Debate article on local possibilities to benefit from EU-project?


It is positive and important that the EU and the Åland government wants to invest in projects that promote peace and prevent violence, but it is equally important that support programs and funding arrangements are designed in a way that facilitates – rather than hinders – the efforts of the project owners. Both the EU and […]

Education for girl and boy group leaders Sept. 7 to 8

The Åland Islands Peace Institute organizes in collaboration with Folkhälsan on Åland a training for new girl and boy group leaders. The training will be held on 7-8 September between 9 a.m and 16 p.m at Folkhälsans Allaktivitetshus in Mariehamn, Åland. The education is free of charge and the age limit is 18 years. The […]

Mediation Manager participated in summer school on restorative justice


From the 29th of July until 2nd of August the Manager of the Mediation Office Linda Johansson participated in the summer school ”Restorative justice in intercultural settings: business as usual?” that was arranged by the European Forum for Restorative Justice in cooperation with the Institute for the sociology of law and criminology (IRKS), the research project ”Alternative” […]

Op-ed on Finno-ugric languages and minority strategies

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Results from the research project ELDIA are discussed in a debate article written by ÅIPI director Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark in the Swedish newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning 26.07.2013.   Read the article (in Swedish) at UNTs home page, here.   Download pdf, in Swedish.  

Åland and the South Caucasus – why we should support personal encounters among youths


Sarah Stephan is a researcher at the ÅIPI and also functions as the Project Manager for the project Open Doors that is focusing on gender equality, empowerment and participation in Azerbaijan.  Sarah’s research interests include European and Public International Law, in particular post-conflict governance and multilevel governance in the European Union and beyond. Sarah holds an […]

ÅIPI director in interview on minority issues

The director of the Åland Islands Peace Institute, Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, has been interviewed concerning the situation of minorities around Europé in a podcast that can be found at the homepage for the Europaen Council webbpage on Human rights in Europe, here.

Researcher Sarah Stephan participated in summer school in South Tyrol


From 24 June to 5 July researcher and project manager at the Åland Islands Peace Institute Sarah Stephan participated in the two-week Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management which was organised by the Institute for Minority Rights at the European Academy in Bozen/Bolzano. Sarah’s participation was made possible by a personal research […]