The Åland Islands Peace Institute works on peace and conflict issues with both a practical and a research-oriented approach, using Åland and its special status as a starting point. The institute focuses on forms of self-governance, minority issues, demilitarisation, and conflict resolution. The Åland Island Peace Institute is part of several national and international networks for organisations that work on related issues.
The Peace Institute is a nonpolitical, nonreligious foundation that was founded in 1992. The institute’s board determines the overall activities while the researcher council is responsible for the scientific focus. The institute has consultative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
In 2018, the Åland Islands Peace Institute Board of Directors adopted a policy for environmental and social sustainability. Additionally, the institute is a co-actor of the bärkraft.ax network.
The network for sustainable knowledge development on Åland -KUT, was initiated in 2018 by the Åland Islands Peace Institute, Statistics and Research Åland (ÅSUB), the Åland University of Applied Sciences and the Åland Maritime Museum. Today, the Åland Government, the pilot function of the bärkraft.ax network and the Central librabry of Åland are also part of KUT. The aim of the network is to create interest and understanding in the Åland society with regards to facts, knowledge and research, and to promote the position of research on Åland.
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The Åland Islands Peace Institute Board of Directors consists of a minimum of seven members and a maximum of ten. The board’s members are appointed at the annual meeting for a term of two years.
The Åland Islands Peace Institute Research Council is entrusted with the task of giving guidance on the direction and quality of the scientific research, and of supporting the development of research work.