The Community programme on cooperation between universities and industry regarding training in the field of technology, COMETT, carried out a number of activities in 1993. The Annual Report of COMETT projects and results will be available in September 1994. Of the projects submitted in 1993, 597 projects were selected for funding. In total, the 1993 COMETT projects involved 6,200 enterprises, 1,900 universities and 2,400 other organizations. Towards the end of 1993, the European Commission put forward proposals for a new generation of programmes, LEONARDO DA VINCI and SOCRATES, which will replace the current programmes (including COMETT) due to end on 31 December 1994. LEONARDO DA VINCI has been designed to provide a follow-up to the Community programmes COMETT, PETRA, FORCE and EUROTECNET. While consolidating the achievement of these programmes, LEONARDO DA VINCE will also introduce innovatory aspects to respond to new challenges facing the Community.