Rui Martins, Communication Director at Dianova Portugal gave a presentation encompassing various issues about social media, including: a brief history of social media, how NGOs should be using social media to advance their missions, the important role of storytelling, how to build communities of supporters and how to make out of each staff member a potential goodwill "Digital Ambassador" for the causes we advocate.
The event was held during Dianova International annual meetings, held from June 12 through 15.
On the occasion of Dianova’s 10th “Management and Development” Seminar in Castelldefels (Spain), we had the chance to chat with Rafa Goberna, who will facilitate a training workshop entitled ¨Activating Global Vision¨.
Rafa Goberna is a personal and organizational development consultant, he is an associate of of Go Consulting and Grupo Mediterráneo consulting companies, and has a long experience of private, public and social organizations.
According to Henry Ford, one of the twentieth century’s greatest entrepreneurs, capitalism cannot thrive and prosper without respecting ethics. For Mr. Ford, it was morally and ethically wrong that a chief executive be paid more than forty times the average wage of his employees (1). In other words, Henry Ford belonged to that breed of entrepreneurs (now, an endangered species) for whom capitalism is certainly the mode of social organization most successful and most respectful of everyone’s liberties, provided that those holding the reins of the economic power be capable of showing restraint and self-control.
From 20 to 23 May, Dianova participated in Santiago, Chile in the 7th International Civil Society Hearing to review the 2015 objectives and achievements of the Education for All movement (EFA). The meeting also aimed to start a careful reflection on the future evolution of civil society participation of in EFA project and the problems it raises.
The importance of team building in the construction of corporate identity, the experience of Dianova Portugal
Team building is defined by the implementation of activities designed to provide fun moments that help to break the daily routine in the work environment, while providing enthusiasm and motivation to employees, a renewed energy which will later on be reflected in the staff productivity and positive working attitude.
The event is intended for professionals, organizations as well as those who are aware of the need to change attitudes and regulations for a tourism that is more responsible and sustainable.
"SOLIDARITY AND SOCIAL VALUES, For an Innovative Tourism"
Since 2007 the International Coalition for Responsible Tourism (CITR) has been organizing an annual event which highlights a specific topic to discuss along responsible tourism.
The event's first edition was held in 2007 under the theme : "No sex tourism, crime without borders" The event was relayed in different countries, including Cameroon, Burkina Faso , Togo, Senegal and Niger .
Europe’s drugs problem is becoming increasingly complex with new challenges emerging that raise concerns for public health. This is according to the European Drug Report 2014: Trends and developments released May 27th by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) in Lisbon.
In its annual review of the drugs problem, the agency again describes an overall stable situation, with some positive signs in relation to the more established drugs.
But this is counter-balanced by new threats posed by synthetic drugs, including stimulants, new psychoactive substances and medicinal products, all of which are becoming more prominent in a changing European drug market.
The 4th World Forum Against Drugs ended on May 20. This two-day event was organized together with ECAD's (European Cities against Drugs) annual conference in Stockholm. The event gathered around 400 people from all parts of the world – although most of whom came from Europe and the US – and from various professional backgrounds (NGOs, government representatives, academics, etc.) working in the field of addiction prevention and treatment.
Note: the views expressed at the Forum do not necessarily represent the views of Dianova International
From 9 to 11 May 2014, the European Youth Event (EYE 2014) brought together 6,000 Europeans aged 16-30 to exchange views on youth-related issues at the European Parliament's seat in Strasbourg (France). Dianova Portugal was involved in the event's management as a National Coordinator of the EYE 2014.
By Rui Martins, Head of Communication, Dianova Portugal and National Coordinator of EYE 2014
Voters in all 28 member states of the European Union are now going to the polls May 22-25, 2014, to elect representatives to the 751-seat European Parliament. It is one of the largest democratic events in the world, and over 413 million European citizens are having the opportunity to influence the future of the EU.