Dianova Network Dianova Portugal
Addictions, Education and Youth
Dianova is an international NGO composed of associations and foundations operating in four continents (Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe). Dianova Members contribute to the development of people and communities through a series of programs and interventions in the health, social and humanitarian fields.
Members of the Dianova Network develop their actions based on a shared mission, vision and values. Each initiative implemented by its members is based on:
> contribution to the mission of the network;
> support to the vision;
> and respect for the core values of Commitment, Solidarity, Tolerance and Internationality.
These four values form the foundation of the Dianova Network’s action principles. In their specific applications, they constitute interventions dedicated to promoting:
> at the individual level: self and mutual help, self-confidence and integration in their communities.
> at the collective level: civic engagement to promote health and quality of life, contribute to the development of people and communities, and the empowerment and reassessment of the human being as a key factor for sustainable and balanced development in the fields of economics, social progress and environmental aspects.
The Dianova Network is shaped and nourished by the interactions between the International Coordinator (Dianova International, headquartered in Barcelona) and its Members, cooperation that has been reinforced following the 2007 Lisbon Convention. Dianova International is an International NGO of Swiss law under the European Convention of 24 April 1986 on Juridical Personality of International Non-Governmental Organizations.
It was granted in 2007 the Special Consultative Status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations ECOSOC|UN. Since 2010, is an official partner of UNESCO.
Dianova International and its members are totally oriented to quality standards and guidelines established by the public institutions in their respective countries. Besides are integrated and accredited at national and international networks of the civic society. Among others: Civil Society Forum on Drugs at the European Commission, Organization of American States, RIOD, CICAD, WFTC (World Federation of Therapeutic Communities), Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs. As well as the Public Administration and Governments in which its member are operating.
Good Governance and Evaluation Practices
Dianova excels and is recognized for its transparent practices in terms of good governance and professional management: And takes responsibility for its actions and achievements. It does it through:
> a clear mission, organizational structure and decision-making processes;
> acting in accordance with declared values and agreed procedures;
> ensuring that their programmes achieve results consistent with their objectives;
> and communicating these results in an open and precise way.
The Annual Reports describe:
> the objectives and results achieved by its programs and advocacy initiatives;
> governance structure and processes, including key corporate office holders;
> the main sources of funding from companies, foundations, governments and individuals;
> and financial performance that is in compliance with relevant laws and practices. And audited by a qualified independent public accountant whose statement accompanies the Report.
Social Impact and Horizon 2020
In 2016, with a team of 587 (53% M and 47% H) multidisciplinary and multicultural professionals, 22,349 people benefited from Dianova programmess developed in the 34 residential centers.
Dianova is an organization in constant adaptation to the evolution of the contexts in which it operates, and a proactive actor in the Social and Solidarity Economy Sector. Dianova is dedicated to building a more equitable and balanced society.
To materialize its Vision 2020, Dianova has developed the 2020 Strategic Guidelines based on the principles of Diversification, Internationality, Proactivity and Adaptability. Thus, Dianova builds up step by step as a trustworthy international network that develops diversified projects, in cooperation with the public and/or private sectors and with direct impact on public policies.
Dianova and the Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, the United Nations has adopted Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. This initiative aims to strengthen the cooperation between governments and other stakeholders who strive to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda (SDG) and its 169 specific objectives have become symbols of this ambitious project.
The mission of Dianova and its implementation are echoed in the context of the Agenda 2030. By implementing a diversity of local and international practices and initiatives, Dianova has a significant impact on the implementation of the SDG. Adding to the global efforts to build a better world for all and incorporating the language of Agenda 2030 into their work.
The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development focuses on five main themes for humanity and the planet, the so-called “Five Ps”: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Participation. Dianova demonstrates its commitment to reach the SDG by aligning its actions and initiatives in four main areas:
> Children / Youth and Education.
> Health / Dependencies.
> Protection / Support and Humanitarian Aid.
> Alliances and Cooperation.
The members of the Dianova Network are committed to this involvement on a global scale, contributing to the achievement of the various goals of the SDG.
Dianova International . Dianova Canada . Dianova Chile . Dianova Spain . Dianova USA . Dianova Italy . Dianova Nicaragua . Dianova Sweden . Dianova Uruguai . Društvo Up Slovenia . RIO Norway . European Center for Preventing Addictions Romania . Ray of Hope Pakistan . SPYM Society for the Promotion of Youth and Masses India . Slum Child Foundation Kenya . AJEAH Association des Jeunes Engagés pour l’Action Humanitaire Togo . FAPE Democratic Republic of Congo .