On September 5, nine researchers are gathering on Åland to discuss the Nordic autonomies and peace. This is the kick-off of a project initiated by the Åland Islands Peace Institute and supported by the Nordic Council’s Citizens’ and Consumer Committee.
The project involves researchers that within their resepctive area of expertise will conduct case studies or comparisons of Åland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands in the fields of security, law, political science and economics. The researchers will also discuss the autonomies in relation to developments in the Nordic region as well as their relevance for peaceful development in other parts of the world. Drafts written by the researchers will form the inspiration for a conference to be held in early 2015, where decision-makers and the public will be invited to participate. A final publication will be completed after the conference.