1. Conference in Lisbon

    European Action on Drugs

    15/03/2011

    As a national coordinator of the “European Action on Drugs” (EAD) campaign, led by the European Commission, Dianova hosted a national conference on this topic at Lisbon’s Jean Monnet center.As a campaign signatory and National Supervisor in Portugal, Dianova presented the preliminary results of a Dianova-led, drug awareness initiative which is currently underway in the country: “Do not waste your own life”.

  2. Ms. Bachelet, UN Women Executive Director

    UN-Women Now Launched

    24/02/2011

    The United Nations have launched a new entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly approved the creation of a new UN entity dedicated to promoting and coordinating global efforts towards gender equality and women empowerment. Dianova representative, Mrs. Elena Goti was officially invited to celebrate the entity’s official launch at UN headquarters in New York city, on February, 24

  3. Dianova, Official Partner of UNESCO

    Dianova, Official Partner of UNESCO

    07/02/2011

    Dianova International has been approved as an “NGO, official partner of UNESCO” (Consultative status). This formal recognition granted to Dianova International has been made possible through the support provided by the organization to the work of Dianova teams in Nicaragua in Las Marias Holistic Educational Center. This school provides primary and secondary education to more than three hundred students each year, part of whom are stemming from disadvantaged, rural areas – a commitment which was rewarded in 2010 by its integration to UNESCO’s Associated Schools Network (ASPnet)

  4. The President of Dianova in Spain (middle)

    Telefonica Ability Awards

    17/01/2011

    The very first edition of the Telefónica awards in Spain intended to reward sustainable business models taking into account disability. Dianova was nominated in the category of “Prevention & Retention” with a social support program for its employees, a program which objective is to enable those suffering from chronic health problems keep their jobs with the guarantee of an optimal quality of work life. The organization received the “Organization Ability” award.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.