Corruption in public administrations to debate in the AVAF and SFPIE course of the University of Valencia.


On March 2, the fourth of the sessions of the course “Prevention of risks of corruption in public management” took place for the PAS staff of the University of Valencia. It was of a practical nature.

The format of the session was that of a workshop that combined docu-forums, questions, debate and collective reflection, in which the students participated very actively throughout the day. The session was developed by the technical team of the AVAF Training Service, formed by Anselm Bodoque, Marita Oliver and Pilar Moreno.

“Corruption: a harmful organism”, the Pandora Box documentary, produced through crowdfunding, was viewed by the attendees, who were very interested in situations such as the one reflected in the section “The Solitude of the Financial Controller” and in the experiences of whistleblowers of known cases of corruption.

Throughout the session, the students’ reflections were channeled through gamification tools that allowed ordering participation and contributed to multiplying the responses and views of the problems raised anonymously.

The creation of “a game of random glances” was one of the outstanding phrases of the documentary that included the presentation given by Cristina Fernández González, a researcher on the protection of whistleblowers at the University of Salamanca, who participated in the workshop with a presentation that she had title Detection or prevention of risks?

In his speech, through a criminological approach, he exposed the importance of informal surveillance that generates a preventive work environment and alerts that does not exclude formal surveillance, and that can generate stronger institutions and an effective organizational and prevention culture. .

The docuforum “Planning of public management: a tool of good governance” prepared by the TAU of the University of Valencia, in collaboration with the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, and the Vice-rectorate for Territorial Projection and Society of the UV was the second of the documentaries viewed by PAS staff selected to participate in the course.

The joint reflection after the documentary made it possible to highlight the importance of planning in public administration, since it allows taking conscious measures with a strategic vision, organizing resources and avoiding waste, as well as better accountability.

Download the general recommendation Planning: a key tool to prevent the risks of corruption in organizations.

The City Council of L’Eliana signs a protocol with the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency to launch the complaint mailboxes and its Integrity Plan

València, March 1, 2022.- The mayor of L’Eliana, Salvador Torrent, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have signed a collaboration protocol between both institutions that will help promote the Integrity Plan in the that the City Council of L’Eliana is working on.
Within the general lines of the Integrity Plan, the implementation of both internal and external complaint mailboxes is contemplated, thus complying with the requirement of European Directive 1937/2019 for the protection of people who report violations of the Right of the Union, better known as the Whistleblowers Directive.
The City Council of L’Eliana will enable the Valencia Anti-Fraud Agency’s complaints mailbox as an external channel for complaints, which will be visible on the municipal website; a mailbox that guarantees the confidentiality of the complainants, as well as allowing the possibility of making complaints anonymously.
The collaboration between both institutions will also extend to other actions and activities such as those of a training nature where the council staff will receive training in aspects related to the promotion of ethics and public integrity, as well as the prevention and detection of situations constituting fraud. and corruption.
Likewise, the Agency will offer advice and support for the preparation of the anti-fraud measures plan necessary to be eligible for Next Generation European funds, as set out in Ministerial Order 1030/2021, which configures the management system of the Recovery Plan, Transformation and Resilience.

The mayor of L’Eliana, Salvador Torrent, thanked the entire legal team for their welcome and highlighted “the firm commitment of l’Eliana to the preparation of the Public Integrity Plan which, although it involves effort and continuous improvement actions, will be very positive for elected officials, public managers, employed personnel and for the general public”.
“With its application we will forge a local administration that guarantees the principles of planning, direction by objectives and management control, evaluation of the results of public policies and services or their effectiveness in complying with them,” added Torrent.
For his part, the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, declared that “it is positive to see how more and more town halls and institutions are beginning to equip themselves with instruments to fight against fraud and corruption and they do so not only with reactive measures how can reporting channels be, but also from prevention with training and awareness actions”.
“It is undoubtedly good news that the City Council of L’Eliana is going to have mailboxes for complaints, both internal and external, but more importantly, if possible, it is committed to approving a municipal Integrity Plan”, added Llinares.

The collaboration between UNISOCIETAT and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency returns in 2022


“The fight against corruption” was the conference given by the Professor of Criminal Law, José Luis González Cussac, in the first of the sessions held in 2022 within the UNISOCIETAT program in collaboration with the AVAF.

Last Thursday, February 24, Riba-roja de Túria hosted this conference where Professor González Cussac highlighted the work of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, stating that “thanks to the AVAF we are a benchmark in measures to prevent corrupt conduct” The session highlighted that corruption has been a historical constant, with a multiplicity of causes, factors and authors.

Defined by González Cussac as “the abuse of power or incorrectness in the decision-making process in exchange for an undue incentive or advantage”, corruption “is not a crime without victims”, since the main victims of these behaviors are society in general and the most vulnerable groups more intensely.

The work of the Agency in terms of social awareness in collective ethics and the eradication of fraud and corruption materialized in the presentation of the Professor of Criminal Law, actively followed by 17 people, who carried out multiple questions at the end of the conference.

The independence of the judiciary and the lack of resources that the courts lack to prosecute crimes related to fraud and corruption were some of the issues raised by the attendees.

The fact that corruption threatens the stability of the West and undermines the democratic rule of law was the final conclusion of the first of the UNISOCIETAT conferences in which AVAF has participated in 2022.

The next session of the program in which the Valencian Antifraud Agency will collaborate will take place in Ontinyent on Thursday, April 7.

In collaboration with the Vice President for Territorial Projection and Society of the University of Valencia, the AVAF is carrying out training activities on the prevention of fraud and corruption. Among those that stand out are the specific conferences aimed at public employees, university students and citizens in general, as well as the UNISOCIETAT conferences. All this, with the aim of bringing the culture of integrity closer to the students of the program of the University of Valencia.