The new Blog of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency

Today we inaugurate a new communication space that aims to bring the work that we carry out from the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency closer to the public while at the same time wanting to contribute to the fight against fraud and corruption from the creation of a public ethics and integrity. In a changing environment like the one we have had to live in, it is necessary to find new spaces to relate to the citizens for whom we work and to be able to communicate with them. If the COVID-19 crisis has taught us anything, it is that in addition to physical spaces we need virtual spaces so that communication can be really effective. The central nucleus of the communicative action of the AVAF is its website, which we have recently updated, and where you can find all the information and activity carried out by the Agency in its different areas of research, legal, documentation, prevention and training.

But having a web page is not a guarantee that this information reaches the public, so we have been deploying a set of channels and formats that adapt to different audiences, and also to their peculiar ways of accessing and consuming information.

In this way we have profiles on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. The audiovisual content that we are generating is available on the YouTube channel while Twitch we use it for the retransmissions that we carry out in streaming.

From the Telegram channel we send information for those who do not use social networks, but want to be up to date with everything related to the fight against fraud and corruption.

We have recently opened channels on Ivoox and Spotify where we publish the audiovisual content generated in podcast format, one of the formats that has been experiencing the greatest growth in recent years.

And from the constant concern to get closer to the public today we welcome “The blog of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency”, a space from which we want to offer information, knowledge and the experience of our work in the day a day that have no place in other spaces.

Public administrations are used to moving in an environment that is sometimes too formal and bureaucratized, as required by regulations and administrative procedure, but which distances us from the majority of the population, so it is necessary to adopt a style and simple and close language and this blog offers us that possibility.

This is ultimately the main objective of this blog: to bring the work that is done in the Agency hand in hand with the people who work in it. And it is that since its creation almost 5 years ago, the Agency staff has been acquiring knowledge and expertise that we believe we have to share with society as a whole.

We also want this blog to be a space for debate and reflection on all those themes and central issues of the Agency’s action, such as the fight against fraud and corruption, transparency, conflict of interest or creation of a public ethics and integrity among many others.

And to contribute to this debate and reflection, we will invite experts in these areas and fields to write in this blog, and in this way they can contribute their knowledge, experience and particular point of view.

We started this new blog with the hope and motivation of being able to be of help to that citizenry for which we work every day.

Finally, do not forget to subscribe to the blog and the newsletter so that you can receive each new publication.

Amalia López Acera Head of the Institutional Relations, Communication and Participation Unit Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency

 
 

The AVAF document “Corruption: harmful organism” reaches the University of Alicante.

The learning experience of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency took place on October 20 within the subject of History of Law of the Law degree (Group 4) of the University of Alicante.

After having seen, in a previous session, the documentary “Corruption: harmful organism”, the debate session was held with the presence of a training technique in the university classroom.

Responding to the doubts and questions raised by university students and showing the functions performed by the AVAF were the common thread of the second session.

Knowing the process of investigating complaints that reach the Agency, how whistleblowers are protected from corruption in the AVAF, as well as the role of national authorities in the control of legality in municipalities, were some of the questions formulated by university students.

The need for a national anti-corruption agency and interest in the functions of the AVAF were some of the recurring issues in the classroom, along with the necessary independence of the offices and agencies that focus their work on prevention, detection and prosecution. of corruption.

The activity has been organized in collaboration with the Professor of Law History, Jorge Payà from the University of Alicante, who actively motivated the students to discuss the need for a culture of public integrity and rejection of fraud and corruption.

The very high participation and interest shown by the class about the existing tools to prevent corruption and its effects have been manifested in a very positive assessment of the training experience by the students.

The learning experience promoted by the AVAF has allowed the debate on the importance of public integrity and the effects of corruption to take place inside and outside the classroom, taking into account that the students felt highly impacted by the reality shown in the documentary and for the vital situations experienced by the alerting persons.

If you are a university, Secondary or Baccalaureate teacher and you are interested in the training activity “Docuforum: Corruption, harmful organism” being carried out in your subject, do not hesitate to contact the Training Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency through from formacion@antifraucv.es

 

Meeting with CCOO-PV

The director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, and the Director of Legal Affairs, Teresa Clemente have met with the General Secretariat of CCOO-PV, Ana García and the union’s Secretary of Occupation, Juan Carlos Gallart, at the headquarters of the agency. The objective of the meeting is to establish ways of collaboration between both institutions to develop actions to disseminate the complaints box, the protection offered by the Agency to persons who report corruption and the improvement of ethics and public integrity in the field of administrations public.