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. “