The author analyses a problem of the genesis and evolution of the Faroe Islands’ aspiration for broadening the scope of the given autonomy. The Faroe Islands are dependent territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. The autonomy has had a long parliamentary tradition, as well as homogenous society aspiring to be recognised as a separate nation. Increasing the scope of a given autonomy was done in evolutionary and peaceful way with full respect to democracy and the rule of law. The Faroe Islands indicates the aspirations towards gaining the independence. Tendencies connected with Europeanisation and globalisation play a special role in the process. Still an unsolved issue, which may be an obstacle on the way to gain independence, remains the financial independence of the autonomy.