Susann Simolin

Susann Simolin
Åbo Akademi University

Master of Arts

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Introduction
Doctoral Student in Political Science at Åbo Akademi University. Master’s degree in Political Science and Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Research interests include perceptions and relations of territorial autonomies and their central state and the use of examples of territorial autonomy in international conflict resolution efforts. On leave from position as Head of Information and Researcher at the Åland Islands Peace Institute.

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This report aims to enhance the understanding of Åland’s relationship to the European Union, by comparing its situation to that of two other sub-state entities, South Tyrol in Italy which is inside of the EU, and the Faroe Islands which are outside of the EU, although its core state – Denmark – is a member. This report is a part of a project abou...
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This edited volume (Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, editor) in Swedish includes 12 chapters on aspects of democracy as an idea and a practice on the Åland Islands. The chapters explore issues of: * internationalisation, * financial autonomy, * higher education, * border control and demilitarisation, * measuring democracy in territorial autonomies *...
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Hur beskrivs EU-medlemskapets påverkan på Åland i allmänhet och självbestämmandet i synnerhet av Ålands landskapsregering? Hur har Åland svarat på denna påverkan och deltagit i och försökt påverka EU-samarbetet? Utredningen har sökt svar på dessa frågor dels i offentliga handlingar, dels genom intervjuer med åländska politiker och tjänstemän. Rapp...
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The report “The Åland Example in Use 1990-2019: Where, When, How, Why and by Whom?” maps 25 conflicts in which the Åland example has been used and analyses eight of them in more depth. It discusses the questions of where, when, how, who, and why the Åland example has been used in conflict resolution efforts around the world as well as what has been...
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Kontaktgruppen mellan utrikesministeriet och Ålands land skapsregering grundades 1998 och firar därmed 20-års­jubileum 2018. Gruppen bildades efter att Åland länge efter­frågat en sådan grupp och utrikesministeriet med utrikesminister Tarja Halonen i spetsen omfattat idén. Kontaktgruppens syfte är att ”utveckla och öka Ålands­exemplets användning...
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The main question of this article is what intentions Åland and Finland hold regarding the self-government of Åland, and how this is mirrored in the ongoing process for a revision of the Åland Autonomy Act. This matter is studied through a comparison of three central documents in the revision process, issued by three parliamentary committees, one Ål...

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This two year (2019-2021) project examines the evolution and core aspects of EU membership for an autonomous region such as the Åland Islands. The project consists of six modules dealing with participation and communication strategies, environmental protection, legislative practice, population developments and the movement of goods, services and capital. The project is a cooperation between the Åland Islands Peace Institute (www.peace.ax) and Åland Statistics (www.asub.ax). Results shall be published in Swedish.
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The project is a study of the usage of Åland – an autonomous, demilitarised, neutralised, and Swedish-speaking region in Finland - as an example of peaceful conflict resolution in international contexts. The project aims to add to the knowledge of where in the world the Åland example has been used, in what types of processes, which actors have initiated and participated in the discussions, what parts of the example (aspects and issues) have been considered most interesting and in which cases Åland has not been considered relevant. The small study is financed by the Åland Cultural Foundation and the Åland Parliament Jubilee Fund, and is to be completed in 2019.