CEEMAN and PRME


The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is the first organised relationship between the United Nations and business schools, that aims to transform management education, research and thought leadership on global level. CEEMAN has been an active contributor to PRME ever since it was launched at the UN Global Compact Leaders' Summit in Geneva, Switzerland in July 2007 and CEEMAN members were among the first management development institutions that joined this initiative.

CEEMAN is a member of PRME Steering Committee since 2010, and closely collaborates with the PRME Working Group on Poverty as a Challenge to Management Education (Anti-poverty Working Group). In 2013, when CEEMAN celebrated its 20th Anniversary, CEEMAN President Danica Purg served as the President of PRME Steering Committee, while on 25-26 September 2013 CEEMAN hosted the 2013 PRME Summit in Bled, Slovenia.

CEEMAN supports PRME through its IQA-International Quality Accreditation, which places specific emphasis on responsible management education, through faculty development activities (special track on Business in Society and a session on social responsibility of faculty at IMTA - International Management Teachers Academy) and in CEEMAN Champion Awards (special category on responsible management education), as well as regular publication of PRME-related information on CEEMAN website, social media and other channels.

CEEMAN has also supported the establishment of PRME regional chapter for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), which held its first meeting on 18-19 April 2016 at RISEBA University in Riga. During the meeting, 56 delegates from 19 PRME signatory business schools across CEE 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. The second meeting of the CEE Chapter was hosted by CEEMAN alongside the 24th CEEMAN Annual Conference in Tallinn in September 2016.