• Bulgaria continues to implement its Life Long Learning Strategy and delivering trainings at local adult education centers, while they remain at the end of the European spectrum in terms of participation in adult learning. Digital skills and the inclusion of minority groups are two of the challenges that Bulgaria faces.

Bulgaria country reports

Bulgaria 2022

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Bulgaria 2021

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  • Developments: New Adult Learning Strategy introduced

    According to EAEA’s member, The Business Foundation for Education (BFE), the situation of adult learning and education (ALE) in Bulgaria has slightly improved compared to the previous year, because there are new options for re-qualification.

  • Challenges: Adequate financing and sustainability

    According to BFE, there have been no changes in the funding of adult education in the last year. BFE would like to request more adequate financing for adult learning providers from the Bulgarian government. Concerning the ongoing pandemic, addres...

Bulgaria 2020

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  • Bulgaria introduction

    Throughout the recent months, Bulgaria has increased its participation in international projects on adult education, much of which has been funded by the Erasmus+ programme.  However, the national strategies on the quality of education need f...

  • Recent developments in Bulgaria

    In the past year, a few initiatives in Bulgaria were organised, aiming to create strategies for the validation of skills obtained through non-formal education. In addition, the EAEA’s members in the country continue to work on strengthening the profe...
  • Links to EU and international policy in Bulgaria

    Implementation of goal 4 of the SDGs, although not being explicitly present in national regulations, is on the agenda of numerous different stakeholders affiliated with education in Bulgaria. Particularly, EAEA members in the country are working o...

  • Challenges and recommendations in Bulgaria

    One of the main challenges of adult education in Bulgaria is to consolidate a national strategy on achievement of SDG 4. There is currently no clear and widely supported understanding of the strategy that can be implemented. In addition, there is...

EAEA members view

General situation of adult education
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Funding situation of adult education
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Participation in adult education

% of persons aged 25-64
1.8% participation rate last 4 weeks (European Labour Survey 2021)
24.6% participation rate last 12 months (European Adult Education Survey 2016)