Mediation Specialist Diploma

Mediation Specialist Diploma

16è Workshop interdisciplinar

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


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.

Closing ceremony

Closing ceremony of the del Advanced course for real estate agents and property management (02/03/2019)

Predoctoral seminar

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


Attendance to the Workshop “Home is the key”

Dr. Héctor Simón attended on Wednesday 13th of February the Workshop “The home is the key”, which took place at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. The Workshop revolve around the last report of Càritas Diocesana de Barcelona on residential exclusion. Dr. Padraic Kenna, Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, took part as keynote speaker, and several experts, such as Javier Burón, Housing Manager of the City Council of Barcelona, Guillem Fernández, economist and Phd in public policies, Joan Batlle, Director of social programs of the Catalan Housing Agency, and Pablo Feu, lawyer expert in urban and housing law, took part in a round table on the “Housing as the new pillar of the Welfare State.”

Open Access

The URV’s UNESCO Housing Chair offers free access to different scientific publications regarding cohousing, blockchain, rehabilitation for rent, housing tenures, housing rights and European reports, which can be found and downloaded at
Gradually more documents will be available.

Participation in an International Workshop – University of Cambridge

Dr. Héctor Simón attended the “Designing appropriate and affordable settlements” workshop, which was organized by the Center of Development Studies and Department of Land Economics of the University of Cambridge on 3 and 4 December. Geoffrey Payne, an expert in urban development that has advised international organizations such as the World Bank or UN-Habitat, also took part in the Workshop, which involved preparing detailed development proposals for a specific site (in Ismailia, Egypt) which are socially acceptable, economically viable and ecologically sustainable.

The researcher Gemma Caballé attends a CRS course

On 22th November 2018, the PhD student of the chair Gemma Caballé, who is doing her PhD about the new challenges of the real estate agents’ profession, attended the CRS course (Council of Residential Specialists) organized by the Tarragona Real Estate Agents Bar (Colegio de Agentes de la Propiedad Inmobiliaria de Tarragona). This course was delivered by Mr. Leopold Roca, member of CRS Spain. He explained the best techniques and practices so that estate agents can offer better services to the buyer and the seller of a home.