It is currently estimated that there are more than 87,500 families, equivalent to 262,500 people, illegally occupying (squatting) homes in Spain. This situation means that up to 20% of public housing assets are effectively immobilised. According to the first study carried out on this subject by the Institut Cerdà, this illegal occupation situation has proliferated amongst groups beyond those at risk of poverty and social exclusion.read more
Institut Cerdà’s Crisis and Organizational Resilience Management Service (SeCRO) in Chile attended the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, held in Montreal, Canada.
Institut Cerdà, together with the Diputació de Barcelona, organized a session within the cycle of conferences on issues related to (in)security, targeting mayors and government teams responsible for the management of municipal crises. The objective was to raise awareness of the need to be prepared to face a crisis, when this is the responsibility of the Mayor and his or her Governance team.read more
43% more applications have been registered compared to the last call. 80% of the proposals presented come from Spain. The remaining 20% come from more than 20 countries. It is noteworthy that 6.5% of the proposals come from Portuguese entrepreneurs.read more
Institut Cerdà has presented the Platform for Innovation and Knowledge Exchange. This is a collection of best practice and a tool to help achieve the European Commission’s 2020 objectives for municipal waste management. The Platform is an initiative of the Waste Agency of Catalonia (l’Agència de Residus de Catalunya) Ecoembes and Ecovidrio.read more