The Agency participates in Colombia in the IX National Congress of Comptrollers

Cali, November 16, 2022 .- The Director of Analysis and Research of the Agency, Gustavo Segura, participated in the IX National Congress of Controllers held in Cali (Colombia) on November 16 and 17.

This congress allowed an exchange of good practices and experiences between different agencies responsible for fiscal control, as well as the fight against fraud and corruption.

Throughout the different tables and presentations, different proposals from experts were announced on the strategies  that can be undertaken to strengthen citizen participation,  as well as existing  digital systems so that complaints can be made with full guarantee for people who report corruption.  

Among the speakers at the congress were Sandra Morelli Rico, former Comptroller of the Republic of Colombia or Rafael Lafont Piandeta, former magistrate of the Council of State of Colombia.

On behalf of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, the Director of Analysis and  Investigation, Gustavo Segura,  participated, who presented the work  being developed by the Agency and its main lines of work both in investigation as well as in training and prevention.

He also showed how the Agency’s complaints mailbox works as well as the Statute for the Protection of the Person Reporting Corruption since it was the first body in Spain to  have a protection system of these characteristics to protect whistleblowers.

The Agency participates in Castellón in a conference organized by the Observatory against Corruption and the Castelló per la Justicia Platform

Castellón, November 16, 2022. The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency participated in the Conference on “New tools and new challenges in the fight against corruption: panoramic from the Valencian Country”.

The conference was organized by the Platform Castelló per la Justicia i Contra la Corrupció and the Observatori Ciutadà contra la Corrupció and the collaboration of the Conselleria de Participació de la Generalitat Valenciana and the Valencian Antifraud Agency.

Both the Castelló Platform and the Observatori Ciutadà are entities that are part of the Agency’s Participation Council, a body that aims to facilitate citizen participation in the fight against fraud and corruption.

The conference held in the Assembly Hall of the Provincial Council of Castellón was attended by Dolors Ibañez, president of the Castellón Platform; Rafael Mauri, vice president of the Observatori; Jorge Correcher, professor of Criminal Law at the University of Valencia and Joan Llinares, director of the Agency who presented the new legal framework for the protection of whistleblowers.

The Valencian Antifraud Agency debates about corruption in the classrooms of the Polytechnic University of Valencia

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Since its creation, the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency maintains collaboration systems in matters of training and public ethics with the Polytechnic University of Valencia. On this occasion, through the Docufòrums-AVAF activity on public integrity with second-year students of the Public Management and Administration Degree.

The docufòrum was held on Wednesday, November 16, with the assistance of 36 students, and the participation of the Information and Administrative Documentation teacher, Antonia Ferrer Sapena, and the Training technician, Marita Oliver.

After watching the documentary Corruption: Harmful Organism, the students ask questions, focused on the origin and causes of corruption, its effect and costs, the perception of corruption in our society and with respect to other neighboring countries, and on how to combat corruption.

In the debate, special attention was paid to how to act in a possible case of fraud or corruption, how to file a complaint, prevention, and the actions of politicians, the media, and the citizens themselves in view of the necessary integrity and public ethics.

The activity was organized in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Valencia, which we thank for its interest and willingness to help create a culture of public integrity and rejection of fraud and corruption.

If you are a university, Secondary or Baccalaureate teacher and you are interested in having the training activity Docufòrum: Corruption, harmful organism carried out in your subject, do not hesitate to contact the Training Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency through from formation@antifraucv.es