Within the context of the research project 'transport', own assessments and analyses of data are carried out. A concept for the arrangement of a transfer concept in a rolling procedure is developed on the basis of document analysis, guide-based interviews with experts and multi-perspective case analyses with sponsored and not sponsored communes (first sponsorship period). Afterwards the results are analysed, aggregated and validated within the framework of a Delphi-survey by the judgement of experts from sponsored and not sponsored communes. These expert circles will decide on the expansion or the rejection of the study (second sponsorship period). This approach enables to deduce new theoretical knowledge about the development of transferring agencies.