Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

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AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
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2. Youth activities

Former EVS volunteers from Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia were brought together in Rustavi, Georgia between 18 and 20 October, for an event organized within the EU-programme European Voluntary Service (EVS) with support from SALTO EECA. The aim of the event was to evaluate and reflect upon EVS-experiences of former EVS-volunteers, and was dedicated to promote the EVS-programme among Georgian youth.
One of the participants was Gulnar Mammadova, who recently returned to Azerbaijan after having worked as an EVS-volunteer at the Åland Islands Peace Institute for one year. Below she has shared some experiences from the meeting.
“Although the experience of the participants differed regarding the duration of EVS-projects (which varied from one month till one year), and the working fields (such as working with kids, orphans, disabilities, immigrants, youth and etc.) ex-volunteers shared similar impressions, hardships and lessons learned.

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On June 14-20th, volunteer at the Åland Islands Peace Institute Gunel Isakova participated at Simulation Game Seminar on “The future of South Caucasus” organized by CRISP and Infternational center on conflict and negotiation (ICCN) in Tbilisi, Georgia with participants from Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. The goal of SimVISION was to encourage a dialogue about the future of the South Caucasus inside the region and to develop a common vision for peaceful co-existence the South Caucasus among young people, to discuss the future of Nagorno-Karabakh and conflict resolution between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Gunel Isakova was playing the role of Foreign minister of Georgia, mediating between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. 

During the discussions the components of the Åland Example was mentioned several times in discussions concerning Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Read more on the home page of CRISP, here.

Boundaries_II_The_groupFrom 6th to 13th of August, 30 young people from Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, and Åland gathered on Prästö/Vårdö, Åland, to discuss issues of boundaries and identity. During the six-day exchange, participants took part in workshops, excursions, cultural evenings and other social activities. The purpose was for young people from different countries and cultures to get a chance to meet and discuss important issues.

The exchange, directed at young people aged 16-19, was financed by the EU's Youth in Action programme.

Between 14-16th of October 2011 the Youth Forum Globsol will be held at Hanaholmen in Esbo, Finland. Globsol is a forum for increased international solidiarity and brings together young, active people and enables the possibility to work with current issues in engaging workshops, lectures and discussions. The participiants are from Finnish and Swedish youth associations and universities.

For further information visit www.globsol.info or contact Information Officer Susann Simolin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PeaceCampSix young people from Åland traveled in July 2009 to a week long peace camp in Ysselsteyn, the Netherlands. At the camp they discussed personal, cultural and national borders and boundaries with participants from the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Turkey and Hungary.
The Ålandic participants where sent to the camp by the Åland Islands Peace Institute, and the trip and the camp were financed by the EU Youth in Action programme.

A pdf with pictures and stories from the camp can be downloaded here.