The European Commission, DG XII, has published the annual progress report of the research and development programme on radioactive waste management and storage shared cost actions under the Third Framework Programme (1994-1998). The areas covered by the programme were: - Waste management and associated R&D projects; - Construction and /or operation of underground facilities open to community joint activities. The report also contains a list of organizations which participated in the programme projects. The overall conclusions and results of the programme are planned to be presented and discussed during the fourth International Conference on "Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal " which will take place on 25-29 March 1996. In the report, the objectives, the work programme and a synopsis of progress and results are presented for each project selected under the programme.