This is a triennial publication that serves to regularly inform OSSREA members, partners, donors, as well other members of the research and academic community in the region about the Organisation’s research and training activities, new programmes and projects, meetings and conferences, and other developments in the network. The first issue of the newsletter appeared as a two-page publication in September 1982. Beginning with the second volume, it started appearing as a triennial publication that disseminated various types of information about OSSREA’s activities. The size of its pages was beefed up and the layout transformed into a standard newsletter format with the publication of vol. 4, no. 2 in February 1987. It also began to present not only news about OSSREA’s activities, but also articles on topical issues. As in the case of the journal, the Newsletter has been coming out regularly without any interruption since its launching. The current circulation of the Newsletter is 200 copies per issue and it is distributed to members, partners and donors free of charge.