A Lithuanian LGBT organisation was recently in Oslo to learn more from their Norwegian counterpartner on what kind of services they offer for young people. The visit was funded by the EEA Grants.
Studies carried out by the Council of Europe show that three fourths of the Internet users experienced hate speech. This also affects students. The web is their natural environment – over 90% of teenagers are registered on at least one social media site, whereas 68% of them spend 2-3 hours a day online. No one should feel attacked or insulted because of their ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity. This project aims to enable students to recognise hate speech and respond to it in the right manner.
The Norwegian organisation Frambu Resource Centre for Rare Disorders has for nearly two years cooperated with Rarissimas, an organisation for rare diseases in Portugal. The cooperation is funded by the EEA Grants, and an important task has been to contribute to the start-up of a centre for rare diseases in Portugal.
The Romanian association Pro Refugiu is currently implementing a project to improve services for victims of human trafficking.To support with this project, Pro Refugiu has found allies both in Norway and Romania, including Pro Sentret Norway. Recently, they launched a report which describes the situation of human trafficking and the services offered to victims in both Romania and Norway.
A Lithuanian organisation is currently proposing an early intervention model for children with hearing impairment based on Norwegian experiences.
Concrete examples of how Norway has adapted to climate change will now be published and disseminated throughout the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic celebrates the 25 year anniversary of the peaceful transition to democracy this year. Yet, there is still room for developing and strengthening democracy in the country.
"Lithuanian society is missing essential knowledge about human rights due to a lack of systematic access to human rights information. The information on where to seek for help and look for advise when your rights are violated is scattered among different web pages of different institutions," Birute Sabatauskaitė and Egle Urbonaite from Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights explains.