Attendance to the Workshop “Home is the key”

Dr. Héctor Simón attended on Wednesday 13th of February the Workshop “The home is the key”, which took place at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. The Workshop revolve around the last report of Càritas Diocesana de Barcelona on residential exclusion. Dr. Padraic Kenna, Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, took part as keynote speaker, and several experts, such as Javier Burón, Housing Manager of the City Council of Barcelona, Guillem Fernández, economist and Phd in public policies, Joan Batlle, Director of social programs of the Catalan Housing Agency, and Pablo Feu, lawyer expert in urban and housing law, took part in a round table on the “Housing as the new pillar of the Welfare State.”

II National Congress on the Law of Disability

On February 6, 7 and 8, the II National Congress on the Law of Disability was held at the Baluarte Conference Center in the city of Pamplona. The five panels of presentations stood out for their quality, addressing with courage the challenge represented by the adaptation of Spanish legislation to the social model of disability enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in force since 2008.

The chairman of the Codification Commission of the Spanish Civil Code, Mr. Antonio Pau, related the difficulties that had been generated by the drafting of the law for the modification of the Spanish Civil Code, in parliamentary procedure, and different researchers such as PhD Cristina Guilarte, Patricia Cuenca and Esperanza Alcaín, among others, highlighted the main challenges to be overcome jointly by all legal operators and society as a whole. Dr. Javier Miranda in his capacity as host, presented a study on accessibility and the gap between the law in force and its application.

Our colleague Andrés Labella developed a communication about the role that community environments can play as an alternative to institutionalization, as well as to avoid loneliness and social isolation of people in situations of dependency. This line of work is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.



Diari De Tarragona

OPAS jurídicas e inseguridad jurídica.
Federico Adan, Diari De Tarragona, 10/02/2019


Reshaping the concept of housing in a Land Registry of the twenty-first century adapted to social needs.

Published books

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Open Access

The URV’s UNESCO Housing Chair offers free access to different scientific publications regarding cohousing, blockchain, rehabilitation for rent, housing tenures, housing rights and European reports, which can be found and downloaded at
Gradually more documents will be available.

Round Table

On January 25, Emma López joined judge Sònia Nuez and lawyer and mediator Maria Josep Bertomeu, in the round table organized by the Bar Association of Tortosa on the occasion of the Mediation European Day. The latest legislative changes in mediation , as well as, the role of professionals in the world of law in this field were discussed.

The lecture

Last 23rd of January Dr. Nasarre gave the lecture ‘Shared property and temporary property’ in the Real Estate Law Master 2018-2019 of the Bar Association of Barcelona, which was followed by an interesting debate.