Representative of VŠE Prague Elected as a Steering Committee Member of PRME CEE

2 May

The PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education by UN Global Compact) Chapter Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) held its 1st PRME Regional Meeting CEE on 18 – 19 April 2016 at RISEBA University in Latvia. During this meeting, 56 delegates from 19 PRME signatory business and management schools across Central and Eastern Europe came together to agree on a Constitution and Steering Committee, and to discuss ideas on the roles, activities, and events for the new PRME Chapter.

Delegates were welcomed by Professor Danica Purg, President of CEEMAN and IEDC – Bled School of Management, Asoc. Prof. Irina Sennikova, RISEBA University Rector and CEEMAN Vice President, and Mr. Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, Association of MBAs (AMBA) and PRME Steering Committee Chair. Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head of the PRME Secretariat at the UN Global Compact, also welcomed participants stating, “We are very encouraged by the launch of the new PRME CEE Chapter, which brings together top business schools and management departments of the region. We encourage the PRME Chapter to focus on activities to raise awareness about responsible management education and practices and the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

The newly established PRME Chapter CEE was also honored to receive a welcome address from H.E. Maris Kucinskis, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia. At the conclusion of the meeting, a Steering Committee of 8 Members was elected, one of whom is also a representative of the VŠE, Assistant Professor Mr. Dusan Kučera.

The next PRME Chapter CEE meeting will take place in Estonia on 28 September 2016 during the 24th CEEMAN Annual Conference at Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration.