1. Lithograph by Joaquim Pujol, offered to Dianova

    Foundations of Dianova’s Education Project

    07/12/2010

    For nearly forty years, the Dianova network has vowed to give each person in their care the means to achieve greater freedom and self-reliance, and to be able to change. To achieve such a commitment, we have developed practices which are based not only on introspection and adequate relationships between people, but also on learning. Learning means change; thus education, whether formal or informal, has always been the core of Dianova’s social projects.

  2. Elena Goti Deputy secretary of VNGOC

    A New Chairperson for VNGOC

    05/12/2010

    3 December 2010 – Mr. Michel Perron, Director General of the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse (CCSA), has been appointed the new Chairperson of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC). Mr. Perron is no stranger to the VNOGC, or to the Dianova team in Quebec, whose members have had already the opportunity to work in close partnership with CCSA. Dianova’s  representative, Ms. Elena Goti is appointed Deputy Secretary.

  3. An Appeal from Amnesty International

    An Appeal from Amnesty International

    05/12/2010

    Amnesty International recently released a series of four documentary films directed by Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal. The films are designed to attract public concern about the fate of hundreds of migrants travelling in hope of reaching the USA, through Mexico. Instead of hope they often face abduction, rape and murder while travelling in Mexico where most of those aggressions take place.

  4. Learning experiences at Bosc Animat

    The Bosc Animat, Awarded Best Initiative

    02/12/2010

    On December 2, the Bosc Animat of Catalunya en Miniatura was awarded “Best Entrepreneurial Initiative” at an award ceremony organized by the municipalities of de Molins de Rei, Corbera de Llobregat, Cervelló, La Palma de Cervelló, El Papiol, Sta. Coloma de Cervelló, Torrelles de LLobregat, Pallejà, Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Vallirana and Sant Feliu de Llobregat, in collaboration with PIMEC and Barcelona’s City Council.

  5. In Portugal, Dianova Joins EFTC

    In Portugal, Dianova Joins EFTC

    01/12/2010

    In Portugal, Dianova became a member of the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities – official agreement was announced at EFTC General Assembly held in Italy, during the month of October.

  6. World Aids Day

    World AIDS Day

    30/11/2010

    The world is living with AIDS for over twenty-five years. And in twenty-five years, the evolution of the disease has been fundamentally different, depending on countries and regions.Over the past decade, citizens of rich countries feel less and less concerned about the disease and prevention efforts’ efficiency dropped.

  7. Presentation of study by Mats Fridell, PhD

    Follow-up Study in Sweden

    18/11/2010

    On Dianova in Sweden’s initiative, the Department of Pyschology of Lund University launched an outcome study in a cohort of 72 individuals having requested Dianova’s services. The study begun in 2005 and was made possible by the fieldwork of Ms. Johana Crabo and Maja Gradowska, as part of their final psychology dissertation, under the supervision of Dr. Mats Friedel, professor of clinical psychology and Psychotherapist, with financial support from Swedish government agency “Mobilisering mot Narkotika” and Dianova in Sweden

  8. Las Marias Holistic Education Center

    UNESCO Affiliation in Nicaragua

    07/11/2010

    On Nov. 19, 2010, school year ended with a high note at Dianova’s Las Marias Holistic Education Center for the official awarding of the certificate of affiliation to UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet)  

  9. The Dianova Network

    The Dianova Network Manifesto

    04/11/2010

    At Dianova International’s General Assembly, held in Madrid on October 30th, threpresentatives of the network’s member organizations have approved two important documents: “The Dianova Network Manifesto” and the “Charter of Accountability”.

  10. From left to right. Luca Franceschi (President of Dianova International), Juan Echanove, Nejama Bergman (President of Dianova in Nicaragua) and Imanol Arias

    1st Charity Concert Dedicated in Music & Cinema

    29/10/2010

    The National Auditorium of the city of Madrid hosted the Santa Cecilia classical orchestra, under the direction of Cristóbal Soler, to help raise funds for Dianova’s Las Marias school in Nicaragua. The proceeds from the concert reached 30,000€, compared to the 36 955€ necessary to complete the project of providing water and lighting to the… Read more »