The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency organizes a Seminar for its 5th anniversary and brings together the political class, experts, civil society and anti-corruption agencies from all over Spain

Valencia, November 29, 2021.- The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has organized a seminar to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the approval of Law 11/2016, creating the Agency, which has been followed by more than 150 people from face-to-face and online.

The President of the Valencian Corts, Enric Morera and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares have been in charge of the opening of the Seminar.

The first table was entitled “Citizenship against corruption” in which civil society entities that are part of the Agency’s Consell de Participació have participated and that at the time proposed the election of Joan Llinares as director of the Agency before the Valencian Parliament.

Antonio Penadés from Acción Cívica contra la Corrupción; Consuelo Vidal from the Observatori contra la Corrupció, and José María Tomás y Tío from Fundación por la Justicia and has been moderated by Juan Carlos Galindo.

The second table has dealt with “The costs of corruption” and experts in this area have participated such as Francisco Alcalá, professor-researcher at the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (IVIE); Francisco Cardona, OECD consultant and Fabiola Meco, assistant professor Doctor of Civil Law at the University of Valencia. The table was moderated by Teresa Clemente, Director of Legal Affairs of the Agency.

In the afternoon, the day was resumed with two more tables. The first one has dealt with the “Strategies for the prevention and fight against corruption in the Autonomous Communities” in which the directors of the anti-fraud offices and agencies in Spain have participated.

The director of the Anti-fraud Office of Catalonia, Miguel Ángel Gimeno; the director of the Office of the Balearic Islands, Jaime Far; the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, and the recently appointed director of the Andalusia Office, Ricardo Vicente Puyol. The table was moderated by the À Punt Ràdio journalist, Clara Castelló.

Next, it was the turn of the political class at a table in which Manolo Mata from the socialist parliamentary group participated; Fernando Pastor, for the popular parliamentary group; Mònica Àlvaro from the Compromís parliamentary group; Ruth Merino from the Ciudadanos parliamentary group and María Pilar Lima from the Unides Podem parliamentary group. The journalist and news director of À Punt Raquel Ejerique has been in charge of moderating the table.

You can see the Seminar on the YouTube channel of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency at this link:

The Valencia Federation of Municipalities and Provinces and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency will collaborate to help city councils develop their anti-fraud plans

The president of the Valencian Federation of Provincial Municipalities, Rubén Alfaro, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have held a meeting to establish ways of collaboration to help city councils to develop their anti-fraud plans.

The FVMP will inform all Valencian municipalities of the need to have an active anti-fraud plan of measures as of January 1, 2022 and different meetings will be held with municipalities and councils for the implementation of said tool by the consistories.

The president of the FVMP, Rubén Alfaro, has indicated that “it is about the landing in our consistories of a tool that will ensure the proper use of funds from Europe. Another step towards integrity, transparency and good governance in all public policies ”. In addition, he added that “from the FVMP we will put all the tools that are within our reach to facilitate this work for our municipalities”.

As published in the BOE last October, through Order 1030/2021 of the Ministry of Finance, “every entity, decision-maker or executor, that participates in the execution of the Recovery and Transformation Plan measures must have a Plan anti-fraud measures ”.

Any administration or even private intermediaries must establish risk maps, declarations of absence of conflict of interest, ethical codes, complaint mailboxes, alert systems, training courses for their managers or gift and confidentiality policies.

“The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency wants to help municipalities and provinces in the preparation of public integrity plans that have become a requirement after the approval of the Order of the Ministry of Finance 1030/2021 as a requirement to access funds Next Generation. To this end, the Agency has prepared the Guide “Public integrity plan: roadmap and facilitating annexes” which we have delivered this morning to the President of the FVMP “, declared Joan Llinares