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Who Are We

Dianova | NGO specialized in Addictive Behaviours Recovery

Dianova is specialised in drug prevention and health promotion, addictive behaviours recovery, professional reintegration, training and social inclusion.


A NGO established in Portugal since 1984 as an active agent of the social and health network. Dianova Portugal Association focus on Drug Addiction and Social Development. Is since 1993 recognized as Public Utility.


Dianova mission is to develop initiatives and programs with the objective of promoting personal self-reliance and social progress.


Our ethical framework and common core values are Commitment, Solidarity, Tolerance and Internationality.


And our vision: with the appropriate support, each person will be able to find within him/herself the resources necessary to achieve personal development and social integration.


Click to read our Corporate Manifesto Dianova Update 2020


National and International Certifications and Affiliations

> Is since 2017 a training entity certified by DGERT. Ministry of Employment.

> In 2015 and 2016/17 the Merith Award on Equality and Life-Professional Balance by Commission of Equality and Gender. Ministry of Social Affairs.

> Since 2012 is accredited by the Scientific and Pedagogical Continuous Training Council. Ministry of Education.

> And since 2005 is certified on Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2015. Specifically, for the Addiction Rehabilitation and Reintegration areas at the Therapeutic Community Quinta das Lapas. 

International Addictive Behaviours Recovery Centre - DGERT certification

International Addictive Behaviours Recovery Centre - ME certification


> Is since 2015 registered in the European Commission and European Parliament’s Transparency Register with the 523238518817-56 ID.

> And since 2010 at the Department of Social and Economic Affairs, United Nations Economic and Social Council (DESA | ECOSOC | UN).

Dianova main goals are:

> Promoting educational activities for prevention and health promotion.

> Helping people to stop the abuse of psychoactive substances.

> Supporting children and young people at risk.

> Supporting social integration of individuals in situation of social vulnerability.

> Developing training and awareness activities.

> Promoting and enhancing adequate dissemination, education, execution and training towards social progress. This within the scope of cooperation for international development.

In order to fulfil its mission, Dianova has a structured internal organisation. It includes highly qualified professionals from different areas according to the identified needs.


Its main departments are:

Intervention and Programmes.

Administrative and Financial.

Communication and Institutional Relations.

Supported by the departments of Human Resources, Legal, Tax and Accounting, and Project Management.

Dianova Portugal is a Member of the Dianova International. It is an international NGO composed of 25 associations and foundations members operating on 20 countries on four continents. Namely, in Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. The members of Dianova contribute to the human development through programmes in the health, social and humanitarian fields.

Over the years, Dianova’s contribute to a more inclusive society was publicly recognized through:

>Honourable Mention in “Equality is Quality” Award | 2014 & 2016/17. In the category of Social Economy for its work in promoting Gender Equality.

>Merit Recognition “Smiling through Education” | 2010. Recognition by Clínica da Educação for Dianova’s project “Education is the best Prevention” – Emotive Adventure 3G®.

>Honourable Mention in António Manuel Mota Award | 2010. Distinguished Dianova’s work within the scope of Social Inclusion for the implementation of the Plant Nursery as a Social Enterprise.

>Hospital of the Future” Award | 2005/06. Dianova as the first NGO with Quality Management System certification. Specifically, in the area of addiction treatment and social and professional reintegration at the Therapeutic Community Quinta das Lapas


> 35 years of continuous evolution and organisational development. Particularly, to change management, social innovation and sustainability on behalf of our Clients and Community.

> Dedicated to find integrated solutions to the problem of drugalcoholinternet addiction. As well as, other behavioural addictive disorders.

> Provider of services and programmes constantly evolving, internationally certified, differentiated and specialized.

> Promotor of personal autonomy and social progress through personalised intervention.

> Guided by a perspective of cooperation in education, empowerment and inclusion.

> All things considered Dianova positively impacted 131.157 People and Families.

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”, Robert F. Kennedy

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