19 professionals from 11 different business schools joined efforts at Corvinus Business School in Budapest for a two-day workshop to promote ecological and social sustainability in higher education. The Central and Eastern European Chapter of PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) shared best practices, learned about the Corvinus Science Shop and elaborated on potential future projects. This was made possible due to the cooperation of Prague University of Economics (VSE), University of Ljubljana School of Economics and Business, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Bled School of Management, CEEMAN, Cracow University of Economics, Lviv Business School, University of Zagreb and Budapest Business School (BGE). Thank you to all that participated and made this possible.
Highlights from the workshop included the following:
• CBS Dean Prof. Zita Zoltay Paprika greeted the participants.
• After a short introduction of old and new PRME CEE members, a PRME CEE good practices sharing session followed.
• As a basis for future research, a World Café format session presented the opportunity to offer insights to some related research fields by the participants - by Zsuzsanna Géring (BGE, Budapest) - Mission(s) of Hungarian HEIs – identified social roles in mission statements; Dušan Kučera (VSE, Prague) - Ethical challenges of Artificial Intelligence; György Pataki (CUB, Budapest) – Social Innovation; Judita Peterlin (SEB LU, Ljubljana) – Personal Sustainability in the Academic Sphere; Olga Veligurska (CEEMAN, Bled) – Reinvention for Sustainability
• An Education, Research and Outreach Synergies Workshop aimed at the exploration of further potential for cooperation based on good practices
• Through the case of the Corvinus Science Shop, the participants learned about community engaged research & learning: how community engagement fertilizes project courses at Corvinus. This session included a district field tour and meeting four civil partners. During the conference the Annual Steering Committee Meeting was also held. Beyond organizational matters, the members
• decided about future efforts to attract more participants from the CEE region,
• accepted Mikolaj Pindelski’s (SGH Warsaw School of Economics) offer to host the PRME CEE Annual Workshop in 2020 and
• discussed the opportunity to also include a PRME CEE Chapter Meeting in the programme of the Annual CEEMAN Conference to be held in September 2019.
Furthermore, participants discussed several future joint projects (including handbooks on best practices from the region, social innovation, cooperation in the research of the ethical aspects of AI and organizing common sustainability events.)
For further information on the CEE Chapter's activities, click HERE.
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Email: PRME Secretariat