The Threshold: promoting protection of the right to housing – Homelessnes prevention in the context of evictions”, a research project promoted by the UNESCO Housing Chair, has been awarded a prize from the Social Council URV due to its social impact. This social impact award recognizes, under the category of social sciences and humanities, those research projects that are expected to improve the society. The proposal was submitted by Sergio Nasarre, Estela Rivas and Juan Luis Gonzalo, thanks also to the collaboration of Marc Solé, Ariadna González, Héctor Herrero, Isidre Monreal, Neus Sabaté, Javier Coca and Jordi de Andrés.
On January the 21th, at the commemoration ceremony of the European Mediation Day, chaired by the Justice Consellera, Ester Capella, the ADR Justice Awards 2018 were awarded for research projects and practical initiatives in the field of mediation and other means of conflict resolution. Our student Ramon Nadal was one of the winners for his work on the use of mediation in environmental conflicts
The UNESCO Chair of Housing has acknowledged its partners having accompanied it during this time and has symbolized it with a piece designed by the artist Antonio Gómez, which includes the logo of the Chair, together with that of the Rovira University and Virgili and the one of UNESCO in a context of iron, cement and stone of Tarragona.
Lurdes Quintero Gallego, alumni of the URV’s Foundation and UNESCO Housing Chair postgraduate program in mediation, has been awarded the II CEPAC Award for final year and postgraduate projects about human towers (castells), with her project “Mediation castellera”.
Dr. Diana Marín and Dr. Estela Rivas, both researchers from the Housing UNESCO Chair, were awarded the second prize of the 2018 Tax Law Award from the Centro de Estudios Financieros thanks to the paper “Golden visa for real estate investments, residence and taxation: a settled question”.