Friday, 11 November, 2022.- The Observatory of Governance, Transparency and CSR of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University (CEU UCH) delivered the Infoparticipa Stamps to the most transparent municipalities and councils in the Valencian Community.
After evaluating during 2021 a total of 52 transparency indicators on the websites of Valencian local entities, only 6 of the 542 Valencian municipalities and 2 of the 3 councils have met the requirements to obtain this Seal that accredits their transparency.
The rector of CEU UCH, Vicente Navarro de Luján, presided over the award ceremony, held in the auditorium of the Alfara del Patriarca campus. The mayors and councilors of the municipalities of Onda, Denia, Rafelbunyol, Elche, Valencia and Gandía, and representatives of the Provincial Councils of Valencia and Alicante have collected the Infoparticipa 2021 Stamps.
Together with the rector of the CEU UCH, the ceremony was chaired by the regional secretary of Participation and Transparency of the Generalitat Valenciana, Antoni Llorente; the deputy of Open Government and Participation of the Diputación de Valencia, Mentxu Balaguer; the head of the Transparency Service of the Diputación de Alicante, Antoni Canet; and the director of Analysis and Research of the Agència Valenciana Antifrau, Gustavo Segura.
The municipality of Onda, with 52 indicators, is the municipality of the Valencian Community that has the highest percentage of compliance (100%), followed by Gandía which, with 51 indicators, reaches 98% compliance.
Valencia and Elche, with 50 indicators, reach 96% compliance. Denia, with 47 indicators (90%), and Rafelbunyol, with 46 indicators and 88% compliance, complete the list of municipalities that have received the Infoparticipa 2021 seal at CEU UCH.
As in previous editions of the study, the CEU UCH Observatory has also analyzed the websites of the three provincial councils: both the Provincial Council of Valencia and the Provincial Council of Alicante comply with 47 indicators (96%) of transparency.
For its part, the Provincial Council of Castellón, with 27 indicators and 55.10% compliance, does not reach the level necessary to obtain the Seal in this 2021 edition.
The Infoparticipa methodology
The Infoparticipa Stamps are awarded in the Valencian Community by the Observatory of Governance, Transparency and CSR of the CEU UCH, together with the ComSET Research Group (Sound, Strategic Communication and Transparency) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, following the methodology of the Infoparticipa Map (https://www.mapainfoparticipa.com/index/mapa/), where the results of the Valencian Community are integrated.