Affiliation to EAA is open to organizations and institutions that adhere to the principles and professional standards of the EAA, as established in the EAA Statutes and set out within the EAA Code of Practice, the EAA Principles of Conduct for Contract Archaeology, and the EAA Code of Practice for Fieldwork Training. Affiliation is subject to a minimum of 5 of the affiliate organisation members being individual full members of EAA and is defined by a specific formal agreement. Please contact EAA for further details.

Association of Bulgarian Archaeologists (ABA)


АBА is a non-profit  association of professional archaeologists, working for the benefit of society. It has more than 200 members working in various institutions such as the National Archaeological Institute with Museum (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Universities and Museums in Bulgaria.  

АBА was established in 2008 with the aim of aiding the discovery, investigation, preservation and popularization of the Bulgarian archaeological heritage that is an inseparable part of the world cultural heritage. The founding principles and activities of АBА are laid out in its statutes (http://be-ja.org/aba-news/). The organization aspires to stimulate the development of archaeological investigations by outlining and requiring high professional standards. ABA publishes the Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology (Be-JA) – www.be-ja.org – which aims to extend the dissemination of available archaeological information. ABA strives to support professional training and further education in the area of archaeological studies, as well as to defend the rights and interests of archaeologists in Bulgaria.  An important aspect of ABA activities is the pro-active participation of its members in the preparation and discussion of advisory regulations concerning the cultural-historical heritage of the Republic of Bulgaria. ABA is actively seeking to cooperate with similar organizations and recognizes the EAA as a like-minded strategic partner in the common goal of the improvement of professional standards in archaeological practice, as well as the preservation and popularization of cultural heritage.   

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA)

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) is the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas. It promotes high professional standards and strong ethics in archaeological practice, to maximise the benefits that archaeologists bring to society.

Founded in 1982, CIfA is the authoritative and effective voice for archaeologists, bringing recognition and respect to our profession. It represents professional archaeology to government, policy-makers and business.

CIfA sets standards and issues guidelines, improves career prospects through training and learning opportunities and by providing information about developments in professional practice. CIfA professionals are accredited and skilled in the study and care of the historic environment. They, and CIfA’s Registered Organisations,  sign up to a rigorous Code of conduct, professional development (CPD) schemes and complaints procedures to uphold competence and standards in archaeology. In these ways, CIfA acts as a self-regulatory body for the archaeological profession.

Applications for accreditation as a professional archaeologist are welcomed from any branch of archaeology and any part of the world.

CIfA shares with EAA a commitment to the promotion of professionalism and good practice in archaeology, and values it as a partner.