Regional cooperation

The Åland Islands Peace Institute has built a well-functioning network of non-governmental organisations in Lithuania, Belarus and the Kaliningrad region (Russia). This co-operation is based on the experiences gained and methods developed at the Nendre Centre for Women and Children in Vilnius, Lithuania. Nendre was established in 1998 by the Åland Islands Peace Institute and the […]

Volunteers at the Peace Institute


European Voluntary Service The Peace Institute worked with volunteers within the European Voluntary Service, EVS. We were both a hosting and a sending organization. EU-funding for EVS voluntary projects was administrated by the National Agencies, in Finland by the Center for International Mobility CIMO.  EVS is an international volunteer program funded by the European Commission. It […]

Youth work


The Åland Islands Peace Institute participates in international youth work in the ­following areas: European Voluntary Service (EVS). The Institute sends out and receives volunteers. Youth exchange programmes. Seminars, courses and other activities aimed at promoting dialogue and know­ledge about the living conditions of other people.      Youth exchange on Åland, 2010.     […]

Peace in Schools on Åland


With Folkhälsan as the core organizer, the Åland Islands Peace Institute, Save the Children, and the Department for Education at the local government are cooperating in order to promote ‘Peace in Schools’. ‘Peace in Schools’ is intended to highlight how important it is that everyone involved in school life work together for a humane educational […]

Education & youth work


In the framwork of its empowerment work and efforts for prevention of violence the ÅIPI is working with local and international educational activities for both adults and young people. The Åland Islands Peace Institute engages in projects and partnerships where courses can be arranged on Åland and internationally, for adults or youngsters, about the Åland […]

Research programme


Research Programme of the Åland Islands Peace Institute 2010 – 2014 Approved by the Board of Directors on 16 January 2010 Background and vision The three subject areas of the research The results of the research The direction of the research programme in coming years   Download the programme as pdf file. Background and vision […]


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The Peace Institute’s researchers and guest researchers focus on three broad subject areas: Security Autonomy, including the “Åland Example” Minorities The institute regularly publishes books and reports in these areas. By arranging seminars and conferences and through a growing library that is open to the public, the Institute serves as a meeting point for Åland, […]