Dianova is an international NGO operating in 11 countries of the Americas and Europe. Dianova develops innovative programs and projects in the fields ofeducation, youth, addiction prevention and treatment, as well as in the area of social and community development.
In July of 2007, Dianova was granted "Special Consultative Status" to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. This status was awarded on the basis of Dianova's commitment in these fields, which are three of the United Nation's principal fields of interest.
Other fields of activities
Education, youth and addictions are the main activity fields for Dianova. However, in order to respond to the expectations of the most affected groups throughout the world, the network has begun several initiatives aimed at other groups, especially in :
- Community development;
- Promotion of gender equality and women-focused development programs;
- Supportive housing to homeless and low-income people;
- Assistance programs for elderly/dependent persons;
- Social and judicial assistance services;
- Counselor training & education programs;
- Integration programs for unaccompanied migrant Adolescents
The Dianova network does not utilize a specific intervention approach but a variety of methods and means, the objective of which is to help people adopt healthier lifestyles and encourage self-reliant communities. Implementation methodologies may vary, depending on people and community needs: residential or outpatient settings, on-site and outreach interventions, etc.