Participation of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency in the Conference “Good corporate governance in the Public Business Sector.” Organized by the Government of the Canary Islands.


The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency participated, on April 6, in the conference “Good corporate governance in the Public Business Sector.” Organized by the General Directorate of Assets and Contracting of the Ministry of Finance, Budgets and European Affairs, Vice-Ministry of Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, on April 5 and 6.

The purpose of holding these conferences was to reflect on the good governance of public companies. Thus, an internal and environmental analysis of the public business sector was carried out in the post-Covid19 context, in order to establish and achieve a framework of good governance in the public business sector.

To achieve the outlined objective, the problems and challenges of governance in the Public Sector were started. The principles and tools for effective governance in the entities of the public business sector were transferred to the recipients, through the professionalization of the public sector in various matters, the need to insert innovation and digitalization, and the implementation of tools and Compliance strategies in the public business sector, such as the preparation of risk maps and the establishment of procedures and good practices to identify and classify operational and legal risks.

The event was attended by speakers with extensive knowledge on the subject and who are part of organizations such as: Transparency International, the Canary Islands Technological Institute, the General Intervention of the Canary Islands CCAA, the University of Seville, the Provincial Council of Castellón, the Basque Government, the Consello de Contas, a prestigious law firm, and the Provincial Council of Guipúzcoa, among others.

The representative of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Irene Bravo Rey, Head of Prevention, participated as a speaker in the panel “Compliance tools and strategies in the public business sector: Procedures and good practices to identify and classify operational and legal risks ”, which he shared together with Eloy Morán, auditor and president of the Technical Commission for the Prevention of Corruption of the Consello de Contas de Galicia and Xabier Unanue Ortega, director of Legislative Development and Regulatory Control of the Basque Government.

The head of Prevention of the Agency focused attention on the importance for the instrumental public sector of having a public integrity system that protects its activity from all kinds of criminal and administrative irregularities, derived from practices contrary to the general interest, protecting all type of public funds, articulating preventive frameworks as the content of their own integrity plans. He continued his presentation, focusing on the importance of the entity’s self-diagnosis, proceeding to make a classification of common and specific risks in the instrumental public sector and the need to evaluate these risks and its methodology to carry it out.

The importance of public ethics and integrity under debate at Cardenal Herrera CEU


The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency held a university public ethics docu-forum in the classrooms of the Cardenal Herrera CEU University on April 4, 2022,

The training activity took place in the subject of “Administrative Law and Public Administrations” of the double degree in Law and Political Science, and was carried out by Pilar Moreno, AVAF Training Technician.

After viewing the Pandora Box documentary, “Corruption: harmful organism”, the Agency participates in a collective reflection and debate with university students on the importance of ethics in public institutions and the need to prevent conduct contrary to the legal system.

Based on the questions raised by university students, the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency shares the work and functions carried out by each of the directorates that make up the institution attached to Les Corts.

The session, held thanks to the collaboration of Professor Blanca Nicasio Varea, generated great interest among the students. The process of analysis and investigation and the work of local administration officials with national authorization were some of the issues that generated the most reflections and questions.

The concerns of the university students also focused on the active role that youth can play in putting an end to the fraud and corruption present in some public administrations. How can young people become protagonists in the fight against this scourge that destroys institutional quality?

If you are a university, secondary or high school teacher and you are interested in having the training activity “Docuforum on ethics and public integrity” carried out in your subject, do not hesitate to contact the Training Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency through from

The Universitat Jaume I and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency sign a collaboration protocol to promote training and scientific actions

Castelló, april 4, 2022.- The rector of the Universitat Jaume I, Eva Alcón, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have today signed a general protocol that defines the framework of academic, scientific and cultural collaboration between the two entities to develop, through specific agreements, the specific modalities of collaboration within the areas in which both entities have manifest interest.

The meeting was attended by the secretary general of the UJI, Cristina Pauner; the Vice-President of the Agency’s Participation Council, Ana María Fuertes; and the president of the Ethics Committee, María Luisa Cuerda, the two professors of the Universitat Jaume I, as well as Teresa Clemente, deputy director and director of legal affairs, and Víctor Almonacid, director of Training, Prevention and Documentation of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

The rector Eva Alcón stressed that this protocol “encourages institutional cooperation, in this case, between the public university of Castellón and an independent and impartial entity that has entrusted, on the applied level, the prevention and eradication of fraud and corruption and the promotion of public ethics”.

For his part, the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, has pointed out that “the signing of this framework collaboration agreement with the Jaume I University of Castellón allows the Agency to participate in the training and creation of a public ethics and integrity of the students that will integrate our public and private organizations in the future”.

The protocol foresees the development, through specific agreements, of collaboration actions to facilitate the joint realization of cultural, educational, editorial and scientific activities; cooperate in general and specific training programmes and promote collaboration in research matters.

In addition, reciprocal access to bibliographic and documentation collections is also established; mutual advice; the joint development of projects and collaborative programmes in matters related to the activity of the two entities as well as technical assistance in the field of new technologies.

The scope of the collaboration also includes the student stays of the Universitat Jaume I in the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, through educational cooperation programs and carry out those initiatives that are considered of mutual interest.