5th Summer Course

The protection of Spanish mortgage debtors. The new Law 5/2019.




Prof. Nasarre was invited to lecture and to participate in two round tables at the international conference EIJC & Dataharvest that took place in Malines, May 14-17, 2019. Prof. Nasarre’s interventions dealt with the situation of access to housing in Europe and the relationships between housing researchers, lobbyists and media professionals.


Conflict resolution and housing

On May 10th, the UNESCO Housing Chair of URV brought together more than fifty people around the topic “Conflict resolution and housing”, which addressed issues such as the use of mediation in leases proceedings, conciliation by property registrars, OFIDEUTE programs or conflict resolution programs of various institutions such as the Board of Property Managers or Sogeviso (Banc Sabadell company). The day was inaugurated by Mg. Rector of the URV, Dr. Maria José Figueras, and the closing session was given by Mr. Xavier Bernadí, general director of Law and Legal Entities of the Catalan government.


The inaugural conference

Prof. Sergio Nasarre was invited on May 6, 2019 by the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico to give the inaugural conference of the Housing Forum in Guadalajara. Dr. Nasarre developed the paper starting from the controversial right to housing and how to make it really tangible, even in countries, such as Mexico, which foresee it as a fundamental right in its constitutional text. Issues such as uncontrolled urban sprawl, lack of services and lack of territorial cohesion should serve as the basis for the development of new stable housing policies in the country as well as legislative changes oriented, among others, to the diversification of forms of tenure.

More information at: http://www.comsoc.udg.mx/noticia/academia-y-gobierno-buscan-soluciones-problemas-de-vivienda-en-mexico

UNESCO Housing Chair members invited to give a conference in the León Chamber of Urban Property

Last April 25, Director of the Chair Prof. Sergio Nasarre and doctoral researcher Núria Lambea were invited to give the 4thConference within the series of Leases Conferences of the León Chamber of Urban Property, organized together with the newspaper La Nueva Crónica. The topics discussed were the evolution of the housing market, focusing on urban leases in a national and European perspective and the regulation and issues of tourist dwellings in a comparative Spanish perspective, respectively.

16 Workshop interdisciplinar

“Nous temps: reformulant els rols de les professions immobiliàries”


International Workshop

Dr. Héctor Simón made a presentation at the International Workshop “EU Economic Governance and the Charter of Fundamental Rights” on how the problem of non-performing loans is currently being addressed by European institutions. The Workshop took place on Friday, April 5, at the headquarters of the Open Society Foundations in Brussels as part of a project led by the Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy Research of the National University of Ireland, Galway. T

16è Workshop interdisciplinar

“Nous temps: reformulant els rols de les professions immobiliàries”



Congress “Building the right to housing”

In the last 50 years, the prices of housing in developed countries have increased three times more than the prices of other basic services. The challenges surrounding housing, such as affordability, the proliferation of slums and the increase in urban inequality, have adversely affected the quality of life of people, with serious impacts on the sustainability of the city.

In this context, UN Habitat organized on Wednesday and Thursday 27 and 28 March the congress “Building the right to housing” with the aim of helping the member states in the process of implementing the right to decent housing, repositioning housing in the contemporary global debate on inclusive cities with sustainable and viable economies, both environmentally and culturally and socially.

Two days and twenty protagonists

Professor Sergio Nasarre, director of the UNESCO Chair of Housing of the URV, is one of the 20 invited to participate in this congress. An event that also has José Mujica, former President of Uruguay; Christophe Lalande, leader of the housing unit of UN-Habitat; Joan Clos, former Mayor of Barcelona and former Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Habitat III; Sorcha Edwards, of the General Secretariat of Housing of Europe, the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing; o Reinhard Goethert, professor and researcher at MIT focused on urbanization and housing in developing countries and founder of the Global University Consortium Exploring Incremental Housing, among others.