The AVAF maintains its proposal for public debates with future professionals through training actions that reinforce public ethics to reinforce the culture of prevention and fight against any conduct that encourages fraud and corruption.
Thus, on April 27, a new activity was carried out in the university classrooms, this time with the students of the subject Protection of citizens against the Administration, from the second year of the Degree in Management and Public Administration of the Universitat Jaume I Castelló, thanks to the collaboration and participation of Professor Isabel Fabregat.
After seeing the documentary “Corruption: Harmful Organism”, the students who star in the training experience ask questions and propose action, focused on the origin and causes of corruption, its effect and costs, the perception of corruption in our society and with respect to other countries around us, what to do in cases of corruption. Questions that were answered by Marita Oliver, AVAF training technician.
The debate with the students allows them to reflect on the ethical limits and micro-corruption and fraud, which every professional encounters throughout their lives, as well as possible conflicts of interest. On this occasion, in addition, the students showed a special interest in reporting and protecting whistleblowers, given the characteristics of the subject.
The discussion also served to affirm the need to reinforce public ethics and integrity, as well as prevention and civic education, and the rest of the functions of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.
Note, finally, that the students insisted on the importance of the media and institutional communication as a factor that modulates the social perception of corruption, as well as the information provided on the different cases.
This activity has been organized in collaboration with the Jaime I University of Castellón, which we thank for its interest and willingness to help create a culture of public integrity and rejection of fraud and corruption.