Hosted in a different city each year in partnership with the local street paper, our international summit is a highlight of the street paper calendar.
It is the only forum where street paper staff can meet with colleagues from around the world to learn from each other, share experience and form partnerships. It has been the backdrop of many innovations, including the Homeless World Cup, which started after a meeting at the 2001 Cape Town conference.
The next INSP Global Street Paper Summit will take place in Basel, Switzerland in August 2018. We will be working in partnership with Surprise.
For many street papers operating in isolation with limited resources, the summit provides vital inspiration, motivation, ideas and support. The summit also allows INSP the opportunity to gather information from our members and work on network-wide projects.
“When I’m working in Japan I sometimes feel like we’re struggling with the issue of homelessness by ourselves, but when I come here it feels like a global issue and we can tackle homelessness together.”
— Kayoko Yakuwa, The Big Issue Japan
INSP works hard to raise funds to support travel bursaries and secure pro bono support, sponsorship and discounts to ensure the delegate fee is affordable to our members in 35 different countries. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email us.
Global Street Paper Summit: Manchester 2017
In August 2017, INSP partnered with Big Issue North to bring the Summit to Manchester in the UK.
127 delegates attended from 54 street papers, in 28 countries – the highest number of delegates at a summit to date.
The summit hosted keynote addresses from epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson and economist Neil McInroy. The popular INSP Talks returned, as well as the numerous break-out sessions to delve deep into the anatomy of what it takes to make a street paper run successfully. And, of course, we celebrated the winners of the hotly-contested 2017 INSP Awards.
Read our full coverage of the event, including videos, here.