Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

Hamngatan 4/PB85
AX-22101 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
Tel. +358 18 15570
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the Åland Example

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Course registration open: E-course on territorial autonomy and the Åland Example
Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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For the fourth time, the Åland Islands Peace Institute in co-operation with the Open University on Åland offers a university-level e-course on territorial autonomy, with the Åland Example as a main case study.

The fourth round of the course will be given autumn 2018 (15.10.2018-07.01.2019). Course registration starts 7th of June 2018.

Read more about the course here.
Course flyer can be found here. 

New book on Åland's demilitarisation published by an international publisher
Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Demilitariseringsbok2018The Peace Institute's director, Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, has written together with two other researchers, Saila Heinikoski and Pirjo Kleemola-Juntunen, the book "Demilitarization and International Law in Context - The Åland Islands", which has just been published by Routledge.

The demilitarisation and neutralisation of the Åland Islands is a confirmation of, and an exception to, the collective security system in present-day international affairs. Its core idea is that there is no need for military presence in the territory of the islands and that they are to be kept out of military activities. A restricted use of military force has a confidence building effect in cases where competing interests may be so intense that banning the very presence of military force remains the only viable option. The regime of the Åland Islands is the result of pragmatic and contingent political compromises. As such, the case of the Åland Islands offers an alternative trajectory to the increased militarisation we witness around the world today.

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The Peace Institute offers information on Åland in book form
Wednesday, 30 May 2018

To spread knowledge about Åland, self-government, minority issues and demilitarisation/neutralisation, the Åland Islands Peace Institute has compiled a book box, containing books published by the Institute or in collaboration with others.There are 20 book boxes, which will be put in different places in Åland where lots of people gather, so that those who are interested, can borrow a book, browse through it, read it and then leave it for the next reader.

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Nyhetsbrev / Newsletter 3/2018
Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Link to / Länk till Nyhetsbrev / Newsletter 2/2018

Download / Ladda ner Nyhetsbrev / Newsletter as / som pdf

CONTENTS:

  • Seminar about Nordic efforts for mediation 14.6
  • Hurray for Autonomy! Celebrating Autonomy Day 9 June with pancake and music
  • Registration open for e-course on territorial autonomy and the Åland Example
  • The aims of the Åland Autonomy Act's revision & the origins and evolving roles of land rules
    in the latest issue of e-journal JASS
  • The Peace Institute offers information on Åland in book form
  • And more

INNEHÅLL:

  • Välkommen på seminarium: Norden medlar - hemma och borta, 14.6
  • Hurra för självstyrelsen! Självstyrelsedagen 9 juni firas med pannkaka och musik
    Anmälan har öppnat: Internetbaserad högskolekurs om självstyrelse och Ålandsexemplet
  • Målen med självstyrelselagsrevisionen och framväxten av landrättigheter diskuteras i nya numret av e-tidskriften JASS
  • Fredsinstitutet bjuder på Ålandskunskap i boklådor
  • Med mera
Hurray for Autonomy! Celebrating Autonomy Day with pancake and music
Monday, 28 May 2018

sjalvstyrelsedag version1Come celebrate Autonomy Day with the Åland Islands Peace Institute on the square in Mariehamn between 17.00 and 19.00 on June 9th!

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Stay connected with The Åland Islands Peace Institute
Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Stay updated on the Åland Islands Peace Institute’s activities, publications, open vacancies and events by subscribing to the new email list and choosing exactly what type of information you want to receive! 

Due to changes in EU data protection law (GDPR) the Åland Islands Peace Institute has created a new email list with a new subscription form, so that subscribers can control their data. After the 25th of May, the day the GDPR will start to apply, all those who have not filled the new subscription form will be deleted from our email lists.
 
We want to keep in contact with you so if you want to hear about our activities, fill the form here. 
 
 
Geir Ulfstein elected as a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Friday, 18 May 2018

Geir Ulfstein, professor of international law at the University of Oslo and one of the scientific advisors of the research project 'Demilitarisation in an increasingly militarised world...' has been elected as a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The Academy highlights professor Ulfstein's contribution in creating new research environments for the study of human rights and the rule of law.

See: http://english.dnva.no/c41974/seksjon/vis.html?tid=41993

Media, power and courage - Kastelholm talks 2018
Tuesday, 17 April 2018

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This year's Kastelholm talks were held on Thursday, 22.3.2018, with the topic "Media, power and courage – on credibility and trust in the public discourse". The Kastelholm talks began with a panel discussion in Kastelholm Castle, where the patron of the talks President Tarja Halonen discussed with a panel consisting of Merete Mazzarella, writer, essayist, journalist and professor of literary studies; Olof Ehrenkrona, Ambassador and Consul General of Sweden in the Åland Islands; Anders Mellbourn, Political Scientist, Journalist, former Editor-in-Chief of newspaper Dagens Nyheter, previous Director of The Swedish Institute of International Affairs and University Professor, and Britt Lundberg, Ålandic politician, President of the Nordic Council in 2017, former Speaker of the Åland Parliament, former minister and Deputy Head of the Åland government. The conversation was moderated by Professor Kjell-Åke Nordquist.

The Kastelholms talks were filmed: The conversation was livestreamed in collaboration with Nipå and can be watched (in Swedish) here.

After a coffee break, the discussion continued with a round-table discussion at the nearby restaurant Smakbyn. The discussion was launched by three new speakers, Martha Hannus, Chairperson of Association Regnbågsfyren and Sustainability Officer at Emmaus Åland; Barbro Sundback, former Speaker of the Parliament of Åland and former Chairperson of the Board of the Peace Institute, now Honorary Chairperson, and Janne Wass, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Ny Tid. The Director of the Peace Institute, Associate Professor Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark moderated the discussion. The audience also participated, and the theme was therefore illuminated from many different perspectives.

On the Swedish version ot the web page, texts in Swedish, documenting the talks, as well as links to media coverage from the talks, can be found clicking here

The Kastelholm talks 2018 are carried out with support from: the Government of Åland, the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Fundation, the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, the Parliament of Åland, the Nordic Institutet in Åland as well as Åland Convention Bureau.

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Regina Österlund new Intern at the Institute
Friday, 13 April 2018

Regina Regina Österlund is an intern at the Åland Islands Peace Institute during April and May 2018.
The internship is carried out in agreement with AMS (Åland labor and student service agency). Regina is a nurse and healthcare professional with many years of work experience in social care and health care institutions as well as in a patient-interest association. She has broad knowledge acquired as a healthcare practitioner, human resource and project manager, dementia advisor, secretary and treasurer of the Dementia Association.
Regina describes herself as a curious, problem-solving, result-oriented person who appreciates studies and knowledge and has a genuine interest in other people and their well-being.
At the Peace Institute, she will work with an inventory of the Institute's library, archiving of various materials and dissemination of the Institute's own publications.

Nyhetsbrev / Newsletter 2/2018
Monday, 09 April 2018

Link to / Länk till Nyhetsbrev / Newsletter 2/2018

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INNEHÅLL

Lunchseminarium med Janne Holmén – Öar, identiteter och mentala kartor

Ålands fredsinstitut söker en organisationssekreterare

Praktik vid Ålands fredsinstitut hösten 2018

Dokumentation, video och foton från Kastelholmssamtalen 2018

Första tillitsstudie på Åland
Med mera ...

CONTENT

Lunch seminar with Janne Holmén – Islands, Identity and Mental Maps

The Peace Institute is looking for an organization secretary

Internship opportunities at the Åland Islands Peace Institute in the autumn of 2018

See videos, photos and text from the Kastelholm Talks 2018

The first study on trust in the Åland Islands

And more…



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