Central European Network for Sustainable and Innovative Economy (CENETSIE)
Central European Network for Sustainable and Innovative Economy (CENETSIE) is a project that aims to build a community of researchers and students around two basic concepts: sustainability and innovations. Through this network, the plan is to disseminate the new way of thinking about resources, doing business and in general, the economy. New thinking is a new paradigm, which is not about eternal economic growth but about sustainable development which may, firstly, be achieved thanks to innovative solutions and behaviour. But being honest, we must realise that it will also require self-limiting behaviour. The partner universities come from the most polluted part of Europe (due to the European Air Quality Index: https://airindex.eea.europa.eu/): Poland, Bulgaria and Slovakia but also from the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary and the Ukraine. Right now, there are 8 institutions participating in the project:
- Poznań University of Economics and Business
- Czech University of Life Science in Prague
- Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
- the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics in Svishtov
- University of Economics in Prague
- University of Szeged
- University of Zagreb
- International Innovation Centre in Kiev
The majority are universities educating in the field of economics and management, so we hope that teaching students in the new paradigm we will make the future managers more aware of the approaching climate catastrophe and capable of doing business without wasting resources.
The tasks planned in the project mainly serve to build a network: we must know each other in order to rebuild thinking, teaching, conducting research and living. So we plan to organise several ventures (conferences and workshops) to elaborate on new teaching content and research fields. We are aware travelling is not environmentally friendly, but we have great hope that this sacrifice will pay off in the long run.
The project implementation period: 1st October 2019 – 30th September 2021
Source of financing: The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (project No.: PPI/APM/2019/1/00047/U/00001)