AlisonGilchrist

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Street paper delegates “overwhelmed” and “humbled” at Athens refugee camp

Increasing numbers of refugees look to street papers across Europe for support. A research visit to Eleonas Refugee Camp during the INSP Summit in Athens this week was an eye-opening and humbling experience for our delegates.

IN PHOTOS: 2016 Global Street Paper Summit day two

Another action-packed day in Athens included a visit a refugee camp near the city, more learning and networking, and finished with the INSP Awards! Take a look at the INSP Summit in pictures.

IN PHOTOS: 2016 Global Street Paper Summit day one

From a captivating speech by Yanis Varoufakis to an emotional INSP Talks, day one of the Global Street Paper Summit in Athens was a true success! Relive the day in photos.

IN PHOTOS: 2016 Global Street Paper Summit begins in Athens

INSP’s Global Street Paper Summit got off to a flying start yesterday in Athens. 120 delegates from 59 street papers in 30 different countries have flocked in Athens for our biggest summit yet! Here’s how the day went in pictures.

INSP Awards: meet our finalists for Best Vendor Contribution to a street paper

From an insight into life on the streets to a gripping personal account of the Gulf War, discover our six finalists for Best Vendor Contribution in this year’s INSP Awards.

German street paper raises money for vendors with bottle recycling scheme

TagesSatz brought in thousands by making it easy for supermarket shoppers to donate. Now they can take vendors on trips and buy them Christmas presents.

Big Issue vendors gain essential language skills – over tea and scones

Each Monday, Milk Café in Glasgow throws open its doors – and pops the kettle on – to provide a welcoming space for a group of Big Issue vendors to attend English language classes.

Scarp de’ tenis celebrates 200 editions – and 20 years on the streets of Italy

Scarp de’ tenis celebrates its 200th edition this April. The historic edition features 10 people that have embodied what the street paper means to its vendors and readers, over the last 20 years.

Exchanging ideas with Norwegian street paper Asfalt

We visited Asfalt over the Easter weekend and learned more about the Norwegian street paper: from how they are coping with the oil crisis to their vendors’ best selling techniques.

Former Big Issue vendor brings sunshine to Glasgow with colourful solo art exhibition

A much-loved former Big Issue vendor brings a ray of sunshine to her home city of Glasgow with solo art show.

Homeless youths invited to Michelin-starred ‘dine in the dark’ experience

A London restaurant famous for feeding guests in the dark will offer 50 young homeless people the chance to experience a meal by Michelin starred chef Julien Machet next week.

Scotland’s First Minister backs charities’ free speech

Nicola Sturgeon says she does not want charities treated as “irksome protestors” in wake of new UK government rules on lobbying.