About the Center

Founded in 2004 in Sofia, the Center is an independent, non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote the development and application of bioethics in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Center for Bioethics is a full member of the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME). The Center is the only organization in Bulgaria dedicated exclusively to the questions of bioethics. Its areas of concern include biomedical ethics, research ethics, the ethics of biotechnology, animal welfare and agricultural ethics.

The Center advocates for and defends the rights of patients, the interests of participants in human subject research, the welfare of animals and the responsible treatment of the environment. The Center works to improve the quality of Bulgarian healthcare and to facilitate the harmonization of Bulgarian legislation with the highest international bioethical norms and standards.

The Center serves as a forum for public discussions on current bioethical issues. It fosters research and offers consultations and education in all areas of bioethics.