More than 500 people looking for funding for projects within the remit of the European Commission's first and second calls for proposals for the Key Action "City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage" gathered in Brussels on 19 April 1999. They met for the first information day for the Key Action, which forms part of the thematic programme for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (EESD) within the European Commission's Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) for Research, Technological development and Demonstration (RTD). Those present at the event were mainly considering the preparation of a proposal for the first or second call for proposals with closing dates of 15 June 1999 and mid-January 2000. The information day provided them with a valuable opportunity to gain a better understanding of the information available to proposers and to network with potential partners. Help is also available to those who were unable to attend the information day. The organizers, from the European Commission, Directorate-General XII, have made available information from the event, including the principal additional information supplied to delegates. This includes the slides shown in the plenary session that introduced the Key Action and details of who can participate, contractual arrangements and on proposal making and evaluation. The slides and a list of relevant documents is available on the Web at: URL: http://europa.eu.int/comm/dg12/envsc/info-city.html Delegates at the information day were also encouraged to introduce their interests in proposal making to potential partners by entering their details on line into the CORDIS "Expression of Interest" Service at URL: http://cordis.europa.eu/eesd/src/eoi.htm.