International News

20 Nov 2013
In 1954, the 20th of November was established as the Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations General Assembly, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children of the world through activities that promote their well-being. The date 20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. Read more...
16 Nov 2013
In 1996, the UN General Assembly invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on the 16th of November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public.This action followed on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of UNESCO, once its member countries approved a Declaration of Principles, which claims, among other things, that tolerance is the respect and appreciation of the richness and variety of the world's cultures and of its different forms of expres Read more...
28 Oct 2013
On the 24th and 25th of October, the core partners of the EASE project got together in Nice to begin work on the 2-year project which is partly funded by the "Transfer of Innovation” programme and is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. Through this project, the partners will create two new viable social enterprises in England and France, based on empowerment and entrepreneurship. Read more...
10 Oct 2013
Every 10th of October, World Mental Health day is commemorated with a campaign that raises worldwide awareness on the identification, treatment and prevention of emotional and/or behavioural disorders for that year. In 2013, the theme chosen by the WHO and the WFMH is mental health of older adults, a problem of immediate relevance since the number of older people is growing very quickly around the world, surpassing the number of children in some countries. Read more...
01 Oct 2013
The International Day of Older Persons, celebrated on the 1st of October since 1991 aims to recognize the contribution of older people to economic and human development, as well as highlight the opportunities and challenges associated with global aging. Read more...
24 Sep 2013
In 1994, the World Health Organization and Alzheimer’s Disease International chose September 21st to commemorate the disease’s World Day, under this year’s theme ‘Dementia: a journey of caring'. The purpose of this day is to disseminate information about the disease, and call for support and solidarity from society, institutions and government agencies, as well as the recognition of organisations and associations working to combat the problematics of Alzheimer’s worldwide. Read more...
30 Aug 2013
The K2 visit allowed for Diagrama and the project’s participants to continue the discussion of employment integration of asylum seekers in Sodertalje, Sweden. Read more...
12 Aug 2013
This past August, Diagrama Foundation received the exciting news that its project application “Empowerment Approaches and Social Enterprise,” also known as EASE, has been approved. The project will be partly funded by the programme Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral Projects "Transfer of Innovation," which is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. Read more...
08 Jul 2013
Between the 2nd and 5th of July, the partners from the Project “ICE – Into Caring Europe” were welcomed by Diagrama Foundation for the third Steering Group meeting. Read more...
24 Jun 2013
Members of Diagrama Foundation visited San Patrignano in Rimini in the hopes of learning new ways of working with substance misusers and offenders through the creation of social enterprises. Read more...

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