Jan 11, 2021 Europe Etuc

Earthquake in Croatia: the appeal of the General Secretary of Ferpa Agostino Siciliano:

“Dear Colleagues,

First of all, I wish all of you a very Happy New Year!

I hope that you are all well and that in 2021 this terrible virus, which continues to claim so many victims, can be defeated and that we can return to a normal and safe life.

In this already complicated period due to the pandemic, as I am sure you know, on 29 December last year a terrible earthquake took place in Croatia, which also claimed many victims and caused a lot of damage. Many people were left homeless and most of those at the center of the earthquake are elderly and living in precarious conditions. The headquarters of the pensioners’ union SUH, which is a member of FERPA and has its headquarters in Zagreb, was also damaged. In this context, solidarity between organisations is essential, as the ETUC has already pointed out in a circular calling for help. I therefore invite you, if you can, to contact the General Secretary of SUH, Jasna Petrovic, for any help you can provide. I am also sending you the bank details of the SUH Pensioners’ Union for your possible donations, specifying that they are intended for the victims of the earthquake. The year 2020 has been a terrible year for everyone, but especially for the elderly.  I am aware of the limited economic resources of the various organisations affiliated to FERPA, however, I think it is important to launch an appeal for mobilisation and to ask those who have the possibility to make even a modest donation, the Croatian people and especially the elderly and colleagues of the SUH pensioners’ union.

Thanking you in advance for your generosity, please receive my fraternal greetings from my colleagues, as well as from Jessica and Henri who join me in this appeal.


General Secretary”

Contact and Responsible person: Jasna Petrović, president

Phone: +385 1 4635 202, +385 95 925 1667

Compte au nom de/Bank account holder: SINDIKAT UMIROVLJENIKA HRVATSKE

Trg kralja Petra Krešimira IV br. 2, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia


Savska 62, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

IBAN: HR7923600001101348685