The Valencian Antifraud Agency explains the strategy for preventing and fighting corruption and for public integrity in the Valencian Community in the selective course of the INAP Superior Body of Civil Administrators of the State.

On Tuesday, November 2, the National Institute of Public Administration invited the Valencian Antifraud Agency to explain its experience as an antifraud agency with the new promotion of State Civil Administrators, who are currently in the middle of the selective course.

INAP, an international benchmark in the training of personnel employed at the service of public administrations, also organizes and manages the processes and selective courses of the bodies of the General State Administration.

The Superior Body of Civil Administrators of the State is the group of public officials essential in the execution of the actions of direction, management, advice and study in relation to the different public policies developed by the General Administration of the State, both in its central organs of the ministries and state public agencies as well as in the peripheral administration and abroad. The group, of a multidisciplinary nature and with horizontal functions that can be developed in different departments, has four different branches to join it: legal, social sciences, economics and technical.

The director of the AVAF, Joan Llinares focused his intervention on explaining the work carried out by the Agency in terms of prevention, training, investigation and protection of whistleblowers of corruption.

The presentation of the general lines of work of the Agency has generated an intense debate with the students aimed at finding out if the agencies and offices for the fight against corruption have sufficient personal and material resources to carry out their work. In the same way, the students asked about the main obstacles that agencies have to face in their daily work, as well as about the reasons why there is so much time delay in the transposition of European directives against corruption, or the delay in judicial processes related to corruption.

The director of the AVAF has highlighted the need for a state anti-fraud agency, to improve the uses of technological tools and has stressed that at this time there is a lack of financial means and sufficient human resources to adequately combat fraud and corruption. both in the judicial sphere and in anti-fraud agencies.

The director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has ended his speech by thanking INAP for the invitation and wished all the students much success in their professional future as officials of the Superior Body of Civil Administrators of the State.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency participates in the Workshop Institutions and governance after the pandemic: International perspectives of the Jaume I University of Castelló.

On October 28, Joan Llinares, director of the AVAF, gave the conference “The role of anti-fraud agencies in the fight against corruption and for integrity” within the framework of the Workshop Institutions and governance after the pandemic: International perspectives organized by the Jaume I University of Castellón and the Interuniversity Institute of Local Development, which has been coordinated by the Professor of Economics Emili Tortosa-Ausina

The director of the Agency highlighted, in his speech, the value of the work of anti-corruption offices and agencies in the field of prevention and training in integrity and public ethics. Similarly, he explained the basic lines of the AVAF strategy to fight fraud and corruption in the Valencian Community.

The subsequent debate focused on the protection mechanisms of the alerters, prevention, the protocols that are followed in matters of investigation, paying special attention to the alerts received in the complaints mailbox of the Valencian Antifraud Agency.

Academics from various Spanish and Portuguese universities participated in the Workshop, as well as Monika Bauhr, researcher from the Institute of Democratic Quality of the University of Gothenburg, who showed a special interest in reducing the perception of corruption as a problem in the Valencian Community.

The conferences were organized by the Department of Tranparencia, Social Responsibility, Participation and Cooperation of the Generalitat Valenciana, the Institut Interuniversitari de Desenvolupament Local (section of the Jaume I University), the Càtedra Ciutat de Castelló and the Spanish Association of Regional Science (section Valencian).

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency at the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia

The activities of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency in the universities of the Valencian Community are being very active at the beginning of the academic year, this being the fifth in less than a month.

The last docufòrum took place at the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, with the attendance of 81 students from the subject of Skills and Skills of the Degree in Criminology.

Having seen the documentary “Corruption: Harmful Organism”, the students’ 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 , what to do in cases of corruption. In the same debate, he took the opportunity to talk about public ethics and integrity, as well as prevention and civic education. The regulatory framework, specific functions and scope of competence of the Agency were explained.

In the debate, the students especially insisted on the protection of the whistleblowers and on the guarantees of maintaining the anonymity of the whistleblowers.

The activity has been organized in collaboration with the 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