On 29 February 2016 the Åland Islands Peace Institute hosted a lunch seminar in Mariehamn on the topic of “Demilitarisation in an increasingly militarised world”. The seminar was held in Swedish. At the event Associate Professor Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark spoke about the proliferation of various forms of civil-military cooperation in the Baltic Sea region, and researcher Saila Heinikoski talked about how the European Union’s foreign and security policy has affected the demilitarisation of the Åland Islands and about the position of the demilitarisation in Finnish politics.
Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark is the research leader and Saila Heinikoski is one of the researchers in a three year research project named “Demilitarisation in an increasingly militarised world”, that is funded by the KONE Foundation and Ålands Culture Foundation (Ålands kulturstiftelse).
More information about the project can be found here.