The European Commission, DG XII, has published a general information booklet on "The Fourth Framework Programme". The booklet presents the 19 specific programmes which make up the Fourth Framework Programme for research and technological development (1994 to 1998) and the Framework Programme for reserach and training activities of the European Atomic Energy Community (1995-1998). The programmes are in the following fields: - Information technologies; - Telematics applications; - Advanced communication technologies and services; - Industrial and materials technologies; - Standards, measurements and testing; - Environment and climate; - Marine science and technology; - Biotechnology; - Biomedicine and health; - Agriculture and fisheries; - Clean and efficient energy technologies (non-nuclear energy; - Nuclear fission safety; - Controlled thermonuclear fusion; - Transport; - Targeted socio-economic research; - Joint Research Centre (EC and Euratom Treaties); - Cooperation with third countries and international organizations; - Dissemination and exploitation of results; - Training and mobility of researchers. Each programme is presented separately, with details of the objectives and research topics identified under each programme, as well as examples of relevant projects. A comprehensive list of contact persons in the Commission for each programme is also provided.