Lecture at a conference on squatting in residential buildings

Dr. Héctor Simon took part on Thursday 14 March 2019 in a seminar organised by the Regional Council of Vallès Oriental, with the presentation “Squatting in residential buildings and the fundamental rights at stake”. The Conference also addressed the procedural and criminal protection of homeowners and the role to be played by public administrations.


Attendance to the seminar “Promoting the Right to Housing at the EU level: challenges and policy proposals”

Dr. Héctor Simón attended the seminar on “Promoting the Right to Housing at the EU Level: Challenges and Policy Proposals”, organized by the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB), in which the “Municipalist Declaration of Local Governments for the Right to Housing and the Right to the City” was discussed. This Declaration calls for a more relevant role of cities and municipalities to guarantee the right to housing and the right to the city.



On March 4th, Dr. Nasarre was invited to the dinner at the Rotary Club in Tarragona where he presented the paper “What do we do about housing?”, which was followed by interesting questions and an intense debate.


Prof. Dr. Nasarre’s talk on Collaborative Housing and Blockchain at the conference organised by the Regional Deanery of Registrars (Decanato autonómico de los Registradores). Barcelona, 28/02/2019.

Predoctoral seminar

Predoctoral seminar today with PhD candidates at the Unesco Housing Chair where they presented their progress on housing research


National Congress

Prof. Sergio Nasarre was invited as a speaker at the 4th National Congress on “Securitization and bank abuses”, organized by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the association AHINOR in the municipality of Teror. Dr. Nasarre developed his paper on the recent Law of 21-2-2019 on real estate credit contracts, where he highlighted its shortcomings, especially with regard to the pre-contractual protection of the mortgage consumer in relation to the provisions of the Catalan Law 20/2014. The intervention was followed by an interesting debate.

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.

Link: https://derechoydiscapacidad.vitaesoftweb.com/


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.