Bulgaria is actively participating in the building-up of the European Area of Education, taking part in different European initiatives, programmes and projects, launched either under the umbrella of the EU or by international organizations active in the areas of education, training and youth (such as the Council of Europe, UNESCO, OSCE, BSEC, ERI SEE, UN education targeted activities) enabling the country not only to gain a better understanding of common educational policies, but also to gather and exchange experience in the respective areas, benefiting from the established European cooperation
Bulgaria has always maintained close relations with the countries from the region in the field of education. Within that context, different bilateral agreements have always been operative. These agreements have had a dynamic effect especially in supporting cultural and educational diversification in the region. Bulgaria has also been very engaged in encouraging exchange of information and best practices, studies and research, teacher training (educational projects of regional importance in particular) at a regional level.
Bulgaria participates in the Euroguidance and Europass initiatives of the European Commission aiming to further promote and facilitate mobility (Europass coordinator - Mrs. Elena Mircheva and Euroguidance coordinator - Mr. Lachezar Afrikanov).