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  1. Relationships with Congo

    Relationships with Congo


  2. Björn (right), with one of our beneficiaries

    An Hommage to Björn


    Björn Fältman, collaborator of Dianova in Sweden, left us in the morning of October 25th.  Björn´s journey with Dianova started in one of the organization’s therapeutic communities in Sardinia (Italy), a place he always talked about with a lot of passion and where he had left his mark: he had taken the initiative to plant hundreds of trees in a place which is now remembered as “the Björn forest”.

  3. Keble College (Oxford - UK)

    EFTC 13th Conference in Oxford


    The 13th European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC) conference was held from 20-23 September with more than 150 delegates representing most of the federation’s member organizations. This successful conference provided a unique opportunity to hear from various experts who discussed best practice and the evidence-based outcomes of the therapeutic community addiction treatment model. Cristina Lopes and Michele Bellasich, respectively representatives from Dianova in Portugal and Dianova in Sweden attended the event.

  4. XIII Latin American Conference of Therapeutic Communities

    Latin American Conference of Therapeutic Communities


    The XIII Latin American Conference of Therapeutic Communities (TCs) will be held in Medellin (Columbia), October 20-22, while hosting the 25th anniversary of the Latin American Federation of Therapeutic Communities (FLACT). Dianova representatives will attend the event and participate in the numerous scheduled debates to build “the therapeutic community we dream about”.

  5. Hotel Europeo, Nicaragua

    Hotel Europeo in Nicaragua


    Dianova’s educational activities in Nicaragua are partly financed out of the proceeds of hotel Europeo. This three star hotel is located downtown capital city, Managua, at the heart of a colorful, pittoresque natural environement. The hotel offers comfortable accomodations, a swimming pool and a delicious local cuisine.Watch video

  6. "Azulejos" tile panel in the midst of the center's splendid gardens

    Social Workers Visit Dianova


    On September 6, six social workers from Sweden paid a visit, both cultural and corporate, to Dianova in Portugal where they met with some of the Swedish people undergoing a treatment program in Quinta das Lapas therapeutic community.

  7. Education pour toute la vie

    Lifelong Learning Program


    Dianova in Portugal participates in visit studies funded by European Commission’s “Lifelong Learning Program“. With a budget of nearly €7 billion for 2007 to 2013, the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Program enables people at all stages of their lives to participate in stimulating learning experiences, as well as helping to develop the education and training sector throughout Europe.

  8. Empowering My Life!

    “Empowering My Life!” Corporate Video


    Dianova in Canada – A new Video to promote the “Empowering My Life!” program. In two minutes, this film allows viewers to feel the impact of a break between urban lifestyle, the intensity of our lives and habits, with the benefits of a respite, a time of relief in nature…

  9. Street prostitution

    Prostitution – Exchanges Cuba/Sweden


    As part of a best practice exchange visit in Cuba, organized by Pr. Sven Britton from Swedish, Karolinska Institute and psychologist Ms Kristina Hillgren, a representative of Dianova in Sweden, Ms Cipriana de Arteaga was invited to Cuba to present the characteristics of the Swedish experience in the field of prostitution.

  10. Quinta das Lapas (Torres Vedras, Portugal)

    Study: “From Dependence to Re-integration”


    Portugal – Following the recent three-year renewal of Quinta das Lapas Therapeutic Community’s certification to the ISO 9001:2008 “Quality Management System”, Dianova announced the publication of the preliminary report of a longitudinal study scheduled until 2014: “From Dependence to Re-integration – a study of substance abusers’ social trajectories after program completion.”