Training session on commercial premises in condominiums

Dr. Héctor Simón provided a training session at the College of Property Administrators of Tarragona about the most common problems commercial premises face in condominiums, especially as regards flues, use of the facade for labels and limitations of the use of the property. The training session took place at the College’s headquarters on 12 December 2019 and brought together about fifty members.

50 housing solutions in Europe

Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre participated on December 11 in the presentation of the best 50 housing solutions in Europe, an initiative promoted by the Housing Solutions Platform.


Communication to international congress

Silvana Canales Gutiérrez, PhD in Law student and a member of the UNESCO housing chair, participated as a speaker in the Collaborative International Accommodation Congress held in Almería on November 21 and 22, organized by the University of Almería in collaboration with the University of the Balearic Islands. Her communication called “Protection of the guest as a consumer in the light of the Brussels I bis and Rome I Regulations”, indicated the consumer’s judicial alternatives against abusive clauses in the service contracts signed with platforms such as Airbnb, HomeaAway and Wimdu.

Lecture at the Conference on housing, environment and the elderly

Dr. Simón delivered the lecture “Housing financial products for the elderly” at the “Aging, housing and environment” conference, organized by the Housing Observatory of Barcelona. The conference took place at the Consorcio Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo Barcelona-Center Ernest Lluch on November 27, 2019. The lecture addressed the main financial products available for the elderly, such as the reverse mortgage, the home reversion or the assignment of the housing for rent purposes.


The prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre participated on November 25 at the “IV Jornades sobre Desigualtats socials” organized by the University of Lleida with the conference “Innovacions legals per a afavorir l’accés a l’habitatge en un context comparat: reforma del lloguer, tinences intermèdies i habitatge col·laboratiu”.

Congress opening

On November 21 and 22, Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre participated as a keynote speaker in the Congress of collaborative accommodation that was held in Almería, organized by the University of Almeria in collaboration with the University of the Balearic Islands. Prof. Dr. Nasarre was in charge of inaugurating the Congress with a presentation on housing and collaborative economy in which he explained the new perspectives of access to housing in response to the economic crisis, based on the use of new technologies and blockchain as a decentralized system of information verification between peers.


Communication to international congress

Last Friday, November 22, PhD student Maria Paula Rodríguez, a researcher at the UNESCO Housing Chair of URV, orally introduced the statement entitled “Cohousing as a model of collaborative housing: risks arising from the determination of spaces and uses, and the dogmatic nature of purpose “, whose participation took place in the International Congress of Collaborative Accommodation in the city of Almeria. A great opportunity to account for the challenges facing the new collaborative alternatives to access housing.


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:

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).