The Stolpersteine project in Berlin is organised by twelve district initiatives, which are supported by numerous local groups. They conduct research into the biographical backgrounds of victims, seek and contact descendants and relatives, make suggestions for inscriptions and are sometimes present when Stolperstein are laid. They are also responsible for public relations, funding and maintenance matters. The initiatives often organise ceremonies when or after a Stolperstein is laid to impart more information about a victim's life and fate. The Coordination Office Stolpersteine Berlin holds regular meetings with the initiatives to discuss organisation matters and other relevant issues.