Homelessness is a significant social issue in Greece, which was exacerbated by the Greek Financial Crisis which started in 2009, during which an estimated 111,000 Greek companies filed for bankruptcy. There is currently no accurate record of how many Athenians are experiencing homelessness, but the official unemployment rate hit almost 28% during the economic crisis […]

Shedia’s vendors in their recognisable red vests are now a familiar sight at street intersections, concert halls and other high-visibility places, challenging societal perceptions, one newspaper at a time. For the vendors, it is a step towards social inclusion, of getting back their dignity, their livelihoods, their jobs and homes back. When Christos Alefantis started […]

This summer marks the first festival venture by the people of shedia home, to be staged right in their front yard, Kolokotroni Street. The programme is lush: photo, video and sketch exhibitions, food tastings, live gigs, DJ sets and pop-up parties, children’s workshops, bicycle rides and moon observing are on the menu, with more to be […]

“It’s funny how a cliche can have such resonance, but it does. We’re open and we’re waiting for you!” This was the message on Twitter on Wednesday that heralded the launch of Schedia Home, a new space in downtown Athens offering support to vulnerable residents, which aspires to become a hub of social innovation. An […]

In the shadow of the Acropolis, on one of the busiest street corners in central Athens, attracting Greeks and tourists alike, shedia, the country’s street paper, is a major presence. Vendors populate the area, next to churches and souvenir shops, always visible. But the multi-storey complex of „shedia home“ also catches the eyes of passers-by, […]