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03-11-2011

ECMI participates in conference on autonomy

organized by Åland Islands Peace Institute

On 1 November 2011, ECMI Director Tove Malloy participated in a conference organized by the Åland Island Peace Institute in Mariehamn, Åland. The Conference “The Åland Example and Its Components - Relevance for International Conflict Resolution” had the specific aim to assess the Åland autonomy arrangement. Keynote speaker at the Conference was the President of Finland, Ms. Tarja Halonen.  

Dr. Malloy presented a paper in the panel debate on “Explaining the robustness and longevity of the Åland example and of autonomy solutions”. The paper focused on the new modes of politics in the management of regional affairs in the European Union and how this is beginning to empower certain national minorities.

Dr. Malloy’s paper forms part of a research effort to assess national minority citizenship in Europe within ECMI’s research cluster on “Citizenship and Ethics”.

The conference website can be found here.

The programme of the conference can be found here.

Mariehamn, Åland, 1 November 2011

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