The Council of Education Ministers of the European Union, meeting in Brussels on 6 May 1996, adopted a resolution on educational and multimedia software. The resolution invites Member States to develop and pursue their research activities in the use of information and communication technologies in the field of education. It also invites them to intensify teacher training in the use of these new technologies, so as to enable rapid dissemination of these new tools within schools, professional training centres and universities in the European Union. The Commission is asked to encourage pilot projects and engage in coordinated actions in this area within the different Community programmes, the Structural Funds, and the initiatives for the development of trans-European telecommunications networks. The Commission is also asked to produce a report before 31 December 1997 on the progress achieved, the obstacles encountered, and further action necessary for the implementation of these actions by the year 2000. Mrs. Edith Cresson, Commissioner responsible for research, education and training, announced the forthcoming publication of a Green Paper on "Education, training, research: Barriers to transnational mobility".