The recognition of skills and qualifications acquired by EU citizens in EU member states, including the corresponding recognition procedures and charges, are the responsibility of each member state. Recognition of skills and qualification earned in third countries is also a national responsibility.
The European Commission facilitates recognition procedures by:
- Recognizing professional qualifications obtained in one Member State to have access and pursuit of regulated professions in another Member State (EC Directive 2005/36).
- Recognizing qualifications for academic purposes in the higher education sector.
- Recognizing, assessing, granting, or denying the educational provider or employer.
In most cases, Bulgarian schools, universities and employers recognize qualifications acquired in other EU Member States and the EU.