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 Manchester, UK, from 22-24 August 2017. We will be working in partnership with Big Issue North.
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 2016
In June 2016, INSP partnered with Greek street paper Shedia to bring the INSP Summit to Athens.
120 delegates attended from 59 street papers, in 30 countries.
Over the three-day event the programme focused on a range of topics that are particularly relevant to street papers.
The summit also hosted keynote addresses from Yanis Varoufakis and veteran Greek journalist Nicholas Voulelis. The first INSP Talks lifted the lid on excellent street paper projects – and we celebrated the winners of the INSP Awards.
Explore the programme below.