The AVAF teaches the course “Public Integrity Policies and Prevention of Fraud and Corruption Risks” included in the IVAP training plan


Valencia, September 22, 2023.-

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency (AVAF) has provided, for yet another year, training at the Valencian Institute of Public Administration. The 20-hour course took place 100% online, over 5 sessions of 4 hours each, in which specialized AVAF personnel offered the entire training.

“Public Integrity Policies and Prevention of Fraud and Corruption Risks” has been the new course taught by the Agency, which in its first edition has had the objective of raising awareness of the institutional system against corruption in Spain and in the region of Valencia on the occasion of the recent approval of Law 2/2023, regulating the protection of people who report regulatory infractions and the fight against corruption, as well as the existence of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

The inauguration of the course, in the session of September 13, 2023, was carried out by Joan Llinares, director of the AVAF. Subsequently, Teresa Clemente, deputy director of the Agency, explained Law 2/2023 in the first presentation of the training.

The director’s intervention highlighted the value of qualified training in public integrity in the prevention and fight against corruption strategy.

For her part, Teresa Clemente explained the protection system for informants or whistleblowers, and the pioneering work in this matter of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

On Friday, September 15, the AVAF Analysis and Research Directorate spoke about the importance of the information systems of Law 2/2023. Miguel Furió, head of the Analysis and Research Service, explained the existence of internal and external channels. How to implement a complaints channel in 60 minutes was the challenge presented in the presentation given by Javier Alama, head of the Agency’s ICT Service.

The Agency’s Prevention Service developed the session on September 18 with the participation as teachers of Irene Bravo, head of the Prevention Service, and José Mari San Martin, legal prevention technician. Public integrity plans and risk preventive systems in public management focused the interventions of both teachers.

Anselm Bodoque, head of the AVAF Training Service, developed throughout the session on Wednesday, September 20, the consequences of corruption and anti-fraud policies in the international, state and Valencian context.

In the last session of the course “Public Integrity Policies and Prevention of Risks of Fraud and Corruption”, on Friday the 22nd, the leading role belonged to the students participating in the training process through the workshop “Corruption: harmful organism” and “Conflict of interest ” energized by the AVAF Training Service, formed by Anselm Bodoque, Pilar Moreno and Marita Oliver, training technicians of the Agency. The workshop generated an intense and extensive debate among course participants.

The Valencian Institute of Public Administration is the body responsible for the training policy of personnel at the service of the different public administrations of the Valencian Community.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency receives the visit of personnel of the Autorità Nazionale Anticorruzione of Italy (ANAC)

Valencia, September 22, 2023.- This Thursday and Friday, staff of the National Anti-Corruption Authority of Italy (ANAC) have been carrying out an exchange with the staff of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

The objective of this activity is to share experiences and learn about the functioning of both bodies dedicated to the fight against fraud and corruption. In this visit, four people from ANAC, two from the area of protection of whistleblowers of corruption and another two from the legal field, have been meeting with the staff of each of the areas of the Agency who have explained the work they are doing.

Thus, they have held meetings with the legal area and protection of whistleblowers of corruption; the area of analysis and research and the area of training, prevention and documentation.

The ANAC staff also made a presentation to all the Agency’s staff, where they explained how this Italian body works, which is responsible for the fight against fraud and corruption throughout Italy and in which more than 400 people work.

This is the first of the exchanges with other European anti-fraud and anti-corruption bodies and will be completed by a visit by Agency staff to ANAC headquarters in Rome.

Sharing experiences, exchanging information, as well as learning about different ways of dealing with the fight against fraud and corruption are of great value for people working in these European bodies, especially in agencies that have fewer years of experience such as the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

The ANAC officials have completed the stay with a guided tour of the Corts Valencianes.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency publishes a catalogue of risks in the field of public procurement

Valencia, September 19, 2023.- The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, in compliance with its advisory functions for the development of public integrity frameworks, has prepared the “Catalogue of risks contrary to public integrity in the field of public procurement”.

This new catalogue stands as an indispensable reference tool in the Valencian public sector, with the aim of minimizing the risks of irregular management, fraud and corruption in the management of public funds. This material is aligned with the provisions of the recent Law 2/2023, on the protection of whistleblowers of corruption, the National Public Procurement Strategy 2023-2026, the European standard UNE-EN 17687 on “Public procurement: integrity and accountability” and Law 1/2022, on Transparency and Good Governance of the Valencian Community.

The catalogue structures the risks in two categories: the first corresponds to the general risks, which appear recurrently in the generality of entities and decision-making processes of the Valencian public sector; and the second corresponds to the specific risks that manifest themselves in each of the phases of public procurement, also including minor contracting and emergency processing.

The director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, pointed out that “with the preparation of this catalogue, the Agency reinforces its commitment to promoting integrity in the Valencian public sector. Not only do we seek to avoid the sanctioning regime, but we also focus our efforts on identifying and cataloguing risks in public procurement so that it is of help to the people who work in those agencies and institutions.”

It is a dynamic catalogue, subject to future updates and extensions, depending on the factors and circumstances that may influence its scope and effectiveness.

For more information, you can access the complete catalogue on the Agency’s website at this link:

In addition to this catalogue from the prevention area of the Agency, other catalogues of risks that affect the Valencian instrumental public sector or the catalogue of risks in decision-making processes have been prepared and are also available on the website.