The town councils of Quart de Poblet, Mislata and the AVAF collaborate in training on anti-fraud and public integrity


Quart de Poblet.- January 31, 2024

The town councils of Quart de Poblet and Mislata have carried out the first training action on integrity and public ethics promoted in a coordinated manner by two town councils jointly and taught by the Agency for the Prevention and Fight against Fraud and Corruption of the Valencian Community (AVAF).

The Assembly Hall of the Quart de Poblet House of Culture hosted the event on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, and the institutional welcome was given by the mayor of Quart de Poblet, Cristina Mora, who highlighted “the importance of ethics professional of all people with public responsibility” and thanked the presence and work of the AVAF.

The more than 60 public employees of both municipalities had the opportunity to learn about the Spanish and Valencian regulatory and institutional framework regarding the fight against corruption, as well as the developments and obligations that the new state regulations entail regarding the protection of informants. of regulatory violations, Law 2/2023.

During the day, public policies on corruption were addressed by Anselm Bodoque, head of the AVAF Training Service. Pilar Moreno, training technician, focused on promoting the culture of public integrity and preventing risks in decision-making in the local administration. While Marita Oliver, Training technician, highlighted the detection, correction and prosecution phases of the anti-corruption cycle.

The workshop-debate on conflicts of interest, in which gamification tools were used to enhance the participation of attendees, warned that inadequate management of the conflict of interest situation can lead to corruption and Reading and consulting the Agency’s recommendations on this and other matters was recommended.

The lack of planning was also highlighted as the risk warned by the participants in the conference that should be considered the most in public management in the local administration.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, with this first day of 2024 in the field of local administration, continues to demonstrate its commitment to the training of public employees in matters of integrity and the fight against corruption, as stated in its creation law. and development regulations.

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Echo of the day on the website of the Quart de Poblet City Council.

*Photographs provided by the Quart de Poblet City Council

The City Council of La Pobla de Vallbona and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency have signed a protocol to launch the complaint mailboxes

València, 30 January 2024.- The mayor of La Pobla de Vallbona, Abel Martí, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have signed a collaboration protocol between both institutions for the implementation of both internal and external complaint boxes, thus complying with the requirement of Law 2/2023 regulating the protection of people who report regulatory infringements and the fight against corruption.

The City Council of La Pobla de Vallbona will enable as an external channel for complaints the complaint mailbox of the Valencia Anti-Fraud Agency, which will be visible on the municipal website; A mailbox that guarantees the confidentiality of whistleblowers, as well as allowing the possibility of being able to make complaints anonymously.

It should be recalled that Law 2/2023, published in the Official State Gazette on 21 February, transposes into Spanish law the European Directive 1937/2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of EU law, better known as the Whistleblowers Directive.

Through this agreement, the City Council of La Pobla de Vallbona incorporates institutional integrity into strategic planning, also enabling a specific internal whistleblowing channel and the connection with the Agency’s external whistleblowing channel.

The collaboration between both institutions will also extend to other actions and activities such as those of a training nature where the staff of the city council will receive training in aspects related to the promotion of ethics and public integrity, as well as the prevention and detection of situations constituting fraud and corruption.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency begins its 2024 training year at the Official Credit Institute


Madrid. – January 17, 2024.

The AVAF Training Service has given two training days “Towards the culture of public integrity. The cycle of anti-fraud measures in Spain” to the staff at the service of the ICO Group at its headquarters on Paseo del Prado in Madrid.

On January 16 and 17, the auditorium of the Official Credit Institute hosted presentations by Anselm Bodoque, head of the Training Service, and Pilar Moreno, AVAF training technician, as well as a participatory workshop on conflict of interest.

The ICO is a public business entity, one of those provided for in Law 40/2015, on the Legal Regime of the Public Sector, attached to the Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business. It has the legal nature of a credit institution and is considered a State Financial Agency. The ICO Group is constituted, in addition to the Official Credit Institute, by Axis, a venture capital company and by the ICO Foundation.

In his interventions, Anselm Bodoque highlighted the construction of the international, European, national and regional integrity system, as well as the emergence of public policies on anti-fraud.

In the presentations given, Pilar Moreno explained the importance of public integrity as a route towards the transformation of the organizational culture of public institutions, together with the preventive tools and detection of regulatory infractions present in the Spanish legal system.

The active participation of attendees was evident in the workshops on conflict of interest given to ICO Group staff. Those present had the opportunity to reflect on the mechanisms that allow adequate management of this situation that can materialize at any time in the administrative management of personnel serving the public administration.

The protection of informants along with anonymity in the presentation of communications through information systems were some of the issues raised by those attending the training offered by the AVAF.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, with the beginning of the training collaboration with the ICO Group, is strengthened as a reference in training, a task included in the institution’s operating regulations.

The Training Service thanks the Human Capital and Regulatory Compliance Unit of the ICO for its collaboration in promoting training in ethics and public integrity of personnel serving citizens.