The European Foundation of Human Rights campaigns in Lithuania for the MSPI

- Press releases

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is fully supportive of the Minority SafePack and is coordinating efforts to gain support in Lithuania. For this reason, EFHR has spread information via their official website as well as in their official Facebook page. It has handed flyers at Vilnius University and at Vilnius International School. It has also presented the initiative in several conferences and trainings such as at the branch of the University of Bialystok in Vilnius and at the Polish House of Culture. The EFHR is organising events for the collection of signatures at Mykolas Romeris University. In addition, agreements for cooperation regarding the spread of this initiative were made with the Dean of the University of Bialystok branch in Vilnius, when they agreed that the University of Bialystok will be actively engaged with the aforementioned initiative. Therefore, during the first week of March, the University will provide information on EU Citizen Initiatives under the perspective of EU Law as well as encouraging their students to sign this petition.

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is an organization that has been actively operating in Lithuania since 2010. It was established in response to the striking increase of the abuses of human and natural minority rights in the country after joining the European Union (EU). The EFHR offers free legal advice to anyone who became victim of discrimination and human rights abuses in public or private sphere. It regularly takes action to widen the general knowledge on human rights and the need to protect vulnerable groups.

(Photo: The EVS volunteer of the EFHR, Carmen Cara Lorente, presenting the Minority SafePack at a training in the Polish House of Culture)

Key Topics

  • Political Participation
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Linguistic Diversity
  • Solidarity with the Roma
  • European Citizens' Initiative
  • European Network
  • Forum of the European Minorities / House of Minorities


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