"Innovation in Educational Institutions" - Co-Initiator and -applicant, member of the interdisciplinary advisory committee (Stiftung Volkswagenwerk 1972-75).
"Regional Opening of University Research for Problems of Workers and Employees" - Cooperative project between the German Labor Unions and five German universities. Co-Initiator and member of the advisory committee for the cooperation project in Tuebingen (1982-87). (Funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Science and the German Association of Labor Unions)
"History of the GDR" - Distance-learning project of the German Institute for Distance Learning (DIFF) - Co-Chair of the scientific advisory committee (1984-88).
" Research proposal and Co-Initiator of the planned special research program "Media Culture" at the University of Tübingen. Subject: "Political Socialization, Party Preferences and Mass Media in Daily Life" (together with A. Wagner) 1982.
Initiator and Board member as well as continual contributor (planning and coordi-nation of special issues) of the interdisciplinary journal "News in Social Sciences" (1972-1984).
"Interdisciplinary, bilateral research project of the German-French Youth Council (Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk): "Consequences of different patterns of socialization of children and youth on their abilities to respond to intercultural and international relations." Member of the research team 1982/1983. Director/Coordinator of research projects
"Paternalism and Patriarchalism in the Political System of the GDR" Ministry for Science and Art of Baden-Württemberg; Federal Ministry for Inner-German Relations (1985-87).
"The Way of Life in the GDR" - Coordinator and Speaker of an interdisciplinary network of research project (economics, public policy, political science, literature, cultural studies). the Land Baden-Württemberg.
"Political Goal Culture, Social Differentiation and Way of Life in the GDR" (Funded by the Federal Ministry for Inner-German Relations 1989-91)
"Way of Life and Social Transition in the GDR" Coordinator (together with G. Riege and D. Strützel, Jena) of an interdisciplinary, cooperative project with the University of Jena 1990-92. (Funded by the Federal Ministry for Inner-German Relations/ Ministry of the Interior)
"The GDR Trade Unions (FDGB) in Jena 1980-1990" - A project to catalogue and analyze the archives of the FDGB Jena. 1992-94. (together with R. Bahnmüller and B. J. Warneken; publication by K. Schönberger and M. Hutzler). - Funded by the Land Baden-Württemberg.
"Personality Structures and Social Character Orientations of Elementary School Teachers in Eastern and Western Germany." Member of the research group of the International Erich Fromm Society (cf. our book "Die Charaktermauer2) 1990-95.
"Civil Courage in the Everyday Life". Research project at the Institute of Political Science of Tuebingen University 1996-99.
"Learning civil courage - research, social practice, materials for seminars and trainings". (together with Ulrich Dovermann, Siegfried Frech and Günther Gugel)
"The postmodern social character: the "I am me orientation" ("Ich-Orientierung") (together with Joerg Ueltzhoeffer and Rolf Frankenberger)