Bantani Education is a non-profit based in Belgium, working collaboratively to drive entrepreneurial and creative learning. Bantani brings together extensive policy and practical experience building collaborations and initiatives involving policy makers, educators, community partners and the private sector, to embed high quality entrepreneurial and creative learning practice and policy into any type of learning.
Bantani maintains very good EU and national networks in Europe and beyond and have recently worked with the European Commission, OECD, European Training Foundation, national and regional governments and EU/national networks linked to education and economic development. Bantani is the Welsh for “Away We Go”.
Elin McCallum is co-founder of Bantani Education and experienced in policy, practice and evaluation at UK and EU level, particularly entrepreneurship education.
Positive, motivated and able to engage partners at all levels, she has a strong background in European policy at EU and UK level, with excellent networks across the education, enterprise and employment policy areas, supported by practical understanding of EU policy functions and drivers and is a specialist in entrepreneurial learning with 12 years’ experience in national / international policy & practice, including 2.5 years at the European Commission fulfilling the specific objectives for entrepreneurial learning within Europe2020 and 8 years developing entrepreneurial learning strategy and innovative practice for Welsh Government. Her expertise includes knowledge of European funding programmes, evaluation, proven background in building partnerships and leading networks, and expertise in policy analysis at both national and European level – including the design and development of European Commission entrepreneurship education studies and leading on policy analysis of European and country level data.
Rebecca is co-founder of Brussels-based non-profit Bantani Education. Her background is in communications and capacity building in the field of global sustainability, and she is an experienced project manager and trainer with additional specialisms in journalism and communications.
She is able to translate complex thoughts to a variety of audiences, and has brought her skills to various projects in entrepreneurship education, working on projects for the European Commission (development of the user guide for the EU Entrepreneurship Competence Framework) and international projects to explore innovative and teacher-friendly assessment approaches for entrepreneurial skills in formal education (EntreAssess).
Her most recent work includes an international project bringing entrepreneurial and foreign language skills together for children at primary school age (CRADLE), and on behalf of Bantani she will soon be launching a policy reform project funded by the European Commission to develop a teacher competence framework for entrepreneurial education with supporting CPD (EntreComp for Teachers). Rebecca strongly believes in the power of education to provide opportunities for all and that it should prepare students not only for a job but for a life well lived.
She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers community and in 2017 has been named a Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellow by the U.S. State Department and German Marshall Fund of the U.S.