Harriet Holters hus (map)
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There is a lot of activity going on with EUMARGINS at the moment. A transnational analysis based upon the national context reports is being written, as well as the first policy brief is taking shape. The project will be represented at a European Youth Research Seminar in Brussel in March. Shortly, EUMARGINS' logo will be finalized and made public.
Our second project meeting was held in Genoa from January 7-8, 2009. Representatives from all research institutions gathered at DiSA; the Department of Anthropological Science of the University of Genoa. Agenda for the meeting was adjustment of national context reports in order to secure the comparative dimension, as well as some discussions regarding the forthcoming interview phase. The EUMARGINS Project Committee had a separate meeting.
All national research teams are now fully occupied with writing the national context reports, based on earlier qualitative and quantitative research, available statistics, information on laws etc.
The project officially started on October 1st. During the two-day's kick off seminar the research team decided on main procedures in all the seven work packages of the project. The first half year of the project we are working on the national context reports, which will be finished by the end of January 2009. These reports serve as the background of the project, using the terminology of Michael Burawoy's extended case method. The foreground is the material gathered through lifestory interviews and fieldwork, which will be started in 2009. This data collection phase will last untill 2010.
The kick off seminar was arranged in Harriet Holter's House, at the University of Oslo. Representants from all national teams were present at the seminar. The first phase of the project was discussed in detail, whereas later work packages were discussed more briefly. At this seminar, the consortium as a whole met for the first time, although some participants already know each other in advance. The seminar established a good atmosphere for further collaboration and a good start for a real comparative transnational project.