The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency delivers its 2021 Activity Report to the President of the Generalitat

Valencia, April 1, 2022.- The director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, has delivered this morning to the President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, the Activity Report of the Agency corresponding to the year 2021.

The event took place at the Palau de la Generalitat and is the first time that a copy of the Report is delivered in a formal act to the President of the Generalitat so that he knows first-hand the activity carried out by the Agency.

According to article 22 of Law 11/2016 on the creation of the Agency, the obligation to deliver the Report refers to les Corts Valencianes, to which it is attached, but this year it has been wanted, once the legal mandate has been fulfilled, to deliver it also to the maximum Valencian representative.

The Report includes the work carried out by the Agency in the area of training, prevention and documentation; the legal area and protection of whistleblowers; analysis and research; administration, recruitment and human resources and communication.

After the delivery of the Report, the President of the Generalitat met in addition to the director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, with the director of prevention, training and documentation, Víctor Almonacid, and with the deputy director and head of the area of legal affairs, Teresa Clemente.

Once the meeting was over, the director of the Agency declared that “with this formal  act of delivery of the Report, the Agency will transfer to  the President of the Generalitat the work we are doing in the fight against fraud and corruption”.

“We believe that only through the collaboration of all institutions and public entities will it be possible to end the scourge of corruption and work together to create a strong public ethics and integrity that makes our societies much more efficient and at the service of the general interest,” Llinares added.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency participates in the third edition of the University of Valencia’s Master’s Degree in Public Procurement and Compliance


On March 31, 2022, the Agency participated in the teaching of the Master’s Degree in Public Procurement and Compliance of the University of Valencia, in its third edition. Master with a multidisciplinary approach in which, in addition to the Agency, different entities and universities collaborate.

The director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, gave the talk “The function performed by anti-fraud agencies in public procurement” during the last session of the program of this third edition of the Master.

The objective of this training activity has been to raise awareness of the importance of public integrity and ethics to reduce fraud and corruption, by participating in a Master’s Degree in which students are specializing in the different particularities of public procurement, both from private and public perspective. The attention of the Agency has focused attention on the knowledge about risk behaviors that may end up constituting a crime in the course of preparing the administrative file, the award or execution of a public contract.

The director of the AVAF, Joan Llinares, began by contextualizing the anti-corruption policies in the international changes since the 1990s, to follow the regulatory framework in relation to corruption and focus on the development of the functions and actions of the Agency, emphasizing the importance of prevention for good administration, as well as the independence of the Agency.

The final part of the conference focused on the main risks of fraud and corruption that can occur in public procurement, emphasizing situations of conflicts of interest, illustrating in his presentation examples of malpractice that have ended up in court and with convictions.

The director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency ended his speech by thanking the invitation from the University of Valencia and the co-director of the Master, Ángeles Jareño, and wished the students much success in their professional future.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency carries out a training activity for the first time at the Universitat per a Majors de la UJI


On March 30, the AVAF was present, for the first time, at the Universitat per a Majors of the Universitat Jaume I of Castelló. This first training activity took place in the Seu del Nord de Vinaròs.

“The fight against corruption and the role of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency” was the title of the conference, given by Pilar Moreno, AVAF training technician.

After a brief introduction on the international context of corruption prevention, the representative of the Agency had the opportunity to convey the functions and work of the Agency in areas such as whistleblower protection and the analysis and investigation of fraud alerts.

The Universitat per Majors is a project of the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón to bring knowledge closer to society, with the aim of promoting permanent training throughout life.

 The participation of the Valencian Antifraud Agency in this session of the UJI Majors has been possible thanks to the collaborative relationship with the Universitat Jaume I, committed to the values ​​of ethics and good governance. The conference was held within the subject “Basic Notions of Local Law for Citizens” taught by university professor Jaime Clemente, belonging to the Observatory of Transparency and Good Governance of the UJI.

The session, in which the documentary “Corruption: Harmful Organism” was also viewed, was attended by nearly 20 people from the Universitat per a Majors. The figure of local government officials with national qualifications, as well as the regulation of gifts, were the aspects in which the UJI Majors students were most interested.

The AVAF, with this activity, continues to develop training activities with the aim of offering knowledge and raising awareness among citizens about the necessary culture of prevention and rejection of any conduct that encourages corruption.