The Hay Derecho Foundation joins the Consell de Participació of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency

Valencia, May 16, 2023.- The Consell de Participació of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency met in ordinary session and the Hay Derecho Foundation participated for the first time, which has joined as a member of the Agency’s participation body.

The Participation Council includes civic and social organizations, as well as individuals who stand out for their fight against fraud and corruption and for the promotion of ethics and public integrity.

In this meeting held at the headquarters of Les Corts Valencianes, the members of the Consell have been transferred the content of the Activity Report developed by the Agency during the year 2022.

The Report was presented on March 28 to the President of Les Corts, the Síndics and the members of the Mesa de les Corts, thus complying with the mandate contained in article 22 of Law 22/2016 on the creation of the Agency. Likewise, on April 19, the Report was also delivered to the President of the Generalitat.

Now it has been the turn of the Consell de Participació, and in this way, the people responsible for each of the areas of the Agency presented to the members of the Consell the activities and work carried out throughout the year 2022 responding to all the queries raised.

Once the Activity Report was exposed, the vice president of the Consell, Rafa Mauri, of the Observatori Ciutadà contra la Corrupció, proposed to the members of the Consell the organization of joint activities to involve the whole of society in the promotion and creation of ethics and public integrity, being summoned the members of the Consell to maintain contacts in this regard.

The Consell de Participació is made up  of the following organizations: Acción Cívica contra la Corrupción; Whistleblowers; Valencian Association of Consumers and Users (AVACU); Hay Derecho Foundation;  Baltasar Garzón International Foundation (FIBGAR); Foundation for Justice; Observatori Ciutadà contra la Corrupció (OCC); Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE); Plataforma Ciutadana Castelló per la Justicia i contra la Corrupció; Trade Union of Technicians of the Ministry of Finance (GESTHA); Tactical Whistleblowers; Transparency International Spain and World Compliance Association.

The Diputació de València and the Agency sign a collaboration protocol to implement the complaints box

Valencia, May 15, 2023.- The president of the Diputació  de València, Toni Gaspar, and the director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, have signed in the Plenary Hall of the Diputació a collaboration protocol thanks to which the prevention of fraudulent or corrupt behavior is reinforced as well as guaranteeing the protection of people reporting corruption.

One of the actions included in the protocol is the implementation, as an external channel of complaints of the Diputació de València, the mailbox of complaints of the Agency whose link will be included in a visible place on the website of the corporation.

Likewise, through this agreement the Agency will help the Provincial Council in the implementation of an internal complaints channel, which will have the figure of the person responsible for the system and which will have to be in operation before June 13 since this is the date given with the entry into force of Law 2/2023,  of 20 February, regulator of the protection of persons who report on regulatory infractions and the fight against corruption.

Two new #DocufòrumAVAF with first and second year students of Management and Public Administration from the Jaume I University of Castelló


Two new #DocufòrumAVAF with first and second year students of Management and Public Administration from the Jaume I University of Castelló

The #DocufòrumAVAF is an activity aimed at promoting the social culture of civic ethics, public integrity, fraud prevention and rejection of corruption among students of all University degrees.

On this occasion, the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has discussed these issues with students of the first and second year of the Public Management and Administration Degree on Friday, May 12, 2023. The two docuforums took place at the Faculty of Law and Economics, of the Jaume I University of Castelló.

Fifty-seven students from two groups of the subjects of Administrative Law, systematization, sources and organization and Legal protection of citizens before the Administration participated in the training activity.

The activity had the collaboration of Professor Pepa Fabregat Aragonés from the Universitat Jaume I. Anselm Bodoque, head of the AVAF Training Service, was responsible for energizing the debate sessions with the students.

After watching the documentary “Corruption: Harmful Organism”, the students ask questions focused on the origin and causes of corruption, the social impact and collective costs it entails, the different control bodies, and the perception of corruption in our society and in other countries around us.

Subsequently, the AVAF representative discusses with the students the issues raised in their questions and others related to the need for greater public ethics and integrity, prevention strategies and civic training, the functions of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency and public policies on fight against corruption, focusing part of the conference on the legal framework of integrity that the Valencian Community has built in recent years that allows the improvement of the democratic quality of the institutions.

During the session, the students showed interest in the guarantees of confidentiality in complaints, and in how much corruption there is in public administrations. He also showed interest in controls and strategies to fight against fraud and corruption in Spain.

If you are a university, secondary or baccalaureate teacher and you are interested in having the training activity #DocufòrumAVAF “Corruption: harmful organism” carried out in your subject, do not hesitate to contact the Training Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency through from