The INSP Street Paper Charter

The INSP Street Paper Charter sets out the principles of the international street paper movement and is signed by all members:

1.1   Aiming to help socially excluded people (in some countries only homeless people apply in this category) help themselves, through providing them with the means of earning an income and facilitating their re-integration into society, through providing social support.

1.2   Using all post-investment profits to finance support for the vendors, the socially excluded or social business. Each paper supplies its annual accounts to an agreed independent organisation for the purpose of financial transparency.

1.3   Aiming to provide vendors with a voice in the media and campaigning on behalf of the socially excluded.

1.4   Aiming towards creating quality street papers, which the vendors are proud to sell and the public are happy to buy. This breaks the cycle of dependency through empowerment.

1.5   Aiming towards social responsibility in business in terms of editorial, staff, vendor and environmental policies. Aiming not to spend excessively on professional staff, with money being targeted towards vendors and vendor support.

1.6   Supporting prospective street papers that share a common philosophy and intend to sign the street paper charter.

1.7   That no charter street paper shall enter the established selling area of an existing charter member.

Die INSP Straßenzeitungssatzung (Deutsch)

A selection of INSP street papers