The first issue of the Good Practices Database Newsletter is out. This first issue contains two projects in the spotlight – Espace 16 “Temporary integration area” in Strasbourg and IRIS’s rehousing programme in Madrid, as well as news on the Portuguese National Roma Integration Strategy. It also contains an article by Javier Saez of Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) on how the economic crisis is affecting Spain’s Roma communities, as well as useful information on how to use the database.The newsletter will be issued on a trimestral basis.