The European Commission, DG XIII, has published a report on the Telematics Applications programme for the period 1993/1994. The report presents the results and areas of activity of the first Telematics programme which began under the Third Framework Programme in 1992. The majority of projects funded will finish before the end of 1994. This programme aims to: - Improve the overall performance of large public services throughout the European Union by overcoming the technological, social and economic challenges that confront them; - Strengthen the scientific and technological base of European industry, particularly in strategic sectors of applications of advanced technology. This will assist European industry to become more competitive at the international level; - Reinforce the economic and social cohesion of the Union and promote its overall harmonious development; - Contribute to the successful completion of the internal market. The programme covers the following areas: - Networks between public administrations; - Transport services; - Health care; - Rural areas; - Education and training; - Libraries; - Linguistic research and engineering. The new Telematics Applications programme, which will operate under the Fourth Framework Programme (1994-1998), has a considerably wider scope and has shifted its focus from data to multimedia telematics. Rather than being technology-driven, it aims to support other elements of EU policy, as follows: - The creation of new jobs; - Promoting new forms of work organization; - Improving the quality of life and the quality of the environment; - Improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of public services. The new programme will cover the following sectors: - Telematics for services of public interest, covering transport and administrations; - Telematics for knowledge, covering researchers, libraries, education and training; - Telematics for improving employment and the quality of life, covering urban and rural areas, health care, the elderly and the disabled, and the environment; - Horizontal RTD, including telematics engineering, linguistics engineering and information engineering. The 1993/1994 report presents the areas of activity and project results of the Telematics programme under the Third Framework Programme. It covers all the programme's activities and presents examples of results, accompanying measures and future orientations. A list of projects and participants is also provided.