The UPV hosts the second day of the interuniversity course “Prevention of corruption risks in public management”


Last Wednesday, July 6, 2022, the second session of the course organized by the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency in collaboration with the five Valencian public universities took place in the Auditorium of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

Jesús Marí Farinós, manager of the UPV, welcomed those present in the room and the participants connected online from the University of Valencia, the Jaume I University of Castelló, the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and the University of Alicante. The manager thanked the Valencian Antifraud Agency for its work and willingness to collaborate in holding this initiative.

Delia Cuenca Antolín, services inspector of the General Services Inspection of the Generalitat Valenciana (IGS-GVA), was the first of the speakers at the session and focused her presentation on the IGS-GVA methodology for making maps of risks and self-assessment of risks in public procurement.

José Luis Gaona, services inspector at the IGS-GVA, detailed the methodology used by the General Services Inspection, in relation to personnel management, and focused on the existing risks in the matter, such as, among others, the absence of planning, not detecting private activities, or singular remuneration systems.

More than 300 people followed, both in person and online, the conference on June 6 of the first interuniversity course on “Prevention of corruption risks in public management” held at the UPV and aimed at rectory teams, members of commissions of integrity and PAS personnel.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency thanks the conference speakers, Delia Cuenta and José Luis Gaona, for their predisposition and collaboration in holding this course and the Universitat Politècnica de València for all their work and infrastructure provided for the success of the conference.

The next session of the course will take place at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche on September 15, 2022 with the participation as speakers of Pilar Moreno and Mª Amparo Oliver, training technicians from the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

The Riba-roja de Túria City Council and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency sign a collaboration protocol to develop public integrity frameworks

València, July 4, 2022. The mayor of Riba-roja, Robert Raga, has signed a collaboration agreement with the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, which aims to articulate a mechanism to fight fraud and corruption by implementing prevention channels against possible cases of irregularities in the field of local administration.
Local administrations with more than 10,000 inhabitants are obliged to have reporting channels for possible cases or situations of corruption. In addition, they must have external, independent and autonomous channels, to guarantee the integrity of the information, allow it to be stored, carry out new investigations, prevent its access to unauthorized personnel and do not reveal information that could identify the complainant.
To help the Valencian public administrations in achieving these objectives, the Agency provides advice on integrity, public ethics and the prevention and fight against corruption, collaborating in the training of personnel, helping with the competent bodies in conflicts of interest and incompatibilities to prevent and correct actions that could infringe the applicable regime in each case, in addition to contributing to the creation of a social culture of rejection of corruption, with public awareness programs or in coordination with public administrations.
The mayor of Riba-roja de Túria, Robert Raga, has underlined the importance of the protocol with the Anti-Fraud Agency of the Community “because it represents another step in the purpose of this government team to promote transparent and participatory policies in the management of public resources, in addition to continuing the path undertaken years ago to equip ourselves with all the legal instruments that avoid possible irregularities or possible cases of corruption in the administration”.
“The signing of this agreement with the Riba-roja Town Hall marks the beginning of a collaboration between both institutions to work on the prevention and fight against fraud and corruption. From the Agency we want to help prepare anti-fraud plans, as well as the construction of frameworks of ethics and public integrity, complying with the requirements derived from the entry into force of the European Directive 1937/2019 on the protection of people who report corruption. ”, declared Joan Llinares, director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

Memoirs of an anti-corruption prosecutor

València. June 22, 2022. June 23 marks World Corruption Whistleblower Day. As a result of this celebration, on Thursday, June 22, the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency organized a conference dedicated to the first anti-corruption prosecutor in Spain, Carlos Jiménez Villarejo, on the occasion of the presentation of his book “Memories of an anti-corruption prosecutor”.
The conference took place at the Colomina Palace and was attended by Carlos Granados, a Superior Court magistrate who was State Attorney General between 1994 and 1996. He is currently the director of the Municipal Office against Fraud and Corruption of the Madrid City Council.
The Superior Prosecutor of the Valencian Community, Teresa Gisbert, also participated in the act; the Minister of Justice of the Generalitat Valenciana, Gabriela Bravo, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares.

You can see the session in the following link: