IN PHOTOS: 2016 Global Street Paper Summit day two

Day two of our Global Street Paper Summit packed a punch! Delegates spent the day learning more about other street papers, including how to campaign, creating projects for vendors and how to use marketing and social media to boost their profile.

The afternoon saw delegates attend optional activities, including a visit to Eleonas Refugee Camp. At night the INSP Awards celebrated the excellence and innovation across our street paper network.

Here is how the day went in pictures.

Day two of #INSP2016 kicks off in Athens. Photo by Alison Gilchrist

INSP 2016 day two kicked off with a packed day of sessions and visits.

Delegate on Onassis Cultural Centre rooftop. Photo by Alison Gillchrist

In the morning delegates gathered on the roof of the Onassis Cultural Centre. The rooftop overlooks the Acropolis and the surround city of Athens.

Emma O’halloran and Lefteris Koulonis talk to delegates at #INSP2016. Photo by Alison Gilchrist

The Big Issue Australia’s National Marketing and Communications Manager Emma O’Halloran and social media marketing specialist Lefteris Koulonis talked to delegates about how to best utilise social media and marketing to boost a street paper.

Onassis Cultural Centre. Photo by Alison Gilchrist

Delegates walked past artwork on the walls of the Onassis Cultural Centre as they made their way to a session.

Innovation and impact session. Photo by Alison Gilchrist

After lunch an innovation and impact session by 180 Moires and Design Thinkers Greece encouraged delegates to discuss the problems they collectively face, and use an evidence-planning tool to help find a solution.

Delegates in workshop at Innovation and impact session. Photo by Alison Gilchrist

Vendor retention and rogue street papers were amongst the topics raised. A group discussed how to recruit new vendors and used the evidence planning tool to brainstorm how tackle this problem.

Campaigning and influencing break-out session. Photo by Alison Gilchrist

Street papers often face challenges trying to address the public perception of their vendors. This session gave delegates the opportunity to hear from street papers that have been trying to drive real change.

Delegates at Elenas Refugee Camp. Photo by Alison Gilchrist

Delegates visited Eleonas Refugee Camp to find out what is happening on the ground.

Delegates at Elenas Refugee Camp. Photo by Alison Gilchrist

Deputy Mayor of Athens Lefteris Papagiannakis is questioned by international delegates eager to know more about the situation faced by many refugees that call the camp home.


In the evening delegates gathered in the Onassis Cultural Centre ahead of the INSP Awards.


Frank Dries from Straatnieuws, Utrecht, the Netherlands, collects a Special News Service Award for their exclusive interview with Pope Francis, the most widely-shared story among INSP papers.


Jessica Hannon from Megaphone, in Canada collects an award for Best Breakthrough for their ‘Hope In Shadows’ calendar.

Winners at #INSPAwards. Photo by Alison Gilchrist

Winners at INSP Awards gather on stage to celebrate their achievement and the excellence and innovation in our street paper network worldwide. Check out all our winners here.


The night ended with the INSP Awards after party! Delegates had a chance to relax, dance and celebrate the power of the INSP network.