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.