The Constitutional Court of Croatia has recently made a decision regarding the gradual abolition of the parent-educator demographic measure. The court released information about its verdict to a journalist on the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Vukovar and Škabrnja, without notifying the association “In the name of the family” and HURO, who represent 5,000 families caring for 20,000 children.
The associations had sent a request to the Constitutional Court for an assessment of the constitutionality of the decision that reduced the monthly allowance for parents of educators and extended the age limit for receiving it. They did so after the High Administrative Court declared the city’s decision legal.
The High Administrative Court argued that this decision marked a gradual cessation of financial assistance. This allowed beneficiaries more time to adjust to new conditions. The aim was to end financial assistance with either establishing an employment relationship or enrolling children in kindergarten, giving families more time to adjust to this new reality.
Danijela Dolenec, deputy mayor, announced that they will implement this amended measure throughout 2023 and have already allocated significant funds for building city kindergartens. Their main goal is to fulfill their promise to provide every child with access to kindergarten education.