This year we asked vendors: if you could give a song as a present this Christmas, what would you choose? The result was the INSP Vendor Playlist, which is now available for your listening pleasure. Shedia vendors Irini and Magda have contrasting reasons behind their song choices.
Vendor moments 2017: “I am just trying to be myself, keep smiling and be grateful for people’s solidarity”
Shedia vendors Nick and Apostolos had very different experiences in 2017. Nick was moved to write an emotional and well-received piece for the street paper, while Apostolos’ sporting skills were shown off at the Homeless World Cup.
INSP scholarships to the Global Street Paper Summit allow emerging street papers to learn from the expertise within the network, and bring new voices to the global conversation.
How many journalists does it take to produce one of Greece’s most trusted and successful daily newspapers? The editor of Efimerida ton Syntakton (The Journalists’ Paper) explains how his unique cooperative of over 100 journalists is thriving in Greece.
The editor of Nuremberg street paper Strassenkreuzer reflects on a whirlwind three days in Athens: “Celebrating this fantastic and inspiring family is a must… even if heads were left spinning, languages were muddled up, nobody could concentrate and there was lots of sleep to catch up on!”
This is the true story behind the Homeless World Cup viral video of the week. Stella Mavridou is a fan favourite this week at the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow. She tells us her harrowing story – and how she turned her life around through Shedia.
German vendor Achim Eybe spent an eye-opening five days selling Shedia in Athens, Greece as part of a cross-cultural street paper experiment. He reflects on the poverty he witnessed firsthand, and the difficulties faced by his Greek colleagues.
“I used to think Germany was responsible for our crisis”: street paper swap changes Greek vendor’s mind
Shedia vendor Lampros Moustakis once thought Germany responsible for much of the hardships faced by his fellow Greeks. But an opportunity to sell Hempels street paper in Kiel, Germany, has changed his mind.
What happened when street paper vendors from Athens, Greece and Kiel in Germany traded places? Hempels editor Peter Brandhorst tells the story of a cross-cultural street paper experiment.
As the Global Street Paper Summit 2016 came to a close, 100% of delegates were inspired, and would recommend the summit to other street paper staff.
During a panel discussion on the global refugee crisis, those on the frontline in Greece urged street papers to use their unique position in the media to put a human face on crisis and encourage solidarity.
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.
Our closing keynote in Athens this week was a truly inspiring address by Nicholas Voulelis, director of Greece’s top independent newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton [The Journalists’ Paper].
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.
INSP delegates learned about what funders want during our summit in Athens yesterday. Our own Zoe Greenfield chaired the incredibly useful session, and shares the top five tips she learned.
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.
Across Greece, many people rely on grassroots organisations to put food on their tables. Today at the INSP Summit, we heard how three leading social enterprises – Wise Greece, Boroume and Myrtillo – are making a difference.
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.
Against the odds, INSP was thrilled to launch the 2016 Global Street Paper Summit 2016 in Athens today alongside our co-hosts, Shedia. The city officially welcomed INSP’s 120 international delegates in the grand surrounding of Athens City Hall.
Rebel economist Yanis Varoufakis and globally-recognised, Peruvian-American entrepreneur Cynthia Hellen added to the line-up for this year’s INSP Summit.
In two weeks’ time, delegates from around the world will gather in Athens for the INSP Global Street Paper Summit, co-hosted by Greek street paper, Shedia. We caught up with founder Christos and vendor Lefteris to discover how Shedia continues to keep hope afloat in Greece.
Veteran Greek journalist Nicholas Voulelis was today announced as a keynote speaker at INSP’s Global Street Paper Summit 2016, where he will tell the story of ‘The Journalists’ Paper’.
With just 10 days left to register for the Global Street Paper Summit this June, INSP’s Zoe Greenfield shares her top 10 reasons why you would be mad to miss #INSP2016.
“If it wasn’t for Shedia, I would be a wild tramp. In Shedia, I have realised all the dreams I’ve had since my childhood.” Panayiotis sells Sheida, a street paper sold in Athens, Greece. Read his story here.