Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

Hamngatan 4/PB85
AX-22101 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
Tel. +358 18 15570, Fax +358 18 21026
peace@peace.ax
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Current staffing

Sia_nu   Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, Director
Phone +358 18 21960
sia[at]peace.ax

Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark is the director of the Åland Islands Peace Institute and responsible for the research activities. She received her doctoral degree in international law at the Faculty of Law, University of Uppsala (Sweden) in 1997 and became associate professor at the same university in 2001. She was acting professor at Åbo Akademi University in the autumn of 1997. Spiliopoulou Åkermark has published two books, four edited volumes, and more than 50 articles and reports in the fields of international law, human rights, indigenous peoples and minority rights. She speaks Swedish, Greek, English and French.

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Sussi   Susann Simolin, Information Officer
Phone +358 18 15570
susann[at]peace.ax    

Susann Simolin is responsible for activities related to information and publications. In addition she works with planning of the institute´s activities and functions as the secretary of the board of directors.  She also presents the activities of the Ålands Islands Peace Institute and the Åland Islands as an example of peaceful conflict resolution to foreign visitors.
Susann has previously worked as a journalist at the Swedish morning paper Göteborgs-Posten. She has a bachelors degree in journalism and a masters degree in Political science.
Susann speaks Swedish, English, French and some Finnish.
   

 

Anina for web2   Annina Destberg, Head of Finance 
annina[at]peace.ax 

Annina Destberg works with the economy and financing of the institute, in close co operation with the Director and the Project Managers. Annina holds a Masters degree in business from Åbo Akademi University. She has previous experience of working with financial management, both as an accountant and as a financial controller. Annina speaks Swedish, English, Finnish and some French and Spanish.
     

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Justina Donielaite, Project Manager
Phone +358 18 23977
justina[at]peace.ax

Justina Donielaite is responsible for the neighbouring area cooperation with NGOs in Lithuania, Belarus and the Kaliningrad region. She is also in charge of the knowledge development at the Center for Women and Children "Nendre" in Vilnius, Lithuania. Justina also spreads information about the Girl Group method, used for prevention of trafficking. Additionally, she works as a mediator at the Åland Conciliation Office and is a member of a work group for arranging Multicultural cafés.
Justina has a Master's degree in Scandinavian philology and a Bachelor's degree in International Business Management from Vilnius university. Language skills: Lithuanian (native), English, Swedish (fluent), Russian (advanced), German (basic).

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Sarah Stephan, Researcher and Project Manager 
Phone +358 18 23238
sarah(at)peace.ax

Sarah is the Project Manager for the project Open Doors that is focusing on gender equality, empowerment and participation in Azerbaijan.  she is also working with trainings and seminars.
However, her main task is research and co-ordination within the ELDIA-project.
Sarah's research interests include European and Public International Law, in particular post-conflict governance and multilevel governance in the European Union and beyond.
Sarah holds an LL.M.  in Public International Law from Helsinki University and a Bachelor’s degree in European and Comparative Law from the Hanse Law School of the Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg. She has complemented her law studies with courses in political science, in particular in global governance and peace and conflict studies.
Sarah speaks German (native), English (fluent), Swedish (good) and French (good).
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Cecilia Brenner, Project Manager
Tel. +358 18 21910
cecilia [at]peace.ax


Cecilia Brenner is the new Project Manager for the project Fair Sex that in 2013 includes workshops for students and work with gender equality plans in Upper Secondary Schools. Cecilia holds a Master in political science and sociology and has experience in working with equality at Uppsala University and Uppsala Student union. Cecilia is also the chair person for the Swedish organization Students for Sexual Health (Studenter för Sexuell Hälsa, SfSH).
Cecilia speaks Swedish, English and Spanish.

     
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Liselott Lindén, Project Assistant
Tel. +358 18 21910
liselott[at]peace.ax

Liselott Lindén is a Project Assistant within the Fair Sex project, working with workshops in Ålandic upper secondary schools.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Stockholm University and is especially interested in sociolinguistics. Liselott speaks Swedish, English and French.

     
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Malin Söderberg, Method Developer
malin[at]peace.ax

Malin Söderberg is working with the Girl and Boy Group  Method and activities on Åland, in co-operation with the NGO Folkhälsan. Malin holds a bachelors degree in social work from the University of Örebro, and has also taken courses in psychology  at Uppsala University and Child and Youth Studies at Stockholm University. Malin has experience from working as a social worker, with child protection.
Malin speaks Swedish and English.

     
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Heidi Öst, Researcher
Phone. +358 18 21960
heidi(at)peace.ax

Heidi Öst is a doctoral candidate in public law at Åbo Akademi University, who conducts her research partly from the Åland Islands and the Peace Institute. Heidi is responsible for the activities of the institute within the framework of Social and Economic Council of the UN. The preliminary title of her dissertation is Citizenship and voting rights in autonomous areas. Heidi has a Master's degree in international human rights law from Åbo Akademi University and a Bachelor's degree in global politics from Keele University in England. She has previously researched language rights of national minorities and conflict resolution at the Åland Islands Peace Institute and been responsible for the mediation office. Heidi speaks Swedish and English.

 
     
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Ida Persson, Substitute Head of the Åland Mediatons Office
Phone +358 (0)18 21960
Mobile + 358 (0)457 343 3513
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Ida Persson is the Substitute Head of the Åland Mediations Office. In this position she is responsible for the Mediation services, a statutory complimentary service that is offered to parties in criminal cases and certain civil disputes. Read more (in Swedish) on www.medlingsbyran.ax . Ida has a Bachelors degree in Public Health from Högskolan in Gävle and has mostly worked in health- and social care. Ida speaks Swedish and English.

 

     

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John Knight, Library and Archive
Phone +358 18 15570
john[at]peace.ax

     
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Bror Myllykoski, Real estate administration
Tel +358 18 23238
bror(at)peace.ax

Bror Myllykoski is in charge of issues of real estate ans is a board member in the real estate concern Fredsfast AB.
Bror comes from the Association "Föreningen Norden på Åland r.f." where he worked as a director.
Prior to that Bror worked for a long time in the public sector, in positions related to youth and leisure.
Bror has a physical instructor and youth secretarial degree from Solvalla Sports Institute - Institute of physical education.
Bror is also active in different sports associations, his big interest in sports and swimming mainly occupies of his spare time.
Bror speaks Swedish and some English and Finnish.

   

 

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Per-Erik Söderlund, Office Assistant
(in cooperation with Ålands omsorgsförbund)


Phone +358 457 379 8894
percka64[at]hotmail.com

     

 

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  Ulla Lindblad, Assistant
(in cooperation with Ålands omsorgsförbund)