Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

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AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
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Lunch seminar Johansson

Lunch seminar on Wednesday 9 October 2019 at 11.30-12.30 in hotel Arkipelag's restaurant.

In a time when the cities grow and the digital development advances with giant steps, small societies get into trouble. In Sweden and Finland there are about five regions per country, in essence the five biggest university cities with their surroundings, that can cope, while the rest of the regions regress economically and demographically. An important reason for the increasing regional inequality in the Nordic countries and Europe is the ongoing brain drain, as well-educated people stay in or move to the big cities to a greater extent than people with a lower level of education. This is hastening the uneven regional development. Åland has so far been a brilliant exception, but the question is whether the long-term development is sustainable? In the light of such trends and from an economic perspective, what are the prospects for the Ålandic economy and for the Ålandic autonomy legislation?

Edvard Johansson is Doctor of Economic Sciences from the Hanken School of Economics and Associate Professor in Economics at the Åbo Akademi University. He is a previous Rector of the Åland University of Applied Sciences. His presentation is based on economic research about amongst other things globalisation and digitalisation as well as still unpublished results about the Ålandic economy in relation to the Finnish one.  

The seminar is held in Swedish. Lunch can be bought in the restaurant and taken to the seminar held in the southern part of the restaurant. The seminar will start at 11.30 and will last an hour.

We are grateful for your registration in our event on Facebook or by sending an e-mail to Susann Simolin (susann (at) peace.ax), but it is also possible to drop in.