The Agency is pleased to welcome Bulgaria as its 30th member country! Over time, Bulgaria has participated in some Agency activities as an observer, including the European Hearing in 2007.
Inclusion is high on the agenda in Bulgaria. In December, the Agency took part in the 2016 Annual Inclusive Education Conference, organised by the Centre for Inclusive Education, Bulgaria, in partnership with UNICEF Bulgaria. In his opening speech, Diyan Stamatov, Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Education and Science, informed participants that Bulgaria will join the Agency in 2017. He emphasised that, thanks to the joint efforts of policy-makers, experts, teachers and the non-governmental sector, the new Bulgarian Pre-School and School Education Act is driven by the principle of inclusive education.
More information and contacts for this new member country is available on the Country Information section of the Agency website.