Research conducted at the Åland Islands Peace Institute concerns issues of minorities, autonomy arrangements, demilitarisation and security using Åland and its special status and competences as a starting point. Our research strives to produce and deepen knowledge and promote fact-based conversations and dialogue as part of a peaceful societal development.
Our research is conducted within projects, networks and partnerships with other knowledge-oriented institutions. The Åland Islands Peace Institute has initiated and participated in several projects where researchers from different disciplines, specialising in issues of self-government, minorities or security have worked together.
“A self-government should be able to think on its own”
Kjell-Åke Nordquist, professor
The Åland Islands Peace institute's research is conducted in the house and in collaboration with international researchers and institutions.
The Åland Islands Peace Institute has a Research Council that decides on the scholarly direction of the ÅIPI and supports the research activities.
The Peace Institute's research results are published in its own publications and reports, with publishers and in international journals.
Journal of Autonomy and Security Studies is a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal focusing on security, self-government and minority issues.
The research and educational activities of the Peace Institute takes place within projects and networks, or in cooperation with other research institutions.