Participation of the AVAF in the course “Diploma in Government and Public Innovation” held in the municipality of San Luis Potosí in Mexico

On August 18, 2021, in one of the sessions of the “Diploma in Government and Public Innovation” course of the Trivium Institute, aimed at public employees of the regional government in the area of ​​education, which was held in the municipality of San Luis Potosí in Mexico, the AVAF was invited to participate in a colloquium on public innovation and open government, “La Agencia Valenciana Antifraude. Open government and innovation” by Pilar Moreno, a training technician at the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

The task carried out by the agency within the Valencian Community was made known and the debate on the subject of open government and innovation was participated in. The session lasted 1 hour, in online format, with all participants online (students and speakers) by videoconference. The interest of the students has focused on the real application of the SDGs by civil society and public employees, participants in the session, have expressed the importance of the work of the AVAF. The number of attendees was 40 students, 100% of those enrolled in the course, with a participation percentage of 52.5% of women and 47.5% of men.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency signs the Utrecht Declaration together with 26 European anti-fraud agencies

València, July 21, 2021.- The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency is one of the signatory authorities of the Utrecht Declaration, which has been agreed upon after the work carried out within the Network of European Authorities for Integrity and Reporting Irregularities (NEIWA Network ) of which 26 public authorities representing 22 European States are part.
With the Utrecht Declaration, the Neiwa Network urges the Member States to put into operation the necessary tools for the protection of those who report fraud and corruption, bearing in mind that the two-year deadline for transposition into the National legal systems of European Directive 1937/2019 on the protection of persons who report infringements of Union law.
The Utrecht Declaration is the result of the work carried out during the last six months by the NEIWA Network, of which the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency is a part, which represents the Spanish State together with the Calalunya Anti-Fraud Office, as it does not exist in Spain. a national anti-fraud and corruption authority.
This Declaration reinforces the work of anti-fraud agencies by guaranteeing external reporting channels in which the confidentiality of the reporting persons must be respected, as well as the content of the events reported and the investigations through effective procedures and without leaks that prevent its good end. Confidentiality is essential in a reporting system that offers guarantees.
This Declaration also recommends that Member States ensure the protection of anti-fraud agencies and offices by providing them with the necessary resources to be able to carry out their functions, while safeguarding their independence and autonomy.

The UPV and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency promote training and investigation in the field of anti-fraud

València. July 13, 2021. The Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the Valencian Antifraud Agency will collaborate to promote actions of a cultural, educational and scientific nature in the field of the fight against fraud. José E. Capilla, rector of the UPV and Joan Llinares, director of the Agency for the Prevention and Fight against Fraud and Corruption of the Valencian Community, today signed the collaboration agreement between the two entities, at the UPV.

Among the activities provided for in the agreement are collaboration and technical assistance in the field of new technologies; the realization of formative practices in dependencies of the Valencian Antifraud Agency on the part of students of the UPV; the promotion of investigation in the field of the fight against fraud; the joint realization of cultural, educational, editorial and scientific activities; reciprocal access to bibliographic and documentation funds; the reciprocal use of facilities and all those activities of mutual interest within the objectives of the agreement.

Responsible for the different areas of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, the University Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics of the UPV (IUMPA) and the Chair of Transparency and Participation of the Polytechnic University of Valencia were present at the meeting.

José E. Capilla, rector of the UPV, has declared that this is an important step to expand a collaboration that already existed between the two institutions, especially in consulting and data analysis and in training public administration personnel. The rector has stressed the importance of professional ethics and its incorporation into higher education: “Training and ethics are directly related to fraud prevention and therefore it is key that university students, future professionals, have access to to this knowledge ”.

Joan Llinares, director of the Valencian Antifraud Agency, has declared that this agreement with the UPV is the embodiment of one of the main functions entrusted to the Agency, such as prevention and training in the fight against fraud and corruption: “The activities that are going to be carried out and that are included in this collaborative framework will undoubtedly contribute to the creation of public ethics and integrity,” he said.

The agreement responds to the interests of both institutions: by the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, because it contributes to its objective of creating a social culture of rejection of corruption, in coordination with other public or private organizations; with regard to the UPV, because it advances in its purposes of transfer and exchange of knowledge, technological development and innovation in all branches of knowledge. The collaboration agreement between the two entities is valid for four years, extendable for another four.