Welcome back to another edition of Bantani Buzz! If we had to sum up our experiences in April in one word it would be travel. This month the team has been busy jet-setting not only around Europe but also to Central Asia to support various projects. And those of us working from home and the office have been just as busy too. Read on to see where we have been and what we have been doing.

Empowering Central Asian educators in Astana

Bantani Education is proud to be part of the DARYA SCAFFOLD project, part of the European Training Foundation (ETF) Dialogue and Action for Resourceful Youth in Central Asia (DARYA) initiative. From 15 to 19 April our colleagues Elin, Hazel and Maria has the pleasure of travelling to Astana, Kazakhstan, to participate in a week of training.

For more information about the event, read the press release on the ETF website. You can also take a look at the photo albums (15-17 April, 19 April) to see more.

Training for VET and HE in Badajoz

The EntreComp4Transition project took an exciting step forward in April as 50 trainers from Belgium, Italy, Austria, Türkiye and Spain travelled to Badajoz, Spain to take part in the ‘train the trainer’ European pilot experience. Together with partners and expert facilitators, participants shared their training needs and worked on a team challenge to address local challenges. From the Bantani team, Marianella took part in the training week and enjoyed seeing the training come to life. There were also moments in the agenda to experience the historic sites of Badajoz and Mérida.

Women Learning Together Meeting

During April 22nd and 23rd, Elin and Nagore travelled to Skopje, North Macedonia, for the fifth and final transnational partner meeting within the Women Learning Together project. It provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the project’s overall scope, identify areas for improvement, and outline the next steps. Additionally, it offered a chance to evaluate the results and prepare for the conclusion of this remarkable project – and enjoy the warm Macedonian hospitality.

It’s not late to join the Women Learning Together training programme! Simply register your details here. You can also try out the WLT competence recognition tool. Next month we look forward to celebrating the achievements of our learners with a special online Graduation and Talent Showcase.

Celebrations and recognition for Educators for Impact

The Educators for Impact project goes from strength to strength with the Impactful Educators Awards which recognise university educators who are supporting the cultivation of an entrepreneurial mindset as a means to enhance the impact of education, address societal challenges, and introduce novelty into the education sector. Three categories were awarded: innovative mindset master, empowering learning journey hero and impactful partnerships builder. Elsewhere, the Training Programme is also well underway with online learning, toolkit and resources available.

Entrepreneurship4All featured by European Commission

Entrepreneurship4All, which is an initiative of the European Union, was recently featured on the EISMEA blog, with details about the successful conclusion of Phase 1 of the project, touching on each of the four pillars: sustainability, digitalisation, financial literacy and entrepreneurial competences. It also introduced Phase 2 – with Bantani leads. We are excited to see how this project will move forward into the second phase, with new learning experiences expected soon.

Developing digital skills with DigComp Hub

Exciting news from DigComp Hub which launched the online pilot training course at the end of April. Building on the DigComp Framework, this training is available on the All Digital Academy, where you can get started at anytime until 27 May. the training is an excellent and publicly accessible opportunity to learn about the DigComp framework and its use in adult education and beyond. Head over to the All Digital Academy for more details.

That’s all for now but we will be back for more updates next month. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the latest EntreComp Community Newsletter to what is coming up through May, including the EntreComp Framework in Japanese, and a variety of events.