Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

Hamngatan 4
AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
Tel. +358 18 15570
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The Åland Islands Peace Institute together with the Open University on Åland offers since 2015 a university-level e-course on territorial autonomy, with the Åland Example as a main case study.

The course is an introduction to territorial autonomy, in theory and practice, and the so-called “Åland Example”. The aim of the course is to provide participants with a broad academic framework for discussing territorial autonomy from different perspectives, among others against the background of concepts such as self-determination, power-sharing, regional integration and minority rights

A new round of the course will be given autumn 2020 (19.10.2020 – 08.01.2021)

Application by: 25.09.2020

Register by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the following information: 1. the course name, 2. your full name, 3. birth date, 4. address, 5. E-mail-address, 6. highest/latest university degree/qualification.

Course description 2020 in pdf, here.

Course flyer as of 2018, in pdf here

The Åland Islands Peace Institute organizes in collaboration with Folkhälsan on Åland a training for new girl and boy group leaders.

The training will be held on 7-8 September between 9 a.m and 16 p.m at Folkhälsans Allaktivitetshus in Mariehamn, Åland. The education is free of charge and the age limit is 18 years. The training is aimed at people who are interested in leading a girl or boy group for at least one semester, starting in autumn 2013. Remuneration to Group leaders is offered. Application deadline is August 30.

Read more (in Swedish) at www.folkhalsan.fi.

Registration and questions can be addressed to Malin Söderberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On 27.5.2013 the ÅIPI held a seminar for a group of some 20 participants from regional Organizations in Africa about the Åland Example. The group came to Åland for a study visit arranged within the International Training Programme on Peace and Security in Africa (PASA). The course is financed by Swedish SIDA, and organized by the Institution for Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, in co-operation with the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) and the Swedish company Indevelop. The same course but with other participants, visited Åland also in 2012.

The Director of the ÅIPI Ass.Prof. Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, researcher Sarah Stephan and information officer Susann Simolin presented experiences and lessons learned from the Åland Example and how those can be relevant for peace work both at an international and at a local level.

Mote information about the PASA-course can be found here: http://www.pcr.uu.se/education/pasa/


Den 18-19 juni 2013bjuder projektet Fair Sex in till workshopledarutbildning. Vi vänder oss främst till dig som är intresserad av att hålla workshopar för elever under hösten 2013, men även andra intresserade är välkomna i mån av plats. Utbildare är tidigare projektledare Ulrika Navier och projektassistent Liselott Lindén.

We are hereby inviting papers for the workshop ”Ideas and Realities of Democracy”, the third international workshop of The Civic Constellation Project to be held in Mariehamn on Åland 26-27 September 2013. This is a cooperation between scientists from across the social sciences. We invite proposals dealing with the workshop themes and which can be addressed from a number of disciplines and academic traditions of enquiry, from theoretical, historical, methodological and empirical views. Deadline for papers is 5th of May. Please forward the call to anyone interested. 

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