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Saturday, May 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
Housing across Europe: what are the rules of the game?

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Housing law and regulations are spread across the local, national and European levels, and differ from city to city and from country to country. And access to decent and affordable housing is recognised as a human right in the Universal Declaration, in other international conventions and in many national constitutions – yet rulings about housing at European courts are often based on consumer law. In this session, we will hear from Sergio Nasarre, director of the UNESCO Housing Chair at the University Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, about housing law, institutions and regulations at the European level, and also comparatively between jurisdictions. We will talk about the housing market is regulated and which other institutions concern housing in Europe. And we will discuss examples of potential housing stories that journalists may have missed – maybe because of all that normative and bureaucratic complexity. Interested in reporting about housing? Then this session is a must for you!

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Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist and writer
I am a freelance journalist and writer based in Berlin, focusing on feature writing and investigative journalism, mainly about Europe. I am now working on a series of articles on how corporations act very strategically to achieve political influence in the EU. And until mid-2024... Read More →

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Sergio Nasarre-Aznar

Civil law Professor, UNESCO Housing Chair - University Rovira i Virgili
Sergio Nasarre-Aznar (Tarragona, 1974) is Full Professor of Civil Law and Director of the UNESCO Housing Chair at the University Rovira i Virgili (Spain). He is European Doctor in Law and holds an M.Phil. in Land Economy of the University of Cambridge. Since 2008 he is a Corresponding... Read More →

Saturday May 18, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 BST