"XIII Magazine" is written by journalists, independent experts and representatives of EC Institutions and other organizations active in communications and information technology. The aim of this quarterly is to provide information covering activities and programmes supported by DG XIII, the Commission's Directorate-General for Telecommunications, Information Industries and Innovation. A "XIII News Review" supplement is included in each edition. It provides updates on current events, key decisions, new services, conferences etc. ESPRIT, IES, COSINE, Y-NET, the information market, standards and publications are covered in the section "Programmes in action". Other sections include Standardization, Internal Market, European Dimension, International Perspective, National Scene, Publications, and Agenda. Published in French, English, Spanish, Italian and German, "XIII Magazine" is also accessible in electronic form via the DG XIII Magazine database (English language) on the ECHO host.