The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency in the Cullera City Council course “Culera Next Generation Tourism Sustainability Plan.”

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency in the Cullera City Council course “Culera Next Generation Tourism Sustainability Plan.”


On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, the Cullera City Council invited the AVAF to teach a module of the internal training course: “Culera Next Generation Tourism Sustainability Plan. Public procurement, data protection and anti-fraud”.

 “Risks in public management” was the title of the module taught by the staff of the Agency’s Training Service in the local municipal Auditorium. The institutional welcome was given by the director of the course and general secretary of the town hall, Javier Gieure Le Caressant.

 The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, throughout the three and a half hours of the day, had the opportunity to share, with the 34 attendees, the analysis of the legal framework in matters of public integrity and the normative requirement of the complaint mailboxes in the organizations of the public sector.

 Anselm Bodoque, head of the Training Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, presented the public policies for the prevention of fraud and corruption and the objectives and functions of the AVAF.

The culture of public integrity and risks in the public administration was the topic addressed by Pilar Moreno, a technician from the Agency’s Training Service.

Marita Oliver, AVAF training technician, focused her speech on the anti-corruption cycle: alerts, complaints and investigations, where she explained in detail the operation of the external complaints channel that constitutes the Agency with respect to the entire local administration, as well as the analysis and investigation procedure for each alert received in the mailbox, which can be found on the web

The course “Culera Next Generation Tourism Sustainability Plan. Public procurement, data protection and anti-fraud” in which the AVAF has participated is part of the internal training plan of the Cullera City Council and has been addressed to the highest managers, technicians of the general administration and administrative staff of the local entity.

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The Miguel Hernández University of Elche receives the interuniversity course “Prevention of corruption risks in public management”


On Thursday, September 15, 2022, the third day of the inter-university course “Prevention of corruption risks in public management” took place in the auditorium of the Rectorate building of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche.

The welcome to the participants, almost 300 (in person and online) was given by Emma Benlloch, manager of the university, where she thanked the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency for its dedication in organizing the course in which the five public universities of the Valencian Community.

The anti-fraud cycle was the guiding thread of the session given by the AVAF training technicians, Pilar Moreno and Mª Amparo Oliver.

Prevention, as the first phase of the cycle, was analyzed by Pilar Moreno. The importance of institutional integrity and the tools that allow the transformation of the institution were exposed in the first of the sessions of the day.

The Agency’s alerts, complaints and investigations featured in the presentation by Mª Amparo Oliver, which caused great interest among those present. The analysis of the EU Directive 2019/1937, the AVAF complaints mailbox and the protection of whistleblowers was also developed in the session

The interuniversity course began on June 7 and is aimed at PAS personnel and members of the integrity commissions of the five public universities of the Valencian Community and is taught by personnel from the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency and the General Inspection of Services of the GVA.

The Universitat Jaume I of Castellón will host the next day of the interuniversity course on October 6, 2022. The presentation “Initiatives for the prevention of fraud and corruption in public management.” It will be taught by Irene Bravo, head of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency’s prevention service.

Photographs provided by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche

Barcelona City Council and the Agency extend their collaboration in the prevention of fraud and the protection of whistleblowers of corruption for four more years

Barcelona, September 21, 2022.– Barcelona City Council and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency have signed an agreement that gives continuity to the stable framework of communication and collaboration started now 4 years ago to share knowledge and experiences in the fight against fraud and corruption.
The agreement, which is now being extended, has yielded very positive results that have been reflected, among others, in the sharing of knowledge and practical experiences in the prevention and detection of corruption, promotion of integrity and transparency and protection of whistleblowers.
The deputy mayor of Agenda 2030, digital transition, sports, territorial and metropolitan coordination, Laia Bonet, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have been in charge of signing the agreement that will consolidate and advance in the fulfillment of the objectives of common interest in terms of prevention and fight against fraud and corruption that began on September 18, 2018.
The maintenance of the collaboration is particularly opportune at the present time, given the end of the deadline for transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of whistleblowers of corruption and the need to implement alert or reporting channels in both the private and public sectors.
This is without forgetting the strong role that, as instruments of prevention and detection of fraud risks, the reporting channels charge in relation to the management of Next Generation funds. In this context, the contribution of reflections and experience, by institutions such as the Barcelona City Council, through the Ethical and Good Governance Mailbox and that of the AVAF, is of undeniable general interest.
Barcelona City Council, in compliance with the commitment to implement measures to improve people’s trust in institutions and their representatives, launched the Ethical Mailbox of Good Governance (created with the disinterested support of the citizen platform XNEt), a safe channel for citizen complaints against corruption or other practices harmful to the good governance of the city of Barcelona that has been replicated by other institutions and public administrations (among others, the Generalitat de Catalunya itself, City Councils and Universities and or anti-fraud ficinas).
Laia Bonet said that “the City Council is fully committed to promoting policies of good governance and transparency” and stressed that these tasks “require collaboration between all public administrations.”
The director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, has stated that “the Barcelona City Council was the first administration that launched in 2016 a complaints mailbox and only a year later the agreement is signed through which the City Council cedes the necessary technology to launch the complaints mailbox in the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency”.
“Both institutions were pioneers to equip themselves with an alert system against corruption and thus advanced to the approval of the European Directive on the Protection of Whistleblowers, which includes the obligation to have both internal and external complaint boxes in our institutions and administrations,” added Llinares.