On the International day of democracy which was on 15 September, an event was organised at Alandica with the intention to draw attention to and discuss democracy. The event consisted of talks, thought workshops and a book launch and was organised by the Åland Islands Peace Institute in broad cooperation with other organisations. During the event the swedish book ”Styr ålänningarna sitt öde? Demokratiperspektiv på Åland’’ was launched and many of the authors participated in the event to discuss the diverse democratic engagement and issues of how we can promote democratic engagement and how it can be measured.
In addition to the discussions and the book launch, two thought workshops were held. The first workshop was about how we can strengthen democratic engagement and the second was about creating images for democracy. The first workshop was held by the CEO of dialogstiftelsen Laura Arikka together with Petra Granholm from the Peace Institute and the second was led by Erik Hemming Senior Lecturer in Language and Communication at the Åland University of Applied Sciences