The World Compliance Association and the Valencian Antifraud Agency sign an agreement to collaborate in the fight against fraud and corruption

Valencia, January 12, 2021.- The World Compliance Association (WCA) and the Valencia Antifraude Agency (AVAF) have signed a collaboration agreement by which both entities establish a collaboration framework for carrying out training activities, transfer of knowledge and preparation of guides and manuals in the prevention and investigation of bad practices in public administrations and compliance with corruption.

Both entities have already collaborated on previous occasions such as the celebration in November 2020 of a seminar for the association by the director of the Agency, Joan Llinares.

This agreement seeks that both organizations work together to expand the culture of compliance through the development of activities such as training programs, the organization of events and workshops, and the promotion of issues related to the technological, social and scientific field. in the fight against corruption and the implementation of compliance systems.

The World Compliance Association (WCA) is an international association formed by professionals and organizations with the aim of promoting, recognizing and evaluating compliance activities, understood as those tools that allow correct protection against possible crimes and infractions.

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New edition of Docufòrum organized by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency

On January 8, a new edition of Docufòrum was held, organized by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency. This Docufòrum activity was aimed at students in the fourth year of the Degree in Journalism, specifically in the subjects of Political Communication and Public Opinion, and Ethics and Professional Deontology.

The documentary, “Corruption: harmful organism”, around which the debate is articulated, gathers numerous doctrinal and civic contributions in matters of public ethics and citizen participation, it focuses on the account of the personal and professional circumstances of whistleblowers who have denounced irregularities and corruption cases. The exemplary value of these stories is a good pedagogical instrument to publicize the phenomenon of corruption, also closely linked to the function of protecting the whistleblower legally attributed to the Agency.

At the end of the documentary, the students took part in a final round table with the participation of Carmen López Rico, assistant professor of the Department of Social and Human Sciences in the area of ​​political science and administration, of the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences and Lis Gaibar, doctoral student at the UMH with technicians from the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

Unisocietat in Ontinyent

On December 17, the city of Ontinyent, capital of the Vall d’Albaida region, held a new training activity within the Unisocietat program. This program, which is sponsored by the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, aims to stimulate debate and the exchange of information to develop mutual learning.

Silvia Vèrnia, Director of the AVAF Training and Prevention Area, was in charge of presenting the conference entitled “Teaching and learning the exercise of citizenship”, by Mª José Añón Roig, from the Department of Philosophy of the Dret and Politics of the University of Valencia.

The Unisocietat program, sponsored by the AVAF, is a project that aims to offer quality multidisciplinary training through classes and conferences given by professors from the University of Valencia.