In May 2022, all participants of the Regional Research Center Transformations of Political Violence (TraCe) met for the first time in PRIF's large conference room. In addition to the election of the speakers Prof. Dr Christopher Daase and Prof. Dr Astrid Erll, the focus was on event planning and the presentation of the individual work packages. The lively exchange served to identify content-related and organizational questions as well as possible solutions. Topics such as the visibility of the center, knowledge transfer and internal exchange were also discussed in detail. The first joint meeting was a successful start to the next four joint project years.