The Agency participates in Colombia in the IX National Congress of Comptrollers

Cali, November 16, 2022 .- The Director of Analysis and Research of the Agency, Gustavo Segura, participated in the IX National Congress of Controllers held in Cali (Colombia) on November 16 and 17.

This congress allowed an exchange of good practices and experiences between different agencies responsible for fiscal control, as well as the fight against fraud and corruption.

Throughout the different tables and presentations, different proposals from experts were announced on the strategies  that can be undertaken to strengthen citizen participation,  as well as existing  digital systems so that complaints can be made with full guarantee for people who report corruption.  

Among the speakers at the congress were Sandra Morelli Rico, former Comptroller of the Republic of Colombia or Rafael Lafont Piandeta, former magistrate of the Council of State of Colombia.

On behalf of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, the Director of Analysis and  Investigation, Gustavo Segura,  participated, who presented the work  being developed by the Agency and its main lines of work both in investigation as well as in training and prevention.

He also showed how the Agency’s complaints mailbox works as well as the Statute for the Protection of the Person Reporting Corruption since it was the first body in Spain to  have a protection system of these characteristics to protect whistleblowers.

The Valencian Antifraud Agency debates about corruption in the classrooms of the Polytechnic University of Valencia


Since its creation, the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency maintains collaboration systems in matters of training and public ethics with the Polytechnic University of Valencia. On this occasion, through the Docufòrums-AVAF activity on public integrity with second-year students of the Public Management and Administration Degree.

The docufòrum was held on Wednesday, November 16, with the assistance of 36 students, and the participation of the Information and Administrative Documentation teacher, Antonia Ferrer Sapena, and the Training technician, Marita Oliver.

After watching the documentary Corruption: Harmful Organism, the students ask questions, focused on the origin and causes of corruption, its effect and costs, the perception of corruption in our society and with respect to other neighboring countries, and on how to combat corruption.

In the debate, special attention was paid to how to act in a possible case of fraud or corruption, how to file a complaint, prevention, and the actions of politicians, the media, and the citizens themselves in view of the necessary integrity and public ethics.

The activity was organized in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Valencia, which we thank for its interest and willingness to help create a culture of public integrity and rejection of fraud and corruption.

If you are a university, Secondary or Baccalaureate teacher and you are interested in having the training activity Docufòrum: Corruption, harmful organism carried out in your subject, do not hesitate to contact the Training Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency through from

The City Council of Benetússer signs a protocol with the Agency to launch the complaint mailboxes and its Municipal Integrity Plan

Valencia, November 15, 2022.- The mayor of Benetússer, Eva Sanz, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have signed a collaboration protocol between both institutions that will help promote the Municipal Integrity Plan in which the City Council of Benetússer is working. 

Within the general lines of theIntegrity Plan, the implementation of both internal and external complaint mailboxes is contemplated, thus complying with the requirement of the European Directive 1937/2019 on the protection of persons who report onbreaches of Union Law, better known as the Whistleblowers Directive.

The City Council of Benetússer will enable as an external channel of complaints the mailbox of the Valencia Anti-Fraud Agency which will be visible on the municipal websitepal; a mailbox that guarantees the confidentiality of the complainants, as well as allows the possibility of being able to make the complaints anonymously.

The collaboration between both institutions will also extend to other actions and activities such asthose of a training nature aimed at the staff of the municipality who 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.

The mayor of Benetússer, Eva Sanz Portero, stressed the importance of “contributing to the creation of a social culture of defense of ethics for which we are committed to working, side by side with the AVAF, with the clear objective of advancing in the integrity of public institutions with the collaboration of citizens”.

For his part, the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, said that “it is positive to see how every day more municipalities and institutions begin to provideinstruments to fight fraud and corruption and do so not only with reactive measures such as reporting channels, but also from prevention with training and awareness actions. “