The Universitat Jaume I and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency sign a collaboration protocol to promote training and scientific actions

Castelló, april 4, 2022.- The rector of the Universitat Jaume I, Eva Alcón, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have today signed a general protocol that defines the framework of academic, scientific and cultural collaboration between the two entities to develop, through specific agreements, the specific modalities of collaboration within the areas in which both entities have manifest interest.

The meeting was attended by the secretary general of the UJI, Cristina Pauner; the Vice-President of the Agency’s Participation Council, Ana María Fuertes; and the president of the Ethics Committee, María Luisa Cuerda, the two professors of the Universitat Jaume I, as well as Teresa Clemente, deputy director and director of legal affairs, and Víctor Almonacid, director of Training, Prevention and Documentation of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

The rector Eva Alcón stressed that this protocol “encourages institutional cooperation, in this case, between the public university of Castellón and an independent and impartial entity that has entrusted, on the applied level, the prevention and eradication of fraud and corruption and the promotion of public ethics”.

For his part, the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, has pointed out that “the signing of this framework collaboration agreement with the Jaume I University of Castellón allows the Agency to participate in the training and creation of a public ethics and integrity of the students that will integrate our public and private organizations in the future”.

The protocol foresees the development, through specific agreements, of collaboration actions to facilitate the joint realization of cultural, educational, editorial and scientific activities; cooperate in general and specific training programmes and promote collaboration in research matters.

In addition, reciprocal access to bibliographic and documentation collections is also established; mutual advice; the joint development of projects and collaborative programmes in matters related to the activity of the two entities as well as technical assistance in the field of new technologies.

The scope of the collaboration also includes the student stays of the Universitat Jaume I in the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, through educational cooperation programs and carry out those initiatives that are considered of mutual interest.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency delivers its 2021 Activity Report to the President of the Generalitat

Valencia, April 1, 2022.- The director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, has delivered this morning to the President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, the Activity Report of the Agency corresponding to the year 2021.

The event took place at the Palau de la Generalitat and is the first time that a copy of the Report is delivered in a formal act to the President of the Generalitat so that he knows first-hand the activity carried out by the Agency.

According to article 22 of Law 11/2016 on the creation of the Agency, the obligation to deliver the Report refers to les Corts Valencianes, to which it is attached, but this year it has been wanted, once the legal mandate has been fulfilled, to deliver it also to the maximum Valencian representative.

The Report includes the work carried out by the Agency in the area of training, prevention and documentation; the legal area and protection of whistleblowers; analysis and research; administration, recruitment and human resources and communication.

After the delivery of the Report, the President of the Generalitat met in addition to the director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, with the director of prevention, training and documentation, Víctor Almonacid, and with the deputy director and head of the area of legal affairs, Teresa Clemente.

Once the meeting was over, the director of the Agency declared that “with this formal  act of delivery of the Report, the Agency will transfer to  the President of the Generalitat the work we are doing in the fight against fraud and corruption”.

“We believe that only through the collaboration of all institutions and public entities will it be possible to end the scourge of corruption and work together to create a strong public ethics and integrity that makes our societies much more efficient and at the service of the general interest,” Llinares added.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency participates in the third edition of the University of Valencia’s Master’s Degree in Public Procurement and Compliance


On March 31, 2022, the Agency participated in the teaching of the Master’s Degree in Public Procurement and Compliance of the University of Valencia, in its third edition. Master with a multidisciplinary approach in which, in addition to the Agency, different entities and universities collaborate.

The director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, gave the talk “The function performed by anti-fraud agencies in public procurement” during the last session of the program of this third edition of the Master.

The objective of this training activity has been to raise awareness of the importance of public integrity and ethics to reduce fraud and corruption, by participating in a Master’s Degree in which students are specializing in the different particularities of public procurement, both from private and public perspective. The attention of the Agency has focused attention on the knowledge about risk behaviors that may end up constituting a crime in the course of preparing the administrative file, the award or execution of a public contract.

The director of the AVAF, Joan Llinares, began by contextualizing the anti-corruption policies in the international changes since the 1990s, to follow the regulatory framework in relation to corruption and focus on the development of the functions and actions of the Agency, emphasizing the importance of prevention for good administration, as well as the independence of the Agency.

The final part of the conference focused on the main risks of fraud and corruption that can occur in public procurement, emphasizing situations of conflicts of interest, illustrating in his presentation examples of malpractice that have ended up in court and with convictions.

The director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency ended his speech by thanking the invitation from the University of Valencia and the co-director of the Master, Ángeles Jareño, and wished the students much success in their professional future.