EUROM1 is the first really multilingual speech database produced in Europe. Equivalent corpora for each of the European languages were collected with the same number of speakers selected in the same way, and recorded in the same conditions with common file formats. Initially eight European countries have made recordings: Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France. Additional recordings have been then completed (thanks to CEE Esprit Project SAM-A), in Greece, Spain and Portugal. More than sixty speakers were recorded per language. The content consists of: 1) Continuous speech: - 40 passages made of five task related sentences. - 50 patching sentences, designed to compensate for uneven phoneme distribution in the passage material. 2) Numbers: The numbers were divided into five blocks, each containing twenty numbers. Each block was recorded as one single take. 3) CVC words: The CVC word lists contain five list types and also carrier phrases of the suggested type. Eighty-two isolated words were used.