On 7-8 July 1994 the European Commission held a meeting in Bratislava to discuss future scientific and technological cooperation with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The Commission asked each of the participating countries to identify its priority areas of action for future cooperation under the Community's Fourth Framework Programme. Owing to its small size, Estonia plans to concentrate on a limited set of priorities. It is particularly interested in boosting science and development in: - Information technologies; - Biomedical technologies; - Environmental technologies. Specific schemes for RTD would include: - Reorienting research towards the direct needs of society; - Facilitating the growth of science-based SMEs; - Generating jobs outside of the public sector; - Close collaboration with neighbouring countries (particularly Finland and Sweden) to address environmental problems.