AVAF’s first training experience in Baccalaureate. The Marist College of Algemesí is the first in the Valencian Community to hold the Corruption: Harmful Organism docuforum


The first learning experience of the year 2022 and the first docuforum held with high school students took place on January 24 at the Nuestra Señora de la Salud – Maristas school in the town of Algemesí.

Corruption: Harmful Organism, a documentary produced by Pandora Box, used in recent years to reflect on the fight against corruption in university classrooms, is also incorporated, as an instrument for debate and awareness, in Baccalaureate classes throughout the territory of the Valencian Community.

The 2nd year high school students watched the documentary in the tutorial subject, in a first session of the training activity, generating a significant impact and interest.

In the second session, which completes the learning experience, a debate was held in the classroom, around the questions and suggestions made by the students, with the personnel of the AVAF Training Service. On this occasion, the representative of the Agency has been Pilar Moreno, training technician.

The Valencian Antifraud Agency has been present in all the public universities of the Valencian Community with the docuforum “Corruption: harmful organism”, to explain its objectives and functions, as well as to generate a personal reflection in the students on the importance of the fight against fraud and corruption.

With this first docuforum in a Baccalaureate course, the AVAF intends to give prominence to the concerns of the youngest population in the process of specialized training, in an essential subject to achieve a cohesive society, with fully guaranteed fundamental rights and high democratic quality.

The protection of whistleblowers of corruption, the regulation of institutional gifts, conflicts of interest, as well as the need for transparency have been some of the concerns expressed by the students and have guided the debate session.

The learning experience carried out in the educational center by the AVAF has generated a high participation of the attendees and the appreciated interest has manifested itself in a very positive assessment of the training experience by the students. The activity has been organized in collaboration with the high school teachers of the Colegio Maristas de Algemesí.

If you are a university, secondary or high school teacher and you are interested in having the training activity “Docuforum: Corruption, harmful organism” carried out in the subject you teach, do not hesitate to contact the Training Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency at through formacion@antifraucv.es

Web seminar ‘The role of the media in front of corruption’

On the occasion of the celebration of Journalist’s Day, on January 24, the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has organized a web seminar on ‘The role of the media in front of corruption’ with the collaboration of the Unió de Periodistes Valencians.

Moderated by the director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, prominent Valencian journalists who write about corruption cases took part in. The webinar was attended by Juan Nieto, correspondent for “El Español” in Valencia, Laura Ballester, editor of “Levante-EMV” and Alberto Rallo, court editor of “Las Provincias”.

During this virtual meeting, topics such as the pressures suffered by journalists in the performance of their work or the possible application of the European Directive on the protection of corruption whistleblowers in the journalistic field were discussed.

Institutional meeting between the Valencian Academy of Language and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency

The president of the Valencian Academy of Language, Ramon Ferrer, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have held an institutional meeting at the AVL headquarters with the aim of studying various ways of collaboration between both institutions. Advice on anti-fraud measures, ethical codes and collaboration to promote ethics and public integrity have been some of the topics discussed at this meeting.