The second call for proposals for the Community's specific RTD programme in the field of targeted socio-economic research (TSER) is being prepared. Its publication, originally scheduled for 15 March 1996, is being deferred pending finalization of its preparation. It is now foreseen that the second call will be published in the Official Journal on 15 October 1996. The closing date for this call will be 15 January 1997. For further information, please contact: European Commission DG XII - Science, research and development Targeted Socio-Economic Research Programme Central Office 200 rue de la Loi (SDME 4/51) B-1049 Brussels Tel. +32-2-2959755; Fax +32-2-2962137 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.