Nordic experiences of territorial autonomy and their global relevance – Islands of the North: Faroes, Greenland and Åland

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v.l.n.r.: Kollafjørður, Faroe Islands – Erik Christensen (Wikimedia Commons); Ilulissat, Greenland – Quintin Soloviev (Wikimedia Commons); Visit Åland – Tiina Tahvanainen

PANEL DISCUSSION – open event.

The Nordic region and cooperation includes among its various tools of societal diversity and multilevel governance three island regions with high but varied forms of autonomy. What can we learn from these experiences so far? What is their global relevance in today’s world?

Participants: Maria Ackrén, Dr, Associate professor of politics, University of Greenland (Nuuk, Danmark); Alexander Osipov, Dr in ethnology, affiliated with the International Centre for Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity Studies (Prague, Czech Republic); Felix Schulte, Dr, Senior Researcher at the European Centre for Minority issues (Flensburg, Germany); and Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, Dr, Associate professor of international law, Director of the Åland Islands Peace Institute (Mariehamn, Finland).

The panel shall be moderated by Elisabeth Alber, Dr, Senior researcher, Institute for Comparative Federalism, EURAC Research (Bolzano, South Tyrol/Italy) and Lecturer University of Innsbruck (Austria).

After a conversation between the panel speakers, there shall be ample time for questions and discussions with the audience.


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