Why Become a Member of the Dianova Network?

The actions that are carried out by NGOs and other organizations are critical to maintaining social balance and justice, in particular those dedicated to provide solutions to problems affecting such balance: addiction treatment and prevention, social integration, community development, education, promotion of women’s development and gender equality, etc.

Our efficiency to address the problems we endeavor to tackle depends partly on our ability to influence agencies and international organizations and to provoke changes within governments, communities and local policies.

To make such changes, NGOs develop a wide range of promotional activities: we present reports, exchange best practices and promote training and awareness-raising among the population, all of which in the objective of persuading international organizations and UN agencies to share our beliefs and commitments and to understand the need to implement effective solutions.

If we could pool our skills and our resources, coordinate our efforts and support each other, we’d be able to achieve much greater efficiency!

Join Forces with Us, Become an Associate Member of Dianova International

  • To make your voice heard in international forums, to achieve a critical mass and have more efficiency in fulfilling your objectives. As Dianova is present and active in many international forums, we can defend your interests in these forums and optimize costs.
  • To explore opportunities to participate in projects co-financed by international organizations, along with the Dianova Network.
  • To take advantage of the Dianova Network’s awareness campaigns launched each year in the Spanish, English and French languages
  • To enrich best practice- and experience-sharing through direct contacts with the Dianova Network member organizations operating in Europe and the Americas. Among other, this would comprise internships and training sessions, development of common projects, etc., in Canada, Chile, Spain, Italy, Nicaragua, Portugal and Uruguay.
  • To gain visibility. Associate NGOs’ activities and initiatives will be promoted in Dianova’s web site and social media and other promotional material.

As a legal entity, you too can join the Dianova Network and become an associate member of Dianova International. This member status has been designed to allow NGOs to advance their common objectives and to give organized civil society a stronger voice within international organizations.

More information about the different types of membership

Prerequisites to Join the Dianova Network

Any not-for-profit legal person registered with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) or with status to the ECOSOC and working in the fields of education, youth, addiction treatment and prevention, women’s rights and/or social and community development can apply to become an associate member of Dianova International.

Obligations of Associate Members

The associate members of Dianova International must commit themselves to: respecting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, submitting their annual reports to Dianova International; notifying any modification of their bylaws to Dianova International.

Associate members must pay an annual membership fee which amount is determined by the Assembly of Delegates. For the year 2019, this membership fee amounts to:

  • Budget less than 50,000 EUR: exempt from fee
  • Budget between 50,000 and 100,000 EUR: 50 EUR
  • Budget between 100,000 and 200,000 EUR: 100 EUR
  • Budget between 200,000 and 250,000 EUR: 150 EUR
  • Budget over 250,000 EUR: 200 EUR

Process to Follow to Become a Member

If you wish to join the Dianova Network as an associate member, please send a message to dianova@dianova.org, including the following documents:

  • Application letter to the President of Dianova International, Ms. Mary-Christine Lizarza, detailing the reasons for your application and your expectations as a member of the Dianova Network,
  • Your organization’s constituent documents or bylaws,
  • Your organization’s last annual activity report, including a financial report

Your message and documents can be submitted in any of the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese

Your application will be examined by the Assembly Council, i.e. the “Board of Directors” of Dianova International and you will be notified forthwith of their decision and of any other procedure requested.

Your application will be examined by the Assembly Council, i.e. the “Board of Directors” of Dianova International. It will then have to be approved by the Assembly of Delegates which usually meets in May or June of each year. Applications are put to the vote once a year, which is why the process may last up to one year, depending on the date the applications were submitted.

You may also send your application by mail at the following address:

Ms. Mary-Christine Lizarza, President
Dianova International
Pasaje Pintor Serra Santa 15A, 1° 3
E-08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain

dianova@dianova.org