As part of its mission, Dianova actively engages with vulnerable populations, including substance abuser, homeless people and migrants. However, beyond Dianova’s direct services, the organization engages in advocacy activities to change or strengthen the policies and practices that affect them.

Dianova believes that the best way to influence these policies is to create partnerships or alliances to capitalize on the strengths of various organizations. Through its membership in various committees and platforms, Dianova also helps promote important causes while ensuring that the needs, opinions and ideas of all stakeholders are heard and understood.

In this perspective, Dianova International is committed to help bring about positive changes in drug policies and reduce the stigma and discrimination that drug users and people in recovery have to face, to defend human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, and to promote education. Lastly, this commitment can help strengthen the role of civil society in international organizations.

Social Economy & Third Sector

The Third Sector and its Roots, by Luca Franceschi

The Third Sector, for a More Just Society, by Montserrat Rafel

More information

The Dianova Network Manifesto

Dianova’s Positioning on Drug Policies

Drug policy advocacy organizations in Europe (pdf document by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Drug Awareness Campaigns

  • #Dontletthempossessyou

    5/5/2016For Internet addicts, being connected is a priority more important than family, friends, and work; it becomes the organizing principle of their lives (...)

    campaña_ #notedejesqueteposea post Chica+
  • React

    4/8/2014The campaign targets more particularly alcohol or drug users and their families, suggesting how drug or alcohol abuse can lead to the disappearance what's important to a person’s well-being and identity (...)

    Dianova's 'React' Drug Awareness Campaign+
  • Faces

    4/8/2006The campaign is especifically aimed at young people with a substance abuse or misuse problem (alcohol or other drugs) that makes it increasingly difficult for them to navigate their own way in society (...)

  • Look at the Drug Problem with Different Eyes

    4/8/2004The campaign intends to modify the social regard on drug-related issues by suggesting that a number of objects or events can be interpreted in different ways (...)

    Campaña Mira el problema de las drogas con otros ojos - Dianova - pera colgando o madurando+
  • Exit

    4/8/2003The video spot, which is quite somber, is aimed at young adults and adults with severe alcohol or drug problems (dependence or abuse) (...)