The RCN delegation of Arne, Lisa, Kathini, Poppy and Larry met at Bagarstugan with alumni and some of the founding team (Kjell Nilsson and Leif Jansson) of the partnership between UWC Red Cross Nordic and Åland. We had 6 alumni present including the very first student from Åland at the College and Leonardo (Italy) who has a summer job with the Ålandic Red Cross and is currently studying at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Our programme was coordinated by Wille Walve (RCN alumnus, Minister of Social Affairs and Health for the Government of Åland, former RCN Board member, and former Head of the Åland delegation to the Nordic Council).
Wille also set up a meeting with the Government including the Premier Mrs Katrin Sjøgren – and this provided us with the opportunity to present the College and Åland’s special place within our Nordic cooperation. Åland is a home-ruled, demilitarized and Swedish-speaking territory belonging to Finland and a member of the European Union since 1995 – and we are delighted that it continues to be a partner of our College.