Projects

Bantani Education works collaboratively on European projects to drive entrepreneurial and creative learning in policy and practice. We invite you to find out more about the current projects we are involved with to embed high quality entrepreneurial and creative learning practice into formal and non-formal learning.

Our projects cover diverse topics such as:

  • Digital transition
  • Social change
  • Employability
  • Assessment
  • Mainstreaming entrepreneurial comptences

Current projects

Bantani Education is currently involved as a partner in the following projects:

EntreComp Europe, funded by the COSME programme of the European Union, sets up national and regional EntreComp communities to explore the use of EntreComp in youth work, education, employment and enterprise. The project aims to create partner channels to develop new transnational collaborations around EntreComp through events and conferences. This project gather partners from Belgium, Turkey, Italy, Spain and Moldova around a common goal: to spread the word about EntreComp.

EntreComp360, an Erasmus + funded project, seeks to support actors in the lifelong learning sector to develop, validate and enhance entrepreneurship as a key competence. The project will set up a one-stop-shop website to help actors from across formal education, youth organisations, employers and business to make use of the EntreComp framework. It will make guides, toolboxes, MOOCs and other material freely available to foster the uptake of the framework. The project is a consortium of partners from Iceland, Belgium, Italy, Finland, UK and Spain.

2BDigital is an Erasmus+ project that aims to develop teachers’ pedagogical digital competences, to efficiently teach and train online. The aim of the project is to identify and implement transversal and digital competences for successful adaptation and engagement of online VET teaching and learning. To reach this goal, 2BDigital will train teachers all over Europe to implement and mainstream an innovative online teaching and assessment methodology. Partners of the project are based in Spain, Belgium, Croatia and Latvia.

Digital Firefly is an Erasmus + co-funded project, gathering partners from Iceland, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Finland. The project will identify and address the challenges teachers, trainers, and teacher-educators face in developing entrepreneurial competences through the post-pandemic New Normal, with special attention to the development of online and blended learning tools. To achieve these goals, the project will develop a Teacher Kit, a teacher resources for online and blended entrepreneurship education, as well as training courses and a policy report, all research based.

ParENTrepreneurs, co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union, aims to support parents and other family members in their role as educators to foster the entrepreneurial spirit and skills of their children. The project has developed the parENTrepreneurs Competence Framework, specially adapted for the unique role parents and guardians play in their children’s development, a social learning platform for parents to allow networking among parents and is developing a guide to validation and recognition to help parents understand the wide variety of entrepreneurial skills they already possess. The project partners are based in Belgium, Spain, UK, The Netherlands, Italy and Finland.

Supporting Inclusion and Diversity in Teaching (SIDiT), co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union, is a joint project between organizations, institutes and schools in Europe with an expertise in education. The partners are located in Greece, Belgium, Ireland, Italy and Croatia. The goal is to create inclusive classrooms where students will be able to participate at, interact and communicate with each other, while developing their skills.

Young Entrepreneurial Teacher Initiative (YETI), co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union, aims to promote and institutionalise entrepreneurship education practices among aspiring teachers in initial teacher education programmes. The goal is to foster the development of entrepreneurial mindset among aspiring teachers. The YETI project unites seven partners from universities, businesses, start-ups and networks in Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Austria, and Poland.

YOUCOOPE is a European project that aims to encourage educational institutions to include the cooperative model in their curricula and to promote it among young students and entrepreneurs. The ten institutions around Europe, based in UK, Spain, Italy, and Belgium that promote this initiative will design innovative training modules with resources, methodologies and tools for educators to integrate cooperative entrepreneurship concepts, skills and real experiences in their classroom. These resources will also encourage them to seek the collaboration of existing cooperatives from their local context, to both gain awareness but also to facilitate school-to-work transition and real experiences.

Advisory

Bantani Education staff are currently involved in the following projects in an advisory or consulting capacity:

Entrepreneurial skills for young social innovators in an open digital world. Bantani advises on this Horizon2020 EU-funded project that delivers and spreads a new approach for early entrepreneurship education within Europe. DOIT contributes to youth employment and to create new jobs in the social economy by nurturing in young pupils seeds for active social innovation: entrepreneurial mind-sets, knowhow and skills. The project empowers primary and secondary school pupils (6-16 years) alongside educators to apply open innovation methods, digital maker tools and collaboration skills to tackle societal problems.

Bantani has participated in the evaluation process of the Kosovo based project ALLED2 – “Aligning Education and Training with Labour Market Needs – ALLED Phase II”, which is funded by the European Union, co-funded by Austrian Development Cooperation and implemented by the Austrian Development Agency. Bantani’s expertise and involvement in the field work helped the ALLED2 evaluation team in elaborating the conclusion and findings and contributed to this mid-term evaluation with a number of recommendations.

Bantani has conducted extensive research to monitor and evaluate the first three years of the Youth@Work Partnership and the activities organised across Europe since 2018. Bantani’s team produced a report as a result of quantitative and qualitative data collection processes, including surveys, interviews and focus groups. This looking back report will serve as a basis for the future developments of the project.

E³UDRES² is a European University Alliance that follows the idea “From Europe – For Europe” by developing European solutions to regional problems.

Elin McCallum is part of an expert group led by Fondazione Brodolini working on a major study for CEDEFOP on entrepreneurial education and training for the VET sector.

Bantani is supporting the design of bespoke training for lead trainers at five Innovation Hubs in Palestine, led by ENABEL, the Belgian agency for international development.

Past projects

Bantani Education has previously been involved in the following projects either as a partner or advisor:

EntreCompEdu, co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union, aimed to foster educators’ entrepreneurial education skills to strengthen their creative and entrepreneurial mindsets. The project adapted the EntreComp framework to the professional environment of educators and developed a free online training course. EntreCompEdu also developed a practice map collated by and for teachers with practical examples of how teachers foster an entrepreneurial mindset in their students. The EntreCompEdu professional skills framework, online learning course, and practice map are available on the EntreCompEdu website.

This project is now being delivered as a third training pilot with teachers within EntreComp Europe, and partners are actively seeking opportunities to scale-up the programme.

The EntreAssess project built a go-to resource for educators who want to learn more about assessing entrepreneurial competence. The platform gathers and explains different assessment approaches, methods and provides examples from classrooms around the world.

This work has now been mainstreamed to underpin training on assessment within the EntreCompEdu training programme.

Creating Activity Designed Language Learning Environments for Entrepreneurship Education, CRADLE, was an Erasmus+ co-funded project that developed a teaching methodology for primary school educators to simultaneously foster foreign language and entrepreneurial skills. The CRADLE methodology employs a cross-curricular, activity-based, student-centred teaching approach and is aimed at pupils aged 8-12. The CRADLE methodology including lesson plans and activity ideas is available for free on the CRADLE website.

The results of CRADLE now underpin the design of the current SIDiT project.

The ECO-SystemApp project built a one-stop shop of teaching resources for entrepreneurship educators. This multi-sector project developed support for entrepreneurship education ecosystems by engaging teachers, trainers and educators from all educational levels, businesses, public authorities and Civil Society organisations (associations, foundations, youth organisations), to foster an entrepreneurial environment.

The ELYME project supported migrants permanently residing in the EU with a targeted entrepreneurship training programme. ELYME helped migrants in starting up their business and support its growth for them to become self-confident, self-employed and build a successful enterprise in the host countries. The training programme and a thriving community of migrant entrepreneurs supporting one another is available on the ELYME website.