The final results of the EETAA program for hosting in nurseries through the provision of vouchers, for the period 2022 – 2023, have been announced.
After checking the objections, the number of valid applications reached 185,956 and concerned 253,445 children. The number of vouchers that will be granted in this phase is 169,256. The total of 84,189 children who are currently living outside structures concerns KDAP, as out of 133,705 children 49,516 will be satisfied.
However, with special funding of 5 million euros that is expected to be provided by the Ministry of the Interior, the number of benefiting children who are going to be enrolled in the Municipal KDAP will increase.
At the same time, according to EETAA, there will be additional support from the co-competent Ministries of Finance and Development from the PDE, so that more than 10,000 vouchers will be granted for the specific structures.
On the contrary, the applications with complete files concerning infants (53,699), toddlers (56,907), as well as school-age children – teenagers – persons with disabilities (9,134) were satisfied in their entirety.
The budget of the program for the period 2022-2023 amounts to 331 million euros, increased by more than 20 million compared to last year’s period 2021-2022 and is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF+) within the framework of the NSRF 2021-2027 , from national resources (PDE) and from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
Also at the proposal of the aforementioned Ministry, the amount corresponding to the Vouchers of the nurseries and kindergartens as well as the Integrated Care Structures was increased by 10%.