ECMI signs co-operation agreement with the Åland Islands Peace Institute
On 15 December 2010, ECMI Director Dr. Tove H. Malloy and the Director of the Åland Islands Peace Institute (ÅIPI), Mariehamn, Åland, Finland, Prof. Dr. Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, signed a Memorandum of Understanding laying out intentions of intensified co-operation. The Memorandum is seen as an opportunity for both institutions to come closer together on European minority research and project work as well as to support each other’s ongoing efforts and programmes.
The Åland Islands Peace Institute conducts projects and research into peace and conflict issues in a broadly defined sense from the vantage-point of Åland and the special status that Åland enjoys under international law. It focuses on autonomy in various forms, minority-related issues, demilitarization and conflict management. The Institute is a member of several national and international networks of organizations working on closely related issues. The Institute was founded in 1992 as an independent charitable foundation. For more, see here. The ECMI cooperates with several European institutions with foci of similar nature as ECMI’s. For an overview of the ECMI’s current partners, see here.