The Hay Derecho Foundation and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency sign a collaboration agreement to promote the culture of integrity and public ethics

Madrid, April 21, 2023.- The president of the Hay Derecho Foundation, Segismundo Álvarez, and  the director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, have signed a collaboration agreement for the development of activities of common interest in relation to the promotion of a culture of integrity and public ethics and the protection ofpeople who report fraud and corruption.

The signing of this agreement will allow collaboration between both entities in joint actions such as the preparation, programming and implementation of awareness and training activities in areas such as fraud and corruption prevention, integrity andpublic ethics, reporting channels or integrity plans and anti-fraud measures, among others.

This collaboration will extend to the realization of actions to raise awareness among citizens and the promotion of a paradigm shift on reporting as a necessary tool to protect the general interest and as a guarantee of the protection of whistleblowers.

The Hay Derecho Foundation was established in 2015 and aims to defend the rule oflaw in Spain, improve the legal system and institutions and the fight against corruption.

Likewise, the Foundation will be integrated into the Consell de Participació of the  Agency where the main associations and entitiesdedicated to the fight against fraud and corruption and the promotion of ethics and public integrity are present, as  well as experts in these matters.

The president of the Foundation, Segismundo Álvarez, has declared that “this collaboration is an example of how the Administration and civil society can and should work together in the fight against corruption“.

For his part, the director of the Agency,  Joan Llinares, pointed out that “it is important that entities such as the Hay Derecho Foundation collaborate with the Agency in the fight against fraud and corruption and in the creation of ethics and public integrity, contributing their vision, experience and knowledge“.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency delivers its Activity Report for 2022 to the President of the Generalitat

Valencia, April 19, 2023.- The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has delivered its Activity Report corresponding to the year 2022 to the President of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, in a ceremony held at the Palau de la Generalitat.

The director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, has delivered the two volumes of the Report, one in Valencian and one in Spanish. The event was attended by the Deputy Director and Legal Affairs of the Agency, Teresa Clemente; the director of analysis and research, Gustavo Segura; and the head of the administration and human resources area, María José Cervera.

The Report includes the activity carried out by the Agency during 2022 in the area of training, prevention and documentation; the legal area and protection of the complainant; analysis and research; Administration, recruitment and human resources and communication.

On March 28, the Agency’s Activity Report was delivered to the President of les Corts, Enric Morera, thus fulfilling the mandate contained in article 22 of Law 11/2016 on the creation of the Agency.

The Síndics of all the parliamentary groups and the Mesa de les Corts were also present at that event.

Carcaixent City Council and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency celebrate the conference “Integrity, public ethics and fraud prevention in local administration”


Carcaixent.- April 19, 2023

The training of the personnel at the service of the Carcaixent City Council has been the starting point of the collaboration between the corporation and the Agency for the Prevention and Fight against Fraud and Corruption of the Valencian Community (AVAF)

The town of the Ribera Alta region has hosted the first training day held in the province of Valencia, dedicated to promoting ethics and public integrity, as well as the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption risks carried out by the Agency.

The recently approved plan of anti-fraud measures of the city council contemplates training as one of its preventive measures, specifically naming the AVAF as a participating institution in this fraud and corruption prevention tool.

The seminar was presented by Begoña Calvo, a lawyer from the Carcaixent City Council, and was given by the AVAF technical staff who had come to the town.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, during the four hours of training, in which 40 people (public employees and elected officials) were present, had the opportunity to share the Valencian regulatory and institutional framework in the fight against corruption, as well as the news and obligations entailed by the new state regulations on the protection of whistleblowers of regulatory violations, Law 2/2023.

Marita Oliver, a technician from the Training Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, presented the public policies for the prevention of fraud and corruption, as well as the reason for being and functions of the AVAF. In turn, he focused his second intervention of the day on the basic aspects of the cycle of fight against corruption.

The culture of public integrity promoted by the AVAF and the prevention of risks in decision-making in the local administration was the subject addressed by Pilar Moreno, a technician from the Agency’s Training service, making use of gamification tools to give participation to attendees.

The workshop on “Conflict of interest and public integrity” directed by Pilar Moreno, focused the end of the day on the situation that can occur in the public administration. Noting that inadequate management of it can be the prelude to corruption.

The lack of planning has been the risk noticed by the participants that must be taken into account the most in decision-making.

With this new activity, the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency continues to focus on the training of personnel at the service of the Valencian public administrations.

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