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After a meeting with group of local experts the following three practices were chosen as the best ?Briefcase? practices in the city of D?sseldorf. After a presentation of ten possible best practices they assigned points to the practices they favoured. The vote was unanimous. In the coming months these practices will be further analysed and more extensively described. Practice 1: ?Metro Sternchen, Company Day-Care Centre? Metro is a big company and large employer in the region. They create places in a day-care centre for children of the METRO-Group staff. It was of utmost importance to the METRO-Group to provide their staff with childcare services in a company day-care centre because of the synergetic effect for their D?sseldorf location as an attractive place of employment and, in this context, the safeguarding and development of young families? social security within the company. The project potential lies in the stir the facility caused locally and beyond the region. The standards of childcare in particular are exemplary. Other companies in D?sseldorf are in the process of planning company kindergartens. Metro itself is planning to expand its facility. Practice 2: Hell-Ga Multi generation house? The objective of Hell-Ga is to develop a network of neighbour-to-neighbour help and social services, and the organisation of mutual support among young and old people and their fami-lies. It translates the idea of the cohabitation of several generations from the private to the public space. It makes use of the know-how and potentials of all generations and thereby activates the social capital of both. Up till now, this programme has been dominated by of-fers directed to young mothers. Against the background of recent demographic development, they now turn towards expansion to other target groups. The potential of the project lies in the promotion of private initiative and honorary offices. Multigenerational houses provide manifold services, one of the focal points being the procurement of services for household and family. Practice 3:? Qualification for job returnees: telecommuting and e-learning whils on parental leave? This project aim want to encourage parents on parental leave to use their home office both as an instrument for the individual brushing-up of professional skills (such as e-learning) and to use it as a telecommuting workplace. In this way it wants to guarantee an early link-up with the job-returnees? company and to open future possibilities to react flexibly to peak periods without longer in-company working hours. The training scheme proves that highly flexible study times are possible. It also addresses explicitly the needs of job returnees, since re-entry via telecommuting is a desirable alterna-tive to regular part-time work for many women. High demand and a good quota of integration into the general employment market let do the implementation of similar training schemes elsewhere.
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