Dianova is an international NGO with consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), and official partner of UNESCO. The Dianova Network operates in 11 countries across Europe and the Americas, developing innovative programs and projects in the fields of education, youth, addiction prevention and treatment, and in the area of social and community development.
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Dianova in Portugal Receives EFR Certification
On November 11th, an official ceremony was held in Madrid (Spain) to award the auspicious, 2013 EFR Social Economy certification in the presence of the Spanish Minister of Health, social Services & Equality, Mrs. Ana Mato and of the President of the Másfamilia Foundation, Mr. Antonio Trueba. Ms. Montse Rafel, member of the board of directors of Dianova in Portugal accepted the certification on behalf of Dianova in Portugal, one of the 66 newly certified organizations.
Exchanging & Improving Intervention Practices in Dianova TCs
As part of the ongoing collaboration between the Dianova network member organizations, representatives from the organization's Swedish branch traveled to Can Parellada Therapeutic Community (Barcelona, Spain) to meet local treatment teams and review cooperation modalities.
Bonnes pratiques en entreprenariat socialement responsable
Mme Fatima Duarte, présidente de la Commission pour la Citoyenneté et l’Égalité de Genre (CIG - Portugal) a invité l’organisation Dianova au Portugal à participer au Panel Speaker sur les bonnes pratiques en entreprenariat socialement responsable, sous l’égide du CIG et en qualité de membre de l’Année européenne des Citoyens et des Citoyennes et en collaboration avec le groupe thématique en entreprenariat responsable du réseau national de responsabilité sociale des organisations (RSO, Portugal) – CECOA , Gebalis, Tree-Institute, WIF Partners, qui aura lieu le 14 novembre 2013, de 14h à 16h30, Palacio Foz, à Lisbonne.
"We can all be Addicts"
Interview with Dr. Hugo España, addiction specialist and toxicologist by Amalia del Cid (first published on La Prensa.com.ni ) -
Addiction is a risk of everyday life, but sometimes we do not understand it. As human beings, almost any human behavior can turn into an addiction, even a passion for soccer, Dr. España explains. In his opinion, this process is not only influenced by our genes but also by our experiences, our emotional voids, as well as certain substances called neurotransmitters, responsible for opening and closing specific "gates" in our brain.
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