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Background Given the call for creation of PRME Chapters endorsed by the PRME community at the 3rd PRME Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, with the aim to support and advance the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) within particular geographic and cultural contexts, and the increasing launch of regional PRME Chapters that have proved to be a useful outlet for closer regional collaboration, CEEMAN – the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies, - a PRME Steering Committee member- has decided, in consultation with the PRME Secretariat, to help lead -along with PRME signatories in the region- the creation of a PRME Chapter for the Central and Eastern Europe region.

During 2015, PRME signatories in the region were engaged informally at the 2015 PRME Global Forum to explore this idea, and more formally, by a letter of proposal inviting them to support the establishment of the Chapter and attend the 23rd CEEMAN Annual Conference in Almaty on 23-26 September to discuss it. Prof. Irina Sennikova, Rector of RISEBA University, Latvia and Vice-President of CEEMAN, offered to host the PRME Chapter Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Secretariat at her institution for the time being.

The 1st PRME Chapter Meeting CEE(1) will take place at RISEBA, Latvia in conjunction with the Conference titled ‘Become Engaged and Make an Impact: Ethics , Responsibility and Sustainability Across Disciplines’ on 18 and 19 April 2016, where the PRME Chapter CEE is planning to be officially launched as an established PRME Chapter and agree on specific future activities.

The main aim of the PRME Chapter CEE is to give a stronger voice to PRME signatories of the region among the PRME initiative and Responsible Management Education (RME) movement and provide them with more visibility; highlight their good practices, as well as to exchange ideas and foster better experience exchange and collaboration in the area of RME relevant for our region. The PRME Chapter CEE is called to be a regional platform for dialogue, collaboration and collective action within our CEE region to further advance RME and sustainable development in support of broader UN goals.

Main activities/Core value proposition

Here you can list some of the ideas you discuss for project, for instance:
-Conducting outreach and training events on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Global Compact and PRME.
-Helping recruit more PRME signatories in the region
-Hosting an annual event to share good practices and advance PRME in the region



Organising Committee

fDeinats 12 13 12 2012  243 Irina Sennikova, Rector RISEBA and CEEMAN Vice-President

Irina Sennikova is Rector of Riga International School of Economics and Business (RISEBA). She holds an MA degree in English philology from the University of Latvia, MBA and MSc in Management from IEDC-Bled School of Management (Slovenia), and PhD from Kozminski University (Poland).

Apart from her administrative responsibilities, she teaches courses in management, leadership and organizational behavior at RISEBA. She also is a visiting lecturer at the Baltic Defense College (Estonia). Her research interests lie mainly in the area of intellectual  entrepreneurship and enrtrepreneurial  leadership.

Irina Sennikova is a member of Latvian State Scientific Qualification Commiteee.  She has been a founding member of International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) and is a Senior Enterprise Fellow at University of Essex, School of Entrepreneurship and Business, UK. She is a Chair of the EQUAL board and a member of CEEMAN Board and CEEMAN Accreditation Committee.

Olga Veligurska RISEBA webOlga Veligurska, Director of CEEMAN

Olga Veligurska is Director of CEEMAN – the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies, which unites over 200 members (business schools, professional associations, companies, and individuals) from 54 countries all over the world (www.ceeman.org).
Originally from Latvia, Olga has been with CEEMAN since 2004, first as Coordinator and Head of Projects, being closely engaged in all CEEMAN activities and projects, including IMTA – International Management Teachers Academy, Program Management Seminar, various conferences and events, IQA – International Quality Accreditation, member relations, work with PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) initiative, research projects and overall administration. She is also Vice President of Challenge:Future global youth think tank and competition on innovation and sustainability (www.challengefuture.org), where CEEMAN is one of the founding partners.
Prior to moving to Slovenia, where CEEMAN is based, Olga worked as a Project Manager at Baltic Management Conferences Ltd in Riga, Latvia and was also engaged in various research, internship, and voluntary projects.
Olga holds BSc from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, an MBA from IEDC-Bled School of Management, and is currently attending PhD studies in Sweden.

Polina Naidenko RISEBA vadiba Polina Naidenko, RISEBA Vice-Rector for External Relations

Polina Naidenko was appointed as RISEBA Vice Rector for External Relations in 2015.
Her previous leadership positions include Head of External Relations Division, Bachelor and Master Programme Director at RISEBA University.
For the last 15 years Polina has also been teaching a number of Bachelor and Master level courses related to effective communication, marketing and research.
Polina’s current research focuses on the internationalisation of higher education with a particular interest in higher education export.
Through her academic, professional and travel experiences in Europe and CIS countries Polina has gained extensive practical experience in event management successfully developing and launching short training modules, special events and conferences.

iveta cirule

Iveta Cirule, Head of RISEBA Creative Business Incubator

Iveta has an interesting education and working background in the field of public administration, business environment and internation project management:
•    Lecturer and expert of Creative Industries; moderator and lecturer of creative trainings, brain storms and team-building;
•    Entreprenuer, lecturer and expert for Start-up companies (in the field of natural&organic products, youth and start-up training; founder and CEO of BIORGANIK Ltd.);
•    Project Manager and International Cooperation Consultant (Public Health, Human Resources, Start-up companies and Youth).

Iveta’s vision is to promote RISEBA Creative Business Incubator as supportive, active and know-how environment for RISEBA students’ growth.

E-mail: iveta.cirule@riseba.lv
Phone: +371 29189748