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Elin McCallum


Originally a youth worker and VET teacher, Elin has specialised in entrepreneurial education for the past 14 years. After 12 years in education and economic development policy roles with European Commission and Welsh Government, she co-founded Bantani Education in 2016 to drive this work forward. Bantani are a non-profit involved in building new collaborations, developing stronger networks, and creating new ways to innovate and experiment in the area of entrepreneurial learning. They are particularly interested in the creative mindset development, educator skills, digital innovation and how entrepreneurial education can support active citizenship. The organisation now works with a range of national and international partners including the United Nations and the European Commission. She has contributed to a wide range of publications including academic papers, policy guidance, Eurydice studies on entrepreneurship and citizenship education, UN global practice compendiums and authored the recent ‘EntreComp into Action’ publication by the European Commission.