ZAGREB, Nov 28 (Hina) – The Toljanić family from the northern Croatian Adriatic island of Krk has been named the European Large Family of the Year 2020 by the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC).
The Toljanićs were nominated for the title by the Croatian association 3plus Families, which brings together families with three or more children.
The Toljanićs, a family with 12 children, are one of the best known large families in Croatia and they are running a successful private wine business with more than 50 employees, the 3plus Families association said.
Katarina Toljanić said they were surprised at being nominated for the title and even more so when they won it, as well as that being recognised meant a lot to the family in the current challenging period of their lives, following her husband Franjo’s death in an accident in spring this year.
3plus Families brings together close to 1,000 families with around 6,000 members, parents and their children. Its activities are geared towards contributing to the creation of better living conditions for Croatian families, notably those with three or more children.
ELFAC brings together large families’ associations across Europe and it currently represents more than 60 million European citizens or nine million large families.
3plus Families has been a member of ELFAC since its establishment in 2018.