Programme Operator

In December 2012, the Human Rights Monitoring Institute, together with its partner the OSFL Projects, has become the Programme Operator of the EEA Financial Mechanisms NGO Programme Lithuania.

 

The Human Rights Monitoring Institute (HRMI) is a non-governmental organization based in Lithuania. It was founded in 2003 with the mission to promote an open democratic society through the consolidation of human rights and freedoms. 

The strategic goals of HRMI are:

  • to develop the capacity of the civil society to follow and influence the governmental human rights policy and practice;
  • encourage Lithuanians to exercise their rights and, in certain cases, to assist in defending those rights;
  • develop a culture respectful of human rights in Lithuania.

 
HRMI conducts daily monitoring of public institutions’ activities, publicly reacts to human rights abuses or potential violations, caries out research, prepares conclusions and recommendations, initiates strategic litigation, presents alternative reports to international human rights institutions, implements awareness-raising and educational campaigns.
 
HRMI is a member of the EU Fundamental Rights Platform, UNITED for Intercultural Action (over 500 European NGOs fighting against racism), EUROCHILD (Euroepean network for improvement the quality of life of children and young people), JUSTICIA network (promotion of the observance of EU standards on procedural rights and the rights of victims), Civic Solidarity Platform (improving the human rights situation in Europe, Eurasia and the US). HRMI staff have been working in numerous national and international human rights bodies, such as UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and National Judicial Selection Committee, serve as experts for the Council of Europe, OSCE, etc.

 

OSFL Projects (OSFLP) is a non-profit legal entity which seeks to fulfill public interests through activities of public benefit.

Objectives of OSFLP activities:

  • To initiate projects and programmes which support the development and activities of civil society organisations in Lithuania;
  • To organise trainings, seminars, conferences, fora and other publics events, to provide information, consultancy services and other technical as well as material assistance to NGOs/CSOs;
  • To provide the NGO sector with specialised financial, legal, informational and business consulting services;
  • To monitor and support the changes in legal environment which influence NGOs, to collect and provide information about these changes;
  • To help the NGO sector, the public sector and the society to adopt European and global cultural, scientific and civic traditions;
  • To help the NGO sector and the public sector and society at large to integrate into the global cultural, scientific, educational and public life.