Ella has an academic background in International Relations, Critical Theory and Refugee Studies and has 10 years’ experience working with not for profit organisations across diverse themes including: advocacy for migrant communities; local community engagement in national policy making; and structural relationships between poverty and disenfranchisement.  She became interested in popular education methodology 10 years ago and has been using this to support groups to develop transformative practices since 2013.

As Project Coordinator for Ulex her work bridges facilitation, developing project partnerships, governance, strategy, and project and programme evaluation.  She has coordinated more than 30 partnerships with a range of different actors across European social movements.  Working with Col·lectiu Eco Actiu since 2008 she has an excellent understanding of its training programme, and its approach to pan European capacity building.