The Court decided: “Q” on the first page of passport

On 28th of September 2017, Administrative Court of Vilnius, on the request of applicants considered a complaint and annulled decision of Migration Office.  The Court obliged Migration Office to issue a Lithuanian passport to the son of the applicant, Joranas Jacquet with both Lithuanian and original spelling of the name (Jacquet) on the first page…


Intern from Italy

Chiara is Italian and she studies law at the University of Salento. She has been always interested at international issues and she developed her interest during academic studies. She spent a semester in Greece as an Erasmus student and she studied at the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. During this period abroad she has studied International…


Court ruled: the racist attack considered as a hate crime

Kaunas District Court on 13 September examined the appeal complaint lodged by the injured party with regard to the judgment of the court of first instance. Victims of the rape claim the racist attack for hate crimes. Kaunas District Court changed the verdict of the Kaunas District Court, stating that two youngsters, who in March…


We invite you to participate in free of charge training course: ‘The right to privacy and new technologies – international standards and their implementation’.

The European Foundation of Human Rights is happy to announce that for another consecutive year is launching a series of trainings regarding International Law. The first meeting, which will take place on 28th September, will be about the following topic: the right to privacy and new technologies – international standards and their implementation. The training…


EFHR takes EVS and trainees to Vilnius Municipality

On Friday 25th August, a trip was organised to Vilnius Municipality by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). The trainees Maciej Grześkowiak and Anna Mitrowska, along with the EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente had the chance to attend a one hour guided tour at this public institution, which is located in the centre of…


Training in minorities rights in Rudowsia village

On the 10th of August 2017, representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), Leszek Jankowski and Maciej Grześkowiak, took part in a meeting with representatives of the local Polish minority at the Rudowsia village, located in Niemenczyn county. The meeting aimed at familiarising village residents with rights, to which minorities are prerogative by…


The representative of the EFHR on the next hate speech training

    On July 10-17, 2017 in the small Romanian town – Ramnicu Sarat, an international youth exchange took place. It was entitled as an “Athletic attitude against hate speech”. There were exchanged  the representatives from seven countries: Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, Italy and Greece. The purpose of the exchange was to accept posts,…


EFHR has a new EVS Volunteer from Spain.

Carmen is a Spanish new EVS volunteer who has studied Law and Political Science as undergraduate and Master’s in International Relations. She has been studying both in Spain and in Great Britain. Joining European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and the project ‘Notice it! Human Rights in our daily life’ is a great opportunity to…


EFHR Tour to Civic Education Center

On Friday, July 28th. The team of European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) went to the Center for Civic Education (Valstybės pažinimo centras). The employees and the volunteers from EFHR: Leszek Jankowski, Agnieszka Malinauskaite, Alena Ruta, Jolanta Pilecka, Maciej Grześkowiak, Anna Mitrowska, Yaprak Boyacıoğlu and David Rodriguez Fernandez (EVS Volunteer) had a chance to learn…


EFHR – the host of the discussion „Future strategy: how volunteering, interships and the “Erasmus+” Program educate the multicultural generation”

On July 25th 2017 The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized the discussion entitled “Future strategy: how volunteering, interships and the “Erasmus+” Program educate the multicultural generation”. The purpose of the discussion was to spread the positive factors of volunteering and to raise the interests of young people. The discussion took place at the…


Human rights contest: winners revealed!

The Facebook contest organized by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is closed! On 17 July of the current year the EFHR encouraged to take part in the contest and answer test questions. The test was devoted to human rights. It was really worth to compete in because prizes were nice! Everyone could take…


The EFHR invites to a discussion on traineeship and volunteering

The European Foundation of Human Rights organizes a discussion for the youth on traineeship and volunteering opportunities. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, 25 July and is entitled “Strategy for the future: how volunteering, traineeship and “Erasmus+” programme cultivate the multicultural generation”. The discussion participants will have a chance to learn directly from representatives…


Billingual plates – the end or the beginning of history?

Three years ago the cases in the court were finished. They obligate the directors of local governments to pay fine for putting bilingual plates. From that time the compromise was held –  plates can be put up in private houses but public plates shall be written only in Lithuanian language. In the beginning of 2017…


Impressions of a EVS volunteer at the “Šilas” school

European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to share an experience from our wonderful volunteer! How did you first learn about EVS? I learnt about EVS from a friend of mine. He is volunteering in Finland in project related to refugees. When I finished my studies in Spain I thought it would be a…



European Foundation of Human Rights presents: EVS Project „Notice it! Humans rights in our daily life“ (project No. 2016-3-LT02-KA105-005005).

Mobility period: 10 months, from 2017-08-01 till 2018-05-31.

Please send your CV to

For more information, please check the EFHR EVS Volunteer page and European Commission webpage

Anna Mitrowska: a new trainee at EFHR

Anna Mitrowska, who is undergoing traineeship at EFHR from the beginning of July to the end of August, is a student of the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Warsaw. The discipline which interests her the most is social psychology, especially relationships between groups: the subject of prejudice, conflicts, as well as the situation…