The Basque Parliament supports Collaborative Law

On June 6, 2014, the Basque Parliament unanimously approved a motion presented by Carmelo Barrio Baroja, parliamentarian of the Basque Popular group, in support of the collaborative practice: “The transactional amendment signed by the EA-NV, SV-ES and PV-ETP groups was approved: The Basque Parliament urges the Basque Government to consolidate the intrajudicial mediation procedures implemented

Maria José Anitua

“Here it is very difficult to find rental housing”

Interview and confidential testimony of the first experience of the conscious rental process with a Latino family. Description of your relationship with the owner of the home, María José Anitua. “Here it is very difficult to find rental housing” (PDF)


Fide: Reflections of Civil Society

In this new installment of Fide: Reflections of Civil Society (PDF of 15 pages) different perspectives of the situation we are experiencing, different concerns or lessons learned are combined. Although the time we have been confined in Spain is similar in different cities and towns, we and the pandemic have evolved differently. Although in Europe


Conscious rentals for refugees: from “not possible” to the decision to take part

When in June 2018, Nerea Melgosa, councilor of Vitoria-Gasteiz, asked me to apply the new process of conscious rentals for refugee families, my answer was “not possible”. The cultural and linguistic differences seemed to me to difficult to overcome. But the real walls are in our heads … Empathizing with Nerea’s concern led me to


Good Practice European Commission

The European Union recognizes as “Good Practice” the Arteale project Casas sin Gente para Gente sin Casa. The Empty Houses for the Homeless project helps refugees in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain find their homes by establishing strong trust between them and the owners of empty properties through the use of collaborative law and ‘conscious contracts’.  

Conscious Agreements


Dissemination of the project Empty Homes For The Homeless at the  Sagrado Corazón – Corazonistas School in  Vitoria-Gasteiz, with the presentation of the project to students and the educational community and the drawing contest. Do you know that there are more than 11 million empty houses in the European Union? Do you know that Spain