The Observatory ADAVIV was born in response to the need for cooperation, research and developments around the functional adaptation of housing. This will focus on the development of methods, strategies and knowledge aimed at addressing the housing adaptation process, and expand and improve existing public assistance programs.

The Centre's mission is, in short, to promote housing adaptation to the needs of the population, especially the dependent population, through research, training and coordination of agents.

The observatory is located in the IUEE, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, under the management and development of the research team ACCEPLAN.