Connecting the five Switzerlands is the mission of the Organisation of the Swiss abroad (OSA) information and communication department. Using effective communication means, the department is in direct contact with the large public of the Fifth Switzerland, the official Swiss representations abroad, the various Swiss clubs and societies throughout the world, as well as the Swiss media and the members of the Swiss Parliament.
The information is organised in two parts. One part is to inform the Swiss living abroad about actuality in Switzerland. The other is to inform the Swiss media about questions related to the Fifth Switzerland. The Fifth Switzerland is a varied public, spread all over the globe. Its multilingual and multicultural aspects make it a patchwork, that needs to be kept united. A motivating challenge for the OSA. To achieve this task, the OSA publishes the Swiss Revue four times a year to up to 391'000 copies in 5 languages all over the world, OSA-Info, its newsletter sent to Swiss clubs, societies and official representations abroad, Info5, the newsletter that informs Swiss media and institutions about news from the Swiss abroad and News from the Fifth Switzerland, the information bulletin written especially for the members of the Parliamentary group "Swiss Abroad".
The information and communication department is also responsible for press releases, contacts with the media, the annual report and the website.