September, 27th The European Foundation of Human Rights organised a lecture in the Mykolas Romeris University for the fourth year students of Public Administration about the non- governmental organizations (NGO) and law regulations in Lithuania.
During the lecture, students learnt more about the law regulations concerning the NGOs basing on the law on Public Institutions in Lithuania, article 2, part 1. (“A public institution is a non-profit organisation, founded according to the procedure established by this law from the assets of partners (owner) engaged in social, educational, scientific, cultural, sport or any other analogous activities and public to the members of the community as regards to the services it provides. ”)
The Foundation had a wonderful opportunity to tell the students about its activities and aims. Apart from this, during the lecture it mostly paid attention to human rights and protecting the rights of ethnic minorities. The foundation expressed a deep concern about the ongoing issue of discriminating women and ethnic minorities and a wave of hatred against national minorities present in the Internet.
The Foundation was proud to present its activities to the students, mainly the educational brochures “The Rights and Freedom in practice” written in Polish, English, Russian and Lithuanian. The Foundation directed students’ attention to the possibility of receiving a free legal aid and proposed to join the voluntary service. What is more, it enumerated projects and initiatives in which it takes part ( Fraternité2020, e- course Minority Rights Group etc). Thanks to such projects, the Foundation is still in the limelight.
After the lecture, students interested in the topic received brochures, leaflets with information on internships and other fascinating materials on human rights.
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Translated by Kamila Jędrzejewska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.