Networking Tools
The networking activities aim to support the MCMH-EU to address the Challenge (main aim), answer to the research questions and achieve the overall objectives of the MCMH-EU, as these have been described in the COST Action MoU.

Networking Tools

The networking activities aim to support the MCMH-EU to address the Challenge (main aim), answer to the research questions and achieve the overall objectives of the MCMH-EU, as these have been described in the COST Action MoU.

Open Calls
CALL FOR ABSTRACT / DOCONF2021 / Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage - Deadline: 31 March 2021
New call for Abstract
Abstract Submission Deadline
31 March 2021
Notification of Acceptance
19 April 2021
8-9 October 2021, Budapest, Hungary
BME Urbanisztika Tanszék
Urban Housing LAB
Department of Urban Planning and Design
Faculty of Architecture
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

The DOCONF series provides a comparative overview of current doctoral research in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning focusing on the urban challenges related to the physical – built and natural – environment of the post-socialist cities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), and post-soviet Asia. Those invited include doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers (with a PhD/DLA degree earned after the 1st of January 2016) – specializing in architecture, urban design, urban planning, or landscape architecture.

The DOCONF gives the chance for young researchers to find relevant international context regarding their research topic, to present and discuss in a conference, and to publish a final full paper (15000 – 20000 signs) in the double peer-review DOCONF2021 e-proceedings, or a research poster in the DOCONF exhibition. However, DOCONF gives chance for further publication in scientific journals related to our network (30000-40000 signs). In addition, you could discover Budapest, the capital city of Hungary!

DOCONF2021 proposes six conference SESSIONS with presentations
mass housing // shrinking cities // the fifties // recovery // re-collective // leisurescapes
and a research poster: next normal session.
Every session is prepared, proofread, and moderated by three academics, members of the sciaentific board, who are university teachers, and most of them are doctoral supervisors 1) at the BME Department of Urban Planning and Design, Budapest;  2) at a university in another post-socialist country; 3) and in a Western country.

For abstract submission give your doctoral data, select your main session (and a second possible), write your title and  250-300 words long abstract proposal related to the general topic of the DOCONF series Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage, and to the special topic of your main session.

CALL FOR POSTERS - New Deadline December 25th, 2020
New call for posters
December 25th, 2020
Online Survey
November 11th – December 25th, 2020
January 2021
Spring 2021
Prof. Dr. Uta Pottgiesser
Dr. Müge Akkar Ercan
Dr. Luisa Smeragliuolo Perrotta
Ms. Olga Harea
Mr. Ahmed El-Amine Benbernou

We are pleased to announce the launch of the second call for contributions to produce posters on the theme of middle class and mass housing, that will remain open. You can download the attached poster template and return it to us by email to our action address

You have the possibility of making one or more posters. It can present a research, a general presentation of your work, a master’s program, a thesis, the presentation of your research lab, …

Your contributions will be welcome throughout the year.

For information, a collection of posters is being prepared and will be published as a book at Open Access. If you wish to be included in this publication project it is imperative to send us your poster before December 25th, 2020. For posters received after this date, a simple posting on the action website could be considered.

If you would like to participate in this call, we also invite you to take the time to fill our online survey by clicking on the following link: MCMH-Survey and this before December 25th, 2020. This information is needed to improve our analyses and the graphics that are included in the booklet and to complete the data for the future interactive map on our website.

Thank you!

CALL FOR TRAINEES - Alcalá University Training School - Deadline 27th of February 2020
Deadline 27th of February 2020

Madrid Training School
16-19 March 2020

Paz Núñez-Martí & Roberto Goycoolea-Prado
Berta Calle. Architecture Student UAH
Architecture school. University of Alcalá.
C/ Santa Úrsula 8; Alcalá de Henares.
Architecture school. Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Avenida Juan Herrera, 4; Madrid

Public housing policies for rehousing: Development, valuation and future. Madrid as a paradigm.

Main objective

The general objective of the Training School is to learn about the public policies on collective housing applied in Madrid in the second half of the 20th century and to evaluate their social, urban and political suitability by analysing unique cases from different periods.

Within the framework of COST Action 18137, it is expected that the results of the Training school would provide data and analysis that would allow:

  • To examine if public policies on collective housing have been suitable instruments for the configuration and consolidation of the middle class, characterized, among other criteria, by the provision (possession) of decent housing.
  • To know the current problems of these groups –therefore, the policies that supported them – and, if necessary, to redefine possible intervention strategies.

Specific training objectives

Introduction to concepts and instruments of analysis of public policies and collective housing sets.

To know the development of collective housing policies in Madrid through the analysis of cases during the period 1939-act.

Acquisition of the tools to carry out critical analysis on urban intervention.

To identify the aspects that condition public policies of collective housing from the triangle of social habitat defined by M. Castell and others: urbs, civitas and polis.

Generate academic fabrics at European level.


The Training school will bring together three teaching instruments:

  • Theoretical and historical sessions with key speakers.
  • Expert guided tours and technical sheets of selected case studies.
  • Workshop sessions aimed at achieving the general objectives. We will work in groups of six students, applying a role-playing methodology based on the social habitat triangle. Each group will have a teacher and/or a support expert.

International Key Speakers

Jorge Figueira. Dr Architect and professor of History and Theory of Architecture. Coimbra University.

Inês Lima Rodrigues. Dr Architect and researcher on Modern Housing of Portuguese Influence and MCMH. ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

Local Key Speakers

Alberto Leboreiro Amaro. Dr Architect. Assistant Director-General for Regional Planning. Department of the Environment, Local Administration and Territorial Planning. Regional Government of the Community of Madrid.

Pedro Navarrete Tortosa. Social educator. IRIS relocation coordinator, Ex commissioner of Cañada Real Ayto. Madrid and current worker Social Housing Agency.

International Trainers

Uta Pottgiesser. Dr Architect and professor in department of Architectural Engineering + Technology. Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Delft. The Netherlands.

Local Trainers

Alberto Leboreiro Amaro. PhD. Architect. Assistant Director-General for Regional Planning. Department of the Environment, Local Administration and Territorial Planning. Regional Government of the Community of Madrid.

Nieves Mestre. PhD. Architect and professor of Architectural Projects. Architecture School. UPM. Madrid.

Paz Núñez Martí. PhD. Architect and professor of Architectural Construction. Alcalá University. Madrid.

Pedro Navarrete Tortosa. Social educator. IRIS relocation coordinator, Ex commissioner for Cañada Real Madrid Town Hall and current worker at the Social Housing Agency of Madrid.

Roberto Goycoolea. PhD. Architect and professor of Architectural analysis. Alcalá University.

Number of trainees to receive a grants

12 (outside Madrid) / Grant amount: 600 €

To apply, please complete the application form.

The application will be evaluated by the TS evaluation committee based on the following criteria:

  • Explanation of your research topic – 1 to 10 (25%)
  • Expectations and benefits of the TS for your own research and career – 1 to 10 (50%)
  • The potential benefits of your work to the Action CA18137 – 1 to 10 (25%)

Remark | It will be given priority to the following candidates:

  • ECI researchers, Young researcher under 8 years of career;
  • PhD Students;
  • Master Students;

Local trainees (without grant)

18 local postgraduate students, preferably from University of Alcalá and Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Deadline February 17th 2020
STSM Coordinator
Prof Els DE VOS

To apply for a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) within the 2nd call for STSMs of the COST Action CA 18137 on Middle Class Mass Housing, please send the following documents (in .pdf) to until February 17th 2020.

For the current call (2nd Call, February 2020) priority will be given to STSMs that specifically address the deliverables as described in the Memorandum of Understanding of the COST Action CA 18137. This is expressed by the assigned higher weight of criteria “5. Benefits of the STSM for the COST Action CA 18137” in the above given table of criteria.

In addition, it is expected that each STSM will – next to other planned outcomes – also contribute to the Atlas of Middle Class housing by contributing with a template and/or another contribution.

For the current call, STSMs can only proceed in the following timeframe: 17 February 2020 until 15 April 2020.

Before filling the application, please consult the STSM rules in the COST Vademecum at Section 8. In case you have any questions about the application procedure or STSM rules, please contact

Documents to apply for a STSM

i) This STSM application form, filled according to your STSM plans;
ii) An invitation letter from the host institution;
iii) A support letter from the home institution;
iv) A max. 2-page CV of the visitor;
v) A list of publications of the visitor (if applicable).

What are the evaluation criteria?

Your application will then be evaluated by the STSM evaluation committee based on the following criteria:

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