On May 23 and 30, the online sessions of the first course prepared and taught by the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency included in the training offer of the Castelló Provincial Council were held. The 6-hour online course, aimed at officials from the Castelló Provincial Council and the province’s municipalities, has had AVAF staff as teachers.
The director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, was in charge of opening the course with a reflection on the risks of corruption in public administrations. For his part, the head of the Training service, Anselm Bodoque, in the first session of the course presented the Agency for the Prevention and Fight against Fraud and Corruption in the Valencian Community: origin, functions and independence. And in the second part of the session, he analyzed the costs of corruption and public policies against corruption in Europe and Spain, as well as an approach to institutional quality studies.
The second session of the course was given by the Agency’s training techniques to present the anti-corruption cycle. Pilar Moreno focused on prevention, the importance of public integrity and control systems in public institutions. Marita Oliver dedicated the second part of the session to the contingency of the anti-corruption cycle, as well as to presenting the AVAF complaints mailbox as an external channel for the administrations of the Valencian Community.
Thanks to the collaboration of the Castelló Provincial Council Training Service, the Agency has had the opportunity to share with public employees from the local administration of the province of Castellón and the Provincial Council itself, the importance of integrity plans, the institution to fight corruption and the anti-fraud cycle.