ECAQA signed Memorandum of Cooperation with the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA), Republic of Bulgaria on May 29, 2023
The ECAQA base of foreign experts includes representatives of the Bulgarian academic community, who are regularly involved in the work of external expert commissions for the accreditation of medical educational organizations.
NEAA was founded with the pursuance of art. 11, para. 1 of the Higher Education Act (HEA), passed by the National Assembly on December 27, 1995. With a Decree of the Council of Ministers No. 189 of August 1, 1996 of adopting a Statute of NEAA and defining the number of employees is constituted the subordinate legislative background of the agency.
NEEA is a statutory body for evaluation, accreditation and monitoring of the quality in higher education institutions and scientific organizations aiming at the enhancement of their teaching and research, as well as of their development as scientific, cultural, and innovative organizations.
NEEA y monitors the ability of institutions, their main units and branches to provide good quality of education and scientific research through an internal quality assurance system.
NEEA mission is to encourage higher education institutions in assuring and enhancing the quality of education they offer by sustaining high academic standards and good education traditions in Bulgaria.
NEAA supports quality assurance of higher education by periodic institutional and program evaluation and accreditation of higher education institutions in Bulgaria, professional fields, regulated professions, PhD programs; by evaluation of projects for opening new professional fields and by post-accreditation monitoring. NEAA has been implementing ESG since January 2017. NEAA is a full member of ENQA and is recorded on EQAR.