The European Commission published a first call for proposals for the specific programme for research and technological development, including demonstration, in the field of telematics applications of common interest (1994-1998) on 15 December 1995. For the sector concerning training and education, a total of 229 proposals were submitted which had education and training as their primary sector and a further 50 proposals were received which had training and education as their secondary sector. The total cost of the 229 proposals was ECU 1 billion and the funding requested ECU 627 million. The indicative available budget for the education and training sector of the call is ECU 34 million, which means that the call is oversubscribed some 17 times. This demonstrates a very high level of interest in this field. The quality of proposals received was deemed to be very good with a high level of user involvement and good European coverage.