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”.


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).

The house in 360º

Este jueves 31 de octubre en La Pedrera la Càtedra UNESCO d’Habitatge de la URV organiza el evento “La vivienda en 360º” que se centra en la problemática del acceso y en la de la pérdida de la vivienda. Además de las tres sesiones con expertos, se proyectará el documental “El umbral” y se mostrará la experiencia “El llindar”, destinados a la sensibilización sobre la problemática de la exclusión residencial y del sinhogarismo.

Puede hallarse más información sobre ambos en https://llindar.cat

El programa completo está disponible en http://housing.urv.cat/la-pedrera-habitatge-360/


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.

European Commission

Prof. Sergio Nasarre participated in a session with the European Commission in Brussels on October 3, 2019, with the purpose of analyzing the mechanisms in Europe to favor the change of bank by mortgage debtors.


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.


Participation in a seminar at the Santiago de Compostela University

Dr. Rosa M. Garcia Teruel was invited to participate in the workshop Números, Tecnoloxía e Dereito at the Faculty of Law – Santiago de Compostela University. Her presentation covered the challenges and opportunities of using blockchain for accessing housing, and she had the opportunity to discuss about legal challenges of new technologies.