Joan Llinares, director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, has participated in the round table, ” Formulas for a more open and comprehensive administration” at the Ibero-American Congress of Public Innovation NovaGob 2021.
The table focused on the best use of Next Generation funds. From the perspective of open government and public ethics, the director of AVAF has highlighted that the management and implementation of the NGEU Funds must be transparent and linked to the direct needs of citizens, avoiding the waste of public resources.
Similarly, Joan Llinares highlighted the need to integrate the anti-fraud cycle in all dimensions of public management and, especially, in the management of Next Generation funds. The Anti-Fraud Cycle focuses on the prevention, detection, correction and prosecution of corruption.
In this sense, the head of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has highlighted the importance of prevention and training in integrity and public ethics for the achievement of a more comprehensive public administration.
The need to increase participation in the field of public administrations has also been underlined. Joan Llinares gave the AVAF Participation Council as an example, a manifestation of initiatives and proposals to improve the performance of public administrations.
Furthermore, the director of the AVAF has stressed that the training of personnel at the service of public administrations is essential for the construction of more comprehensive institutions. The director explained that the Agency’s training task aims to generate learning experiences and explore new formats to reflect together with public employees and citizens.
Finally, Joan Llinares affirmed that the strength of the institutions is essential. Control systems are discredited and this is the ecosystem in which corruption is most at home. Degrading institutions is the goal of corruption. Recovering and maintaining the trust of citizens is essential to combat it and this is achieved by feeling faithful to the principles of integrity, effectiveness and efficiency in the daily work of all public administrations.
Access table recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpwVdUqlRKk