The researcher Gemma Caballé teaches a training session in the Postgraduate course on housing policies at SERT school of the COAC

On July 16, the researcher Gemma Caballé of the UNESCO Housing Chair gave a training session at the postgraduate course on housing policies of the SERT school form the Bar Association of Architects of Catalonia (COAC) about the housing research carried out at the UNESCO Housing Chair, as well as its social impact


On October 21 and 22, 2019 the I Congress on the Right to Personal Autonomy will be held at the International Convention Center of Barcelona (CCIB), within the framework of the development of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities , organized by the Spanish Confederation of Persons with Physical and Organic Disabilities (COCEMFE).

People with disabilities and the phenomenon of aging and chronicity are the background curtain of different debate panels, from the individual and community point of view. Our colleague Andrés Labella will moderate the table on the City as a space for life and coexistence.

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Urban agenda of Catalonia

El próximo lunes 1 de julio, a partir de les 9h. tendrá lugar en el Campus Cataluña de la URV en Tarragona la quinta sesión participativa de la Agenda Urbana de Cataluña, impulsada por la Generalitat de Cataluña. La sesión se denomina “Dimensión ciudadana” y versará sobre Investigación y Conocimiento, Cultura y Arte y Participación y Transparencia.

Mediation postgraduate

On Friday 7th June took place the awards ceremony of the Mediation postgraduate course at  the FURV in Reu

5th Summer Course of the UNESCO Housing Chair URV, inaugurated by Dr. Marc Roark

The 5thSummer Course of the UNESCO Housing Chair URV took place last Friday in Cambrils. It attracted a wide audience and addressed the new Spanish Act 5/2019 on the protection of consumers of mortgage loans. Dr. Mark Roark was in charge of the inaugural conference. Dr. Roark, Professor of Law in the Southern University Law Center (Louisiana, USA), stayed with the Housing Chair for a week, undertaking a research stay.

Mediation Specialist Diploma

Abierta la matrícula para la 7 edición del posgrado en  Mediación y Resolución de Conflictos de la Fundación URV


Dr. Diana Marín and Dr. Estela Rivas have given the presentations called “Platform economy and international litigation in the labour field” and “Participatory financing platforms”, respectively, at the conference: “Transnational trade-digital economy: taxes and customs”, which took place in Tarragona.


Ms. Sonia Olea, who works in the Advocacy Team of Cáritas Española, visited the UNESCO Housing Chair yesterday. She is a lawyer in the Legal Support Group and an expert on human rights, housing and poverty criminalisation fields.