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Who We Are Dianova Portugal

Established in Portugal since 1984 as an active and integrated agent of a social health network, Dianova Portugal Association – Intervention in Drug Addiction and Social Development is since 1993 as a Non-Government Organization recognized as Public Utility, specialised in health prevention and promotion, addiction treatment, professional reintegration and social inclusion, psychosocial support, and training and qualification of people and organisations.

Dianova’s 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 grounded on commitment, solidarity, tolerance and internationality, principles of action guiding our vision under the conviction that, with the appropriate support, each person will be able to find within him/herself the resources necessary to achieve success in his/her personal development and social integration.

It is since 2017 a training entity certified by DGERT | Ministry of Employment and since 2012 by Scientific and Pedagogical Continuous Training Council | Ministry of Education respectively, 2015 Merith Award on Equality and Life-Professional Balance by Commission of Equality and Gender | Ministry of Social Affairs, and certified on Quality Management System according to NP EN ISO 9001:2008 for the Addiction Rehabilitation and Reintegration areas at the Therapeutic Community Quinta das Lapas since 2005. 

Since 2015, as part of its Transparency and Accountability, Dianova is registered in the European Commission and European Parliament’s Transparency Register with the 523238518817-56 ID and at the Department of Social and Economic Affairs, United Nations Economic and Social Council (DESA | ECOSOC | UN).

In order to provide a high quality and excellence service, Dianova’s intervention is guided by the universal Values: Commitment, Solidarity, Tolerance, and Internationality.

Our 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, within the scope of cooperation for international development.

In order to fulfil its mission, Dianova has a structured internal organisation, with highly qualified professionals from different areas according to the identified needs and distributed through its Executive Board: Intervention and Programmes, Administrative and Financial, and Communication and Institutional Relations that are supported by departments of Human Resources, Legal, Tax and Accounting, and Project Management.

Dianova Portugal is a Member of the Dianova International, an international NGO composed of associations and foundations operating on four continents (Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe). The members of Dianova contribute to the development of people and communities through an array of programmes and interventions in the health, social and humanitarian fields.


> More than 30 years of continuous evolution and organisational development oriented to change management, social innovation and sustainability on behalf of our Clients, the Communities and Society at large;

> Dedicated to find integrated solutions to the problem of drug addiction, alcohol addiction and internet addiction and other complex social problems;

> Provider of services and programmes constantly evolving and internationally certified & accredited, diversified, differentiated and specialized;

> Promotor of personal autonomy and social progress through personalised intervention, guided by a perspective of cooperation in education, empowerment and inclusion.

> Directly impacting more than 70,000 People and Families, Children, Youth, Adults and Elders.