Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

Hamngatan 4
AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
Tel. +358 18 15570
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Publication about
the Åland Example


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Literature and links related to Åland and the Åland example.


Link collection, NB webpage text in Swedish only while in the two first links the scanned documents include texts in English and French : International treaties and documents concerning Åland


ALEX_Cover_72A list of the references in various languages from the publication Islands of Peace, can be downloaded here.

A list of example of litterature about Åland in English can be downloaded here.

A list of example of litterature about Åland in Russian can be downloaded here.

A list of example of litterature about Self-government in Russian can be downloaded here.

Several of the publications published by the ÅIPI concern the Åland Eample, for example:

The Åland Example and Its Components – Relevance for International Conflict Resolution (2011)/ Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark (Ed)

Islands of Peace. Åland's autonomy, demilitarisation and neutralisation. Susanne Eriksson, Lars Ingmar Johansson & Barbro Sundback.

The Right of Domicile on Åland. A report from the seminar The right of domicile, the right of trade, citizens’ rights – cornerstones of Åland’s autonomy in Helsinki on 14 June 2007. Editor: Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark.

Read more about our publications here and about our reports here.

Articles on the Åland example

The International Journal for Minority and Group Rights has published a special issue on territorial arrangements in conflict resolution. A number of researchers associated with the Åland Islands Peace Institute have contributed to the special edition, which has been initiated and edited by the Peace Institute’s director Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark. The journal is available electronically and in hard copy at many libraries and through academic databases. The abstracts of the individual articles can be downloaded at http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/15718115/20/1.

Reflections on the core elements of the autonomy of the Åland Islands as a minority protection device, Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark. The Direcor of the Åland Islands Peace Institute presented this text for the President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, during his visit to Åland in October 2007.

The right to be small and different. On self-governing Åland and the EU/ By Martin Ekman, a geophysicist with an interest for history and international law, and a special interest for autonomous islands. A list of examples of literatures about Åland in Russian can be downloaded here.

A list of examples of literatures about autonomy in Russian can be downloaded here.

Selected links to media coverage on the Åland Example

In the middle of the Baltic Sea, a paradise for peacemakers, The Christian Science Monitor, 26.7.2016

Aaland – Beispiel einer gelungenen Autonomie, NZZ Online, 31.8.2011

Med fred som främsta export, Sydsvenskan, 20 juli 2008



The Government of Åland

The Parliament of Åland

The official website of Åland

The Government of Finland

The Parliament of Finland

Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Finland's President


The Government of Sweden

The Parliament of Sweden

Sweden's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Practical information for visitors

Information about travel to and from Åland can be found here.

Information about travel, hotels, events, sights etc can be found at www.visitaland.com and www.aland.com.