New achievement in the case of proper names spelling

On 3 February, 2017 the district court of Kaišiadoriai obligated the Civil Registry office (municipality’s administration) of the area of Kaišiadoriai to issue a new marriage certificate which includes the letter ‘w’. During the analysis of the case, the court considered the clarifying of the Court of Justice of the European Union and factual circumstances…

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CERD concluding observations on Lithuania

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is a body of independent experts, which monitors implementation of the United Nation’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by periodic country report procedure. On 6 January 2016, the CERD released its concluding observations on the combined sixth to eighth periodic reports…

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Trainings on human rights in public institutions

The awareness and knowledge of the human rights among the Lithuanians is weak. We wrote about it here. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) wanted to know what actions do the public institutions take to raise awareness of human rights. EFHR asked them for information about the organized training courses on the subject of…

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EFHR encourages ZIS Foundation Travel Grant applicants

Every year the German ZIS Foundation grants scholarships to young people aged between 16-20 who have not yet started studying at university. Young people from around the world have the opportunity to apply for €600 to carry out a project abroad on a freely chosen subject they are interested in. The participant must make the…

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EFHR concerned about the lack of knowledge regarding human rights protection

At the request of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania (RL) (Lietuvos Respublikos Teisingumo Ministerija), public opinion research about knowledge on human rights protection was carried out in 2014. According to the research only 21% of the respondents believe that they are educated enough to protect their rights, 34% of the respondents stated that they…

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Invitation to submit abstracts to CELA

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to inform you about an upcoming conference, organized by the Civic Education Lecturers Association (CELA). CELA is calling for the submission of abstracts for the Second International Conference on the State of Civic Education in Post-Soviet Countries: from Formal to Informal Practices. The main aim of…

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ECMI Summer School 2016

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to inform you about the 2016 European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) Summer School.  The summer school, in partnership with the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, will offer an intensive training programme on minority issues. The one week course, which will run between 29 August…

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European Voluntary Service offers amazing opportunities!

Are you between the ages of 18 and 30? Do you like new challenges? Would you like to learn more about another country and culture while completing an internship to increase your skills? If the answer to these questions is yes then you should consider taking part in an EVS project. The European Voluntary Service…

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EFHR Parliament Excursion

Staff and volunteers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) office took the morning off on Friday 29 January to visit the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) and enjoy a tour of these important buildings. It was the first visit to the Lithuanian Parliament for European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl as…

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An EFHR traineeship through the eyes of a volunteer

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to share the impression of Greta Urvelytė after her 2 months EFHR volunteering experience throughout October and November 2015. “My application was driven by the desire to find out about the issues related to human rights, especially those that are being faced by employees of the foundation.…

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Become a trainee at EFHR!

If you are over 18 years of age and would like to work for the local community, join us! The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is currently the most active non-governmental organization in Lithuania working for the protection and promotion of human rights, including the rights of national minorities. Since our establishment, we’ve had the pleasure…

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Juggling dual citizenship – the next opening

The citizens of Lithuania are already accustomed to the fact that one of their country’s crucial laws, which regulates Lithuanian citizenship, instead of being a guarantee of stability, is the subject of continuous alterations. Adopted in 1991, the citizenship law was altered 10 times prior to its expiration in 2003. The next law, adopted in…

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The “Skills Tandem” project is about to finish!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) informs that the educational project “Skills Tandem“, which have started on October the 5th, promoting the cultural integration in Vilnius, is already at the halfway point. The main task of the project is the social integration of young people of different nationalities – Lithuanians, Poles, Russians, Belarusians, Jews,…

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EFHR welcomes a new intern

Bartłomiej Derewęda is a student of International and Comparative Law at the University of Lapland which is located on the Polar Circle in Finland. He is currently taking part in a one-year-long student exchange at Mykolas Romeris University as part of the Erasmus+ programme. Bartłomiej is from Opoczno and he is a graduate of the…

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