The Riba-roja de Túria City Council and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency sign a collaboration protocol to develop public integrity frameworks

València, July 4, 2022. The mayor of Riba-roja, Robert Raga, has signed a collaboration agreement with the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, which aims to articulate a mechanism to fight fraud and corruption by implementing prevention channels against possible cases of irregularities in the field of local administration.
Local administrations with more than 10,000 inhabitants are obliged to have reporting channels for possible cases or situations of corruption. In addition, they must have external, independent and autonomous channels, to guarantee the integrity of the information, allow it to be stored, carry out new investigations, prevent its access to unauthorized personnel and do not reveal information that could identify the complainant.
To help the Valencian public administrations in achieving these objectives, the Agency provides advice on integrity, public ethics and the prevention and fight against corruption, collaborating in the training of personnel, helping with the competent bodies in conflicts of interest and incompatibilities to prevent and correct actions that could infringe the applicable regime in each case, in addition to contributing to the creation of a social culture of rejection of corruption, with public awareness programs or in coordination with public administrations.
The mayor of Riba-roja de Túria, Robert Raga, has underlined the importance of the protocol with the Anti-Fraud Agency of the Community “because it represents another step in the purpose of this government team to promote transparent and participatory policies in the management of public resources, in addition to continuing the path undertaken years ago to equip ourselves with all the legal instruments that avoid possible irregularities or possible cases of corruption in the administration”.
“The signing of this agreement with the Riba-roja Town Hall marks the beginning of a collaboration between both institutions to work on the prevention and fight against fraud and corruption. From the Agency we want to help prepare anti-fraud plans, as well as the construction of frameworks of ethics and public integrity, complying with the requirements derived from the entry into force of the European Directive 1937/2019 on the protection of people who report corruption. ”, declared Joan Llinares, director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

Memoirs of an anti-corruption prosecutor

València. June 22, 2022. June 23 marks World Corruption Whistleblower Day. As a result of this celebration, on Thursday, June 22, the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency organized a conference dedicated to the first anti-corruption prosecutor in Spain, Carlos Jiménez Villarejo, on the occasion of the presentation of his book “Memories of an anti-corruption prosecutor”.
The conference took place at the Colomina Palace and was attended by Carlos Granados, a Superior Court magistrate who was State Attorney General between 1994 and 1996. He is currently the director of the Municipal Office against Fraud and Corruption of the Madrid City Council.
The Superior Prosecutor of the Valencian Community, Teresa Gisbert, also participated in the act; the Minister of Justice of the Generalitat Valenciana, Gabriela Bravo, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares.

You can see the session in the following link:

Successfully held the 2nd edition of the course “Prevention of corruption in public management” aimed at PAS staff of the University of Valencia.


The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency in collaboration with the Permanent Training and Educational Innovation Service (SFPIE) of the UV has given the second edition of the course “Prevention of corruption in public management” just two months after the end of the first edition .

The teaching team belonging to the AVAF has been made up of Joan Llinares, the director of the Agency, Anselm Bodoque, head of the Training Service, Irene Bravo, head of the Prevention Service, Pilar Moreno, training technician and Marita Oliver, Agency formation.

In this edition of the course, a new session led by two members of the Services Inspection Service of the Generalitat Valenciana, Delia Cuenca and José Luis Gaona, has been introduced. On this occasion, they focused their presentation on the IGS methodology of the GVA for the preparation of risk exposure maps and risk self-assessment plans and its application to the field of public procurement and personnel.

The course, lasting 15 hours and five weeks, selected PAS staff from the Universitat de València has actively participated in the sessions where the existence of the institutional integrity system in our country, the necessary integrity plans in public organizations, the phases of the anti-fraud cycle of Order 1030/2021 of September 29, as well as the costs of corruption in the public sphere.

Along with the lectures given, the attendees were the protagonists of a practical workshop session where they had the opportunity to reflect on the protection of corruption whistleblowers, the necessary implementation of internal and external reporting channels, the importance of informal alerts, and the strategic vision of planning as a tool to combat irregularities and risks known to public administrations. The last session of the course with the participation of Cristina González, doctoral researcher at the University of Salamanca.

The AVAF appreciates the predisposition to the collaboration shown and the support of the Permanent Training and Educational Innovation Service (SFPIE) of the UV, as well as its interest in the work carried out by the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency in matters of public integrity.