The SOKO Institute GmbH., Germany Is based in Bielefeld, Germany and founded in 1991 as a medium-sized Social Research Institute mostly for empirical primary research on behalf of government departments, universities and other institutions. It operates at a high scientific level and performs quantitative and qualitative investigations by all the rules of social research and evaluates the data collected. Priorities are the labor market and social policy, education policy and the sector of renewable energies. Often the project work of the SOKO Institute involves evaluation studies of measures, e.g. on behalf of the Institute for Ecological Economy Research, the Federal Ministry for the Environment and Nuclear Safety and the Federal Centre for Health Education. The development and testing of curricula for teachers and trainers are also in the focus of the SOKO Institute. (