Thursday, 06 March 2014
Discussion on Peace and Democracy
Thursdag March 13th, Mariehamn city library, 1 - 3 p.m
In Swedish and English.
Lassi Härmälä, Programme Manager at Demo Finland: Why do traditional methods for peace and democracy building not usually offer long lasting solutions? Why is it necessary to support democracy in fragile environments and include political parties in the peace building efforts? Is democracy the best tool for conflict management?
Maria Mekri, Research Director at SaferGlobe, coordinates currently the development of a Finnish Peace Report as part of a Global Peace Index. This index shall be able to answer questions such as “Is Finland becoming more peaceful or less?” and “What has caused the improvements of Espoo’s peacefulness?”Read More...
Thursday, 06 March 2014
Researcher Sarah Stephen, that visited the self-governed region of Crimea som time ago has written a blog on "Crimea between the global and the local" that can be found here.
On 4 March 2014 Director Sia Spilopoulou Åkermark and researcher Sarah Stephan participated in the studio of local-tv Åland 24 to discuss Ukraine and Crimea. See the feature here.
On 3 March 2014 Director Sia Spilopoulou Åkermark was a panelist in the Åland Radio program Monday's report discussing Ukraine and Crimea. Listen to the program here.
Monday, 03 February 2014
On 28 March the Foreign Minister of Finland, Mr. Erkki Tuomioja and the Director of the Nordic Council Ms. Britt Bohlin will discuss the theme of Norden and peace with former President of Finland Ms. Tarja Halonen at the Katstelholm castle on Åland. The president is committed to be the protector of recurring discussions about peace with Nordic speakers, arranged by the Peace Institute at the castle of Kastelholm on Åland with invited guests in the audience.
In connection to the talk a Nordic forum, open to the public will be arranged in nearby Smakbyn.
Monday, 27 January 2014
Gender equality in peace processes - is it all just genderwashed
How UNSCR 1325 is implemented and understood in Sweden
Report no 1-2014 in the series Rapport från Ålands fredsinstitut - Report from the Åland Islands Peace Institute presents and discusses the way the Swedish government understands and implements United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The report is written by Katharina Hill who is currently studying for a Master of Social Sciences in International Security and Law at the University of Southern Denmark. Katharina wrote the report during her internship at the ÅIPI int the summer of 2013.Read More...
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
The Åland Islands Peace Institute is looking for one or more consultants to conduct a project evaluation for the project “Open Doors – empowerment for young women in Azerbaijan”.
Please see pdf, here.
Monday, 23 December 2013
On 17 December the project Fair Sex 2013 held a concluding seminar.
”Fair Sex” is a project run by the Åland Island Peace Institute, and financed by the gocernment of Åland, which aims at the prevention of sexual violence and the promotion of gender equality among youth on the Åland Islands. The project includes interactive workshops for students as well as training and consulting activities for teachers and headmasters on how to promote gender equality in school.Read More...
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Former President of Finland Ms Tarja Halonen is committed to be the protector of the so-called ”Kastelholm talks”, discussions about peace with Nordic speakers, arranged by the Peace Institute at the castle of Kastelholm on Åland with invited guests in the audience.
The Kastelholm talks are planned to be reccuring conversations on peace issues under the patronage of President Halonen and with prominent Nordic politicians, diplomats, officials and researchers as panelists. The theme for 2014 will be Norden and peace.
In connection to the talk a Nordic forum, open to the public will be arranged in nearby Smakbyn.Read More...
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
On Tuesday 17 December a closing seminar for the project Fair Sex 2013 will be held in the Upper Secondary School Ålands yrkesgymnasium, Östra skolgatan 2, in Mariehamn, Åland between 3 and 5 p.m. At the seminar Project Manager Cecilia Brenner and Project Assistant Liselott Lindén will present experiences and conclusions from 2013, plans for 2014 will be discussed and the audience will be invited to discuss.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
At the moment, the ÅIPI is happy to host three interns that are helping out with various tasks within the Institute. Alexandra Zhukova from Russia is an EVS-volunteer that will be staying at the Institute for one year. Nijole Neuman is an intern as a part of her studies in Swedish at the course Integration.ax and Nemi Snellman does her internship as a part of a course at the Åland Office for Employment and Studies.Read More...
Wednesday, 04 December 2013
|Picture from the home page of |
the Council of Europe.
The Council of Europe celebrated the 15th anniversary since the entry into force of the Framework Convention on the Protection of Persons belonging to National Minorities. In connection to the conference which took place in Strasbourg on the 25th of November 2013 there was an interview conducted with Ms Astrid Thors, High Commissioner on National Minorities of the OSCE and with the director of the Åland Islands Peace Institute and President of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention Ass. Prof. Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark.