On February 8, Dianova in Portugal participated in the third edition of aSocial Economy Forum, as a partner and ambassador of the “Opportunity 2020 Yes or No” National initiative. The forum was held in Leca de Palmeira, in the auditorium of the portuguese business association. The forum’s main topic was dedicated to social and reintegration enterprises.
In Portugal, Dianova has been officially appointed to coordinate the 2013 « Migrants in Europe » multimedia competition, jointly with the European Commission – Directorate of Home Affairs ( Commissioner: Ms. Cecila Malmström). The competition is to be lauched on Friday, February 1st in all EU member states.
In March, 2012, Dianova became a partner of a renown family company, Catalunya en Miniatura, in the prospect of raising additional sources of income to develop the Dianova network’s various social projects. This innovative 3.0 business model resulted from a close partnership between a private enterprise and the non-profit sector.
On March 8, 2013 Dianova will co-sponsor a side-event during the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) to take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013. The priority theme of the Commission’s two-week session will be dedicated to the “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls”. Dianova speakers during the event will be Ms Sandra Nencetti and Ms Francisca Alburquenque, from Dianova in the USA and Chile.
The 25th World Conference of Therapeutic Communities was held in Bali (Indonesia) from November 5 to 10, under the auspices of the World Federation of Therapeutic Communities and the Kasih Mulia Foundation, one of the country’s largest associations dedicated to the treatment of alcohol and substance abuse. The representative of Dianova, Michele Bellasich, was present.
George De Leon, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of substance abuse and is acknowledged as the leading authority on research in therapeutic communities. In addition to numerous research publications, Dr. De Leon has made notable contributions in the area of clinical practice and professional education. Dianova representative, Michele Bellasich, met with him during the WFTC world conference in Bali.
An article presented by Dianova’s educational team in Chile recounts the significant, existential experience of a group of women and their educational team, who participated in an educational remediation experience in a context of residential treatment for the problematic use of alcohol and other drugs. Read complete article – in Spanish (pdf)
November 5 through 8 took place the annual reunion of the Dianova network member organizations in Lisbon (Portugal), in presence of fifty representatives of the network member organizations. During four days of intense work, the participants have debated, trained and exchanged about the network’s various perspectives and development projects.
As in previous years, Dianova in Spain presents Christmas’ Social Lottery, an initiative which enables the organization to raise funds through the sale of lottery tickets in spain. If you choose to participate to the Christmas draw on December 22, you may also share a little bit of your luck while helping out Dianova projects. For the price of a 23 € lottery ticket, 3€ will be donated to the programs developed by Dianova to help at-risk adolescents and adults suffering from social exclusion. Click here to buy your lottery ticket.
For the second year in a row, Dianova in Italy was awarded a prize by the “Sodalitas Social Innovation” program. The second edition of the Sodalitas Social Innovation program was held in Milan (Italy), the latter initiative being dedicated to help community-based and nonprofit organizations develop the skills and tools necessary to prepare stronger and innovative social business plans.