Tuesday 8th of september 2009 the report “Strangers by Degrees – Attitudes toward Immigrants in the Åland Islands” by Bogdan State will be launched. An open seminar will be held in the City library of Mariehamn at 6 p.m, where the report will be introduced briefly in Swedish and subsequently the author Bogdan State will present his results in English.
The present report is the third report in the series Reports from the Åland Islands Peace Institute concerning migration and integration on Åland. The first one, also by Bogdan State, concerned experiences of immigrants who live on Åland (2007); the second one, by Petra Granholm, examined the legal and institutional setting of migration policies on Åland, in comparison with Finland and in relation to EU norms (2009); finally, the present report, discusses perceptions and attitudes of Ålanders, understood as persons living on Åland, regarding issues of migration and integration. It is the result of a comprehensive survey done on Åland in the autumn of 2008.