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.
A gloriumptious look at the world of Roald Dahl, a red-haired mischief-maker, a mafia flower plot and Yanis Varoufakis at the INSP Summit… explore June’s street paper covers.
The Homeless World Cup kicks off in Glasgow on Sunday – we caught up with some of the players who are also street paper vendors.
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.
This week at the INSP summit in Athens, street paper leaders from the UK, Denmark and Greece discussed their different techniques for building readership and engaging new audiences.
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.
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.
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.
The mood in the network feels celebratory this April, with some big anniversaries and some big names. Street paper covers applaud some true heroes – including Luke Skywalker, Korean escapees, and our vendors.
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.
Haruki Murakami, Beyonce and Bowie all graced January editions of street papers.
Delegates from 10 countries are already registered to attend the international gathering of street papers in Athens – the only event of its kind in the world.
Touring Athens with Shedia vendor Giannis, we discover an experience that is as much personal story as tourist activity.
A self-portrait reveals what Greek street paper Shedia has done for talented vendor Stathis Papanastasiou. “I feel upgraded as a person,” he says.
INSP supports more than 100 street papers across the world. Here are a selection of our favourite international covers over the last month…
We use our mobile phones to find the nearest train station, shop, bar or hotel – but what if you could also use it to find your nearest street paper vendor? In two cities, thousands of miles apart, you can now do just that with Megaphone and Shedia’s vendor finder apps.
A team from Greece, which includes vendors for Greek street paper, Shedia, will compete for a trophy sponsored by INSP (International Network of Street Papers) at the Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam today. We spoke to vendor Stella about how Shedia and football have changed her life.
The editors of Greek street paper Shedia, Ireland’s Big Issue and Russian paper Put Domoi agree: win or lose, the Homeless World Cup changes lives.
One of the nominees for this year’s INSP Awards, Greek photographer and Shedia vendor Matina Pashali has seen her work spread across social media this week after she was featured on Al Jazeera’s website.
The Big Issue’s exclusive interview with Alex Ferguson has been a hit with street papers in Europe, Asia and the USA.