IV International Congress for the Study of Mediation and Conflict

Mrs Emma López attended the IV International Congress for the Study of Mediation and Conflict, which took place in Murcia between the 3rd and 5th of October with the communication “The use of mediation in conflicts derived from contract leases”.


Conference: 360º housing

On October 31st, the Chair organized the Conference “Housing in 360º” at La Pedrera in Barcelona. You may find the program in the following link: http://housing.urv.cat/la-pedrera-habitatge-360/




Predoctoral seminar

Second predoctoral seminar today with PhD candidates at the Unesco Housing Chair where they presented their progress on housing research. Have participated Paula Rodríguez, Silvana Canales, Andrés Labella and LLuc Font (06/11/2019).


Posters in the I Congress on the right to personal autonomy

On October 21 and 22, 2019, the I Congress on the Right to Personal Autonomy took place at the International Convention Center of Barcelona (CCIB). The conclusions and presentations can be consulted in the following link: https://www.autonomiapersonal.org/. The UNESCO Housing Chair of the URV contributed to the presentation of two of the twenty participating posters.

The first poster presents the SOCATEL Project, which consists of a co-creative platform to implement long-term care laws for the elderly. It is a research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Program. Information can be expanded at the link: http://www.antropologia.urv.cat/es/investigacion/proyectos/socatel/

The second poster with the name COMBIO240 tries to disseminate the knowledge of article 240 of the Civil Code of Catalonia on the mutual relations of mutual support and its potential to accomplish with article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) and Observation General 5 of the Convention Committee (2017).


Dr. Rosa M. Garcia Teruel was invited speacker at the I Conference of Property Managers in Tarragona (27-09-2019). The topis of her presentation was the new legislation on residential tenancies. After the presentation, an interesting debate took place, where property managers highlighted their problems when applying these new legal provisions.


Dr. Rosa M. Garcia Teruel was invited speaker in the V National Conference of Registrars, which took place in Seville on the 3rd and 4th October. In particular, her speech covered the tokenization of rights in rem within the 5th Book of the Catalan Civil Code. After this, she had the opportunity to participate in a debate with experts from IT companies in tokenization.



Prof. Sergio Nasarre was invited to inaugurate the “I Conference of Tarragona” of the Association of condominium managers on 28th September 2019, where he had the opportunity to discuss the future of housing and urban leases.



Prof. Sergio Nasarre was invited as speaker to the Conference “Current challenges in digital contracting” organized by the Carlos III University of Madrid and the University of Zaragoza on September 26 and 27, 2019, where he had the opportunity to explain his research carried out on blockchain and tokenization, especially in the real estate sector.




On September 28th took place in the building of the Seminary of Tarragona, the second session of the I Training Days organized by the College of Estate Managers of Tarragona. The two axes of debate were the breaches in terms of accessibility to the housing stock and the difficulties in achieving a balance between work and family life for their professional group, taking into account that the timetable for the celebration of the meetings of the owners’ communities are usually at late afternoon. The Housing Chair participated in the roundtable on accessibility, together with the ECOM, entity that looks after the rights of people with disabilities, the president of the College of Architects of Catalonia, a representation of the College of Technical Architects and the representative of the College in Salamanca, moderated by Mr. Enrique Vendrell.

Because of the deficiencies presented by the housing stock and the economic difficulties that to some owners represent to be able to execute the necessary adaptation works in buildings, the Board proposes to create a specific work commission to investigate together with the Housing Chair about new lines of action to enhance the effectiveness of the regulations in force, both public and private law.


Start of the 7th Edition of the Estate Agent and Property Management course

On Saturday, September 28th, the first session of the 7th edition of the Estate Agent and Property Management course took place. This training course, organized jointly by the UNESCO Housing Chair and the Association of Real Estate Agents of Tarragona, responds to the need to have some kind of specific training backed up by a diploma on the part of people working as estate agents, as per Law 18/2007, of 28 December, on the Right to a Home, and Decree 12/2010, of 2 February, which regulates the requirements to exercise the activity of estate agent and creates the Registry of Estate Agents in Catalonia. More information available at: http://housing.urv.cat/en/cover/teaching/estate-agent-course/.