Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

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AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
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2 Debate article

OSCE_Securitycommunity_Sia_demilitarisering_Webben kopia.jpg”The rules of demilitarization and neutralization entail a legally binding promise of giving priority to diplomatic means of communication and negotiation, before means of military power, even though power relations are acknowledged.”. So writes Associate Professor Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, Head of Research at the Åland Islands Peace Institute, in an article with the title ”Demilitarization as a Constructive Tool for Co-operation and Peace: the Example of the Åland Islands”, that has been published in the OSCE's quarterly magazine Security Community, Issue 4/2016.

Debatt NOCO ÅT 1.8.2014In early September, Finland's marine will host the multinational crisis management exercise Northern Coasts 2014 (NOCO), in the surrounding area of Åland. This means that the status of Åland as a demilitarized and neutralized zone is again brought to the fore.

The Director of the Åland Islands Peace Institute Dr. Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark has written an op-ed on this topic that has been published in local newspapers Nya Åland and Tidningen Åland 1.8.2014. The article (in Swedish) can be downloaded in pdf here. A radio interview with director Spiliopoulou Åkermark on the same topic is available on the Åland Radio's website, here (in Swedish).

In her article, Director Spiliopoulou Åkermark points out the importance of informing all participating countries of the Åland status.

An English version of the debate article can be found in pdf here.

upsala tidning

Results from the research project ELDIA are discussed in a debate article written by ÅIPI director Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark in the Swedish newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning 26.07.2013.

Read the article (in Swedish) at UNTs home page, here.
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The director of the ÅIPI Ass.prof. Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark has contributed to the Swedish radio programme Obs in their broadcasting on Syria and the  laws of war, sent on 25th of September 2014.

During 2012 the ÅIPI has worked to prevent violence, in particular sexual violence in schools on Åland. The ÅIPI has also produced two working papers, based on interviews, one on girl and boy group activities on Åland, the other on preventive work in schools. Documentation and conclusions from 2012 are now available at the Swedish version of this page (for downloading in pdf, most material in Swedish only).