The AVAF presents its work to the staff of the Regional Employment and Training Service of the Region of Murcia


Murcia. – October 26, 2023

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has given a session in the course “Public Ethics: current perspectives and their practical application in the Regional Employment and Training Service” of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia.

Ethical training is considered a priority investment and is widely accepted among public employees, as stated in the previous survey of training needs of the Regional Employment and Training Service (SEF).

The 30-hour course, distributed in 8 sessions, in person and online, has been taught by Rafael Jiménez Asensio, consultant, trainer in the field of the public sector and University Professor, as director and teacher of the course and Fernando Jiménez. Sánchez, professor of Political Science at the University of Murcia, as a teacher.

Pilar Moreno García, training technician at the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, in turn, as a teacher of the course, taught the October 26 session “External information channels. The independent authorities to combat corruption and protect whistleblowers.”

In this 2 hour and 30 minute session, the Independent Administrative Authority for Whistleblower Protection and its work as an external information channel for those autonomous communities that do not have autonomous authority in this matter was presented.

The training technician shared the experience of the AVAF as an external information channel over 6 years, as well as the recommendations and guides prepared by the Agency that may be useful for the public employees of the SEF.

Anonymity and protection of the informant, along with the deadline for creating the Independent Administrative Authority for the Protection of the Informant, were some of the questions asked by the students throughout the training session.

With the aim of improving knowledge of ethical standards and increasing awareness of issues such as codes of conduct, ethics and corruption prevention among public employees who provide services in the SEF, the aforementioned training has been developed throughout the month of October 2023.

The role of libraries as a corruption prevention mechanism. The AVAF at the XI National Congress of Public Libraries


Pamplona. – October 20, 2023

The Documentation Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has presented the lecture The role of libraries as a corruption prevention mechanism at the XI National Congress of Public Libraries held in Pamplona from October 18 to 20, 2023.

The presentation prepared by María Teresa López Ferrer, head of the Documentation and Reports Service and Francisco Xavier Saá Úbeda, head of the Agency’s Documentation Support Bureau, has been selected for inclusion in the book of minutes of the congress.

The work prepared by the AVAF Documentation Service is a reflection on the role that libraries have in the fight against corruption. From the review of the contributions in the library literature on the relationship between democracy and public libraries, it highlights the role of public libraries as structural elements of democracy with a direct role in the fight against corruption.

Libraries have played a relevant role in the educational ecosystem and in the formation of the critical spirit of citizens through reading. Currently, information and training needs are more complex than ever, and libraries are a privileged place to acquire knowledge and skills such as digital, economic and legal literacy, necessary to exercise active citizenship and participate in public affairs.

Under the motto “Democracy, reading and the right to information” the biennial congress has been organized by the General Subdirectorate of Library Coordination. The conference has explored, in relation to Europe, the opportunities presented for European public libraries, in particular following the recent alliance between NAPLE, EBLIDA and Public Libraries 2030, as well as policies related to open government and citizen participation in libraries.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency participates in the Training Plan for staff at the service of the Valencia City Council


Valencia.- October 18, 2023.

The 2nd edition of the course “Public integrity: prevention of corruption risks in public management”, included in the internal training plan of the Valencia City Council, took place on October 16 and 18, 2023 with the active participation of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

Over 2 sessions of 5 and a half hours each, the training has been given by staff from the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency’s Training and Prevention services.

On Monday, October 16, 2023, the course began in the Nave de Ribes, located in the Central Park, with the session of Anselm Bodoque, head of the Agency’s Training Service. The institutional system against corruption in Spain and the work of the Agency for the Prevention and Fight against Fraud and Corruption of the Valencian Community focused the exhibition.

Irene Bravo, head of the AVAF Prevention Service, detailed the initiatives to prevent fraud and corruption in public management that currently exist and are developed by the Agency.

On October 18, the second of the sessions run by the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, was taught entirely by the Training Service staff.

Anselm Bodoque, showed the costs of corruption and public policies against corruption to Europe and Spain, while Pilar Moreno, AVAF Training technician, explained the cycle of the fight against corruption, highlighting the importance of integrity public and control systems. Marita Oliver, Training Technician of the Agency, presented throughout her session the alerts, reports and investigations together with the AVAF reporting channel.

With the holding of the workshop “Regular risks and alerts to public management” and the active participation of the attending public employee personnel, the participation of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency in the course ended, which held a final session on October 20 by the staff of the own town hall.

Our thanks to the Citizen Participation and Open Government Service of the Valencia City Council for the management and coordination of the second edition of this course.