Intern in Spring 2008: Isac Boman


Isac Boman is a trainee at the Åland Islands Peace Institute from 1 July to 24 August. Isac is studying Economics and Russian at Åbo Academy since autumn 2007 and was during autumn 2007 studying Russian in Ukraine. As a trainee Isac is working with the organising of the Alandic participation in a youth camp […]

Intern in Summer 2008: Andreea Bolos


Andreea Bolos is studying the social sciences program at Uppsala University since January 2008. Until 4 July, she will work as an assistant / summer intern at the Åland Peace Institute to map and compile the self-government policy committee’s handling of issues concerning demilitarization during the period 1994 – 2007. Last summer, Andreea worked as […]

The Peace Institute at the Nordic Forum for Human Rights


This year’s “Human Rights days” took place in Luleå 13-14 November. Focus was on the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples. Almost 4000 people attended the forum that mainly took place in the “House of Culture” in a beautiful snowy Luleå in the North of Sweden. The Peace Institute was represented with three people. Director […]

Greenland voted for more independence

On 25 November 2008 an overwhelming majority of Greenlanders voted for more independence from Denmark. The referendum took place after Denmark and Greenland had established a Commission for the reorganisation of Greenland’s self-government in 2004. The “Grønland-dansk selvstyrelsekommission” was mandated to discuss an extended “home rule” for Greenland. The Commission submitted its report earlier this […]