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.