On the 10th to 11th of September 2011 a national meeting for Swedish speaking mediators is to be arranged on the Åland Islands. About 30 volontary mediators will discuss and listen to lectures on themes such as restorative justice, youth criminality and the controversial theme of mediation in cases of violence in close relationships.
The meeting is hosted by the Åland mediation office that is run by the Åland Islands Peace Institute.
Since 2006 the Åland Islands Peace Institute offers mediation for criminal cases and certain disputes. The mediation is statutory and the State Administration of Åland purchases the mediation service from the Peace Institute. The mediation sessions are led by volontary, trained and impartial mediators.