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Policy Documents

National Qualifications Framework

Following Decision № 96 of 2 February 2012 the National Qualifications Framework was adopted on the basis of article 8, §3 of the Statute of the Council of Ministers and its administration which was adopted by Council of ministers Decree № 229 of 2009 in connection with article 2 of the recommendation of the European parliament and the Council of 23 April 2008 for the creation of European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning. Download document.


Decision№ 619 of 20 July 2009 referring the adoption of the List of regulated professions in the Republic of Bulgaria, published in SG issue 61 of 31 July 2009, amended and supplemented SG issue 30 of 17 April 2012.

According to articles 3 and 6 of the Law for recognition of professional qualifications the Council of ministers has adopted the List of regulated professions in the Republic of Bulgaria. When recognizing professional qualifications for performing a regulated profession the recognizing bodies enclose the respective lists, syllabi and the sample of the declaration for temporary provision of services. Download document


National Lifelong Learning Strategy (LLS) for the period 2008 – 2013

The National Lifelong Learning Strategy for the period 2008–2013 presents policies for the lifelong learning development in Bulgaria.
The Strategy formulates recommendations for action which the government should take with regard to the future preparation of the Bulgarian citizens for active involvement in the new global knowledge based economy. Download document


Manual for self-assessment of a secondary vocational school

The purpose of the manual is to aid the self-assessment process of the secondary vocational schools. The development of the manual involved the participation of a group of 18 major Bulgarian secondary vocational schools directors from around the country, experts in vocational training from 3 regional educational inspectorates and experts in vocational education from MEYS.
is through the self-assessment that the secondary vocational school team can systematize information on the level of the current vocational education and training and identify the areas which need improving as well as take the adequate measures and activities.
The manual has been developed on the basis of the European self-assessment manual for vocational education and training providers (CEDEFOP, 2003), the Manual for internal appraisal of the Ministry of education and sport of Monte Negro  and the guiding European documents for quality assurance in the vocational education and training. Download document


Manual for validation of knowledge, skills and competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning

The main goal of the manual is to aid the establishment of a system for validation of vocational knowledge, skills and competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning at regional and local level. Its immediate purpose is to help the regional and municipal administrations in developing and updating the strategic development plans concerning the human resources and lifelong learning.
The manual has been produced with the financial support of EC, Lifelong Learning Programme, horizontal programme, Key Activity 1, Action “Support for European cooperation in education and training” as a part of the ReSoLVE project. Downolad document


Regulations for the terms and conditions for keeping the list of regulated professions in the Republic of Bulgaria, published SG issue 35 of 28 April 2006.

The regulations define the terms and conditions for keeping the List of regulated professions in the Republic of Bulgaria as well as the access to the information contained therein.
The List of regulated professions in the Republic of Bulgaria contains: the name of the professions which are subject to regulation according to the Bulgarian legislation; the regulatory act which determines them as regulated professions; the body which is competent to authorize or recognize the practising of the respective regulated profession. Download document


National agreement “First job” between the Government of the republic of Bulgaria, the nationally represented employer organizations and the nationally represented employee organizations

The agreement has been signed with regard to the realization of the National initiative “Jobs for the young people in Bulgaria” 2012 – 2013 adopted by the Council of ministers on 28 March 2012, protocol № 12. The Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the nationally represented employer and employee organizations agreed to work together during the period 2012 – 2013 for the realization of initiatives supporting the involvement of the young people on the labour market by providing opportunities for acquiring initial vocational experience and aiding their transition from education and training to work. Download document


Framework agreement between MEYS, MLSP, NAVET, the nationally represented employer organizations and the nationally represented employee organizations

The purpose of the agreement is to improve the cooperation mechanism between the responsible and the interested institutions for the development of the vocational education and training in Bulgaria in accordance with the new requirements of the national and regional economy and the challenges of the dynamic development of highly competitive labour market. Download document


Vocational Education and Training Act

This act governs the public relations concerning: the provision of the right of vocational education and training to the citizens according to their personal interests and abilities; satisfying the needs of qualified competitive labour force on the labour market; provision of conditions for functioning and development of the vocational education and training system based on cooperation among its institutions, the executive authorities and the local self-government bodies and the social partners.
The act regulates the organization, the institutions, the management and financing in the vocational education and training system. Download document


Recognition of Professional Qualifications Act

The Act governs the terms and conditions for recognition of professional qualifications acquired in other member states and in third countries with regard to access and practising  regulated professions in the Republic of Bulgaria.
The Act applies both to citizens of the member states and third countries who have acquired professional qualifications in other member states or third countries and would like to practise their profession in the Republic of Bulgaria as self-employed or employed.
The Act does not apply to citizens of third countries who have acquired professional qualifications in regulated medical professions in third countries. Download document


List of regulated professions in the Republic of Bulgaria, adopted with Council of Ministers’ decision № 619 of 20 July 2009

Regulated professions are the ones which require the possession of a diploma or another type of education certificate for their practice. In this case the lack of the necessary national diploma does not allow access to the profession in other member states. Practising a regulated profession (independent of employed or self-employed person) in a member state different from the one where the education was acquired is a subject to regulations on European Union level (EU). Practising a regulated profession needs to meet specific requirements. More