The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency organizes a Seminar for its 5th anniversary and brings together the political class, experts, civil society and anti-corruption agencies from all over Spain

Valencia, November 29, 2021.- The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has organized a seminar to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the approval of Law 11/2016, creating the Agency, which has been followed by more than 150 people from face-to-face and online.

The President of the Valencian Corts, Enric Morera and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares have been in charge of the opening of the Seminar.

The first table was entitled “Citizenship against corruption” in which civil society entities that are part of the Agency’s Consell de Participació have participated and that at the time proposed the election of Joan Llinares as director of the Agency before the Valencian Parliament.

Antonio Penadés from Acción Cívica contra la Corrupción; Consuelo Vidal from the Observatori contra la Corrupció, and José María Tomás y Tío from Fundación por la Justicia and has been moderated by Juan Carlos Galindo.

The second table has dealt with “The costs of corruption” and experts in this area have participated such as Francisco Alcalá, professor-researcher at the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (IVIE); Francisco Cardona, OECD consultant and Fabiola Meco, assistant professor Doctor of Civil Law at the University of Valencia. The table was moderated by Teresa Clemente, Director of Legal Affairs of the Agency.

In the afternoon, the day was resumed with two more tables. The first one has dealt with the “Strategies for the prevention and fight against corruption in the Autonomous Communities” in which the directors of the anti-fraud offices and agencies in Spain have participated.

The director of the Anti-fraud Office of Catalonia, Miguel Ángel Gimeno; the director of the Office of the Balearic Islands, Jaime Far; the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, and the recently appointed director of the Andalusia Office, Ricardo Vicente Puyol. The table was moderated by the À Punt Ràdio journalist, Clara Castelló.

Next, it was the turn of the political class at a table in which Manolo Mata from the socialist parliamentary group participated; Fernando Pastor, for the popular parliamentary group; Mònica Àlvaro from the Compromís parliamentary group; Ruth Merino from the Ciudadanos parliamentary group and María Pilar Lima from the Unides Podem parliamentary group. The journalist and news director of À Punt Raquel Ejerique has been in charge of moderating the table.

You can see the Seminar on the YouTube channel of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency at this link:

The Training Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency participates in the National Congress of Innovation and Public Services 2021.


“Training in integrity: an emerging need for public administration” was the title of the presentation presented by #TrainingAVAF of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency within the framework of the CNIS congress on November 25.

Anselm Bodoque, head of the AVAF Training Service, presented the Agency for the Prevention and Fight against Fraud and Corruption in the Valencian Community. The prevention and eradication of fraud and corruption in the Valencian public administrations and the promotion of integrity and public ethics were the reasons for the creation of the AVAF, together with the promotion of a culture of good practices and integrity in design, execution and evaluation of public policies, as well as in the management of public resources.

The Strategic Training Plan of the Agency, approved in September of this year, and its most important lines, were also presented to the attendees.

Public officials from all administrations with attention to those at the local level and the Generalitat Valenciana, together with students from Valencian universities, children and adolescents and organized civil society are the protagonists of the training activities of the AVAF.

Pilar Moreno, a training technician at the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, shared the learning experiences that the AVAF has developed over the last few months.

He made a special reference to the longest-running training activity of the AVAF is the documentary “Corruption: harmful organism” prepared by Pandora Box. All the universities of the Valencian Community have had the opportunity to visualize it and transfer to their classrooms the debate on the fight against corruption, the protection of whistleblowers, as well as the tools that youth have to say no to corruption.

In the same way, he referred to the activities carried out together with the Alicante and Valencia councils, or the National Institute of Public Administration for public officials, and the Unisocietat activity, together with the University of Valencia, aimed at citizens in a decentralized manner.

Networking with all the actors of the institutional system, associations, universities, professional associations, as well as public institutions is essential to continue with the work of training and prevention of corruption.

Video of the presentation “Integrity training: an emerging need in public administration” on November 25 at the CNIS 2021 congress

Link to the news “CNIS Congress – Transparency, ethics and anti-fraud. Action guides present in CNIS.


Video of the presentation “Integrity training: an emerging need in public administration” on November 25 at the CNIS 2021 congress

The Valencia Federation of Municipalities and Provinces and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency will collaborate to help city councils develop their anti-fraud plans

The president of the Valencian Federation of Provincial Municipalities, Rubén Alfaro, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have held a meeting to establish ways of collaboration to help city councils to develop their anti-fraud plans.

The FVMP will inform all Valencian municipalities of the need to have an active anti-fraud plan of measures as of January 1, 2022 and different meetings will be held with municipalities and councils for the implementation of said tool by the consistories.

The president of the FVMP, Rubén Alfaro, has indicated that “it is about the landing in our consistories of a tool that will ensure the proper use of funds from Europe. Another step towards integrity, transparency and good governance in all public policies ”. In addition, he added that “from the FVMP we will put all the tools that are within our reach to facilitate this work for our municipalities”.

As published in the BOE last October, through Order 1030/2021 of the Ministry of Finance, “every entity, decision-maker or executor, that participates in the execution of the Recovery and Transformation Plan measures must have a Plan anti-fraud measures ”.

Any administration or even private intermediaries must establish risk maps, declarations of absence of conflict of interest, ethical codes, complaint mailboxes, alert systems, training courses for their managers or gift and confidentiality policies.

“The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency wants to help municipalities and provinces in the preparation of public integrity plans that have become a requirement after the approval of the Order of the Ministry of Finance 1030/2021 as a requirement to access funds Next Generation. To this end, the Agency has prepared the Guide “Public integrity plan: roadmap and facilitating annexes” which we have delivered this morning to the President of the FVMP “, declared Joan Llinares