On December 3, the head of the Prevention Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Irene Bravo, participated in the Conference “Anti-fraud plans in the management of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan”.
Training is one of the fundamental components of the strategy to prevent corruption and improve integrity in the public sector and among citizens. In this framework, the Agency participates and collaborates in training actions to offer knowledge and sensitize personnel at the service of public administrations about the importance of including institutional integrity in the organizational culture.
In her presentation, “Anti-fraud plans in terms of public integrity”, Irene Bravo explained the opportunity that the current situation represents to improve the culture of public integrity.
Regarding the need to have anti-fraud measures plans to ensure that European funds are used in accordance with the applicable regulations, the head of the AVAF Prevention service drew several strong ideas:
- They are measures to reinforce the mechanisms that the organization already has for the prevention, detection and correction of fraud; such as, for example, ethical codes, abstention mechanisms or risk assessments.
- Few measures are mandatory (institutional anti-fraud declaration or declarations of absence of conflicts of interest, among others). Most are voluntary, at the choice of each organization based on their previous self-diagnosis.
- They are only specifically required in relation to European funds and not to other funds of the organizations.
Irene Bravo has shown that it is an opportunity to change the paradigm in the culture of institutional public integrity. The good administration of public affairs and the principles of objectivity, impartiality, effectiveness, efficiency or legality are at stake.
The AVAF Guide. Public Integrity Plan: Roadmap and Facilitating Annexes of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, aims to accompany the work that exists in the preparation of anti-fraud plans and help in the gradual implementation of the public integrity system in each organization.
Available for download: https://www.antifraucv.es/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Guia_avaf_plan_de_integridad_publica.pdf
AVAF presentation for download: https://www.antifraucv.es/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Ponencia-planes-antifraude-en-clave-de-integridad-publica-AVAF.pdf3dic.pdf
Video of the presentation “Anti-fraud plans in the key of public integrity”: