District Court of the City of Vilnius accepted a judgement, in which D. K. was acquitted of humiliating Russians publicly. Since 2016 D. K. has published over 10 comments on the website www.lrytas.lt, in which he was insulting and humiliating Russians, calling them fascists and failures. He only wanted to…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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EFHR topic at the “Būtent“ Discussion Festival

This year, The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) decided to take part in the “Būtent” Discussion Festival for the second time. The festival, which aims to promote a discussion and listening culture, will take place on Birsztan on 7th and 8th September. “Lithuanian language – an overpowered idol or live instrument?” – this is…

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