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Demographic measures

Demographic measures 
City of Zagreb recognized the importance of demographic policy measures aimed at children, youth and families.

Most important measures include:
  • Newborn equipment supply financing – since 2004; every newborn child resident in Zagreb, under certain conditions, is granted single financing.
  • Financing stay-at-home parents - since September 8, 2016. Applicable to one parent in families with three or more children.
  • Scholarship schemes – best investment in the future and reducing child poverty - the City of Zagreb award students with different kind of scholarships  through public tender; 5 different scholarships schemes: for excellent students of secondary schools and university, for pupils and university students for deficit occupations; scholarship for Roma pupils and university students; for pupils and university students based on socioeconomic status, and for pupils and university students with disabilities; Two additional scholarship funds for doctoral students and pupils and students persons under international and temporary protection;
Under the conditions of the Decision on social welfare we provide:
  • Public transport in the City of Zagreb is free of charge for pupils and university students. Unemployed and retired persons can also use public transport free of charge.
  • Family packages assistance is given to families or guardians of three or more underage children if they are beneficiaries of the guaranteed minimum allowance, and to single parent families with one or more underage children if the parent is a beneficiary of the guaranteed minimum allowance. Infant formula assistance provides support in the form of infant formula for children whose mothers cannot breastfeed, ensuring regular growth and development of our youngest citizens.
  • Free summer vacation for children of families with lower household incomes.
  • Children gift packages for Easter and St. Nicholas day for children receiving family package benefits, soup kitchen users and infant formula assistance beneficiaries (for every child up to 12 years of age).
  • Financing persons - parent caretakers and child with developmental difficulties .