Unisocietat in Cullera

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, a conference was held in Cullera within the UNISOCIETAT program promoted by the Vice-Rector’s Office for Participation and Territorial Projection of the University of Valencia together with the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

The conference was presented by Silvia Vèrnia, Director of the AVAF Training and Prevention Area, and was attended by the Professor of Constitutional Law of the University of València, Rosario Serra, who offered a conference with the title “Are we alone and defenseless against fake news and information manipulation? ”. Once the conference was over, an open debate was held among all those attending.

The UNISOCIETAT program aims to provide training to all those who have a desire to learn by taking the university to different locations in our geographical area.

Journalism students from the Miguel Hernandez University participate in the Docufórum activity organized together with the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency

On November 5, a total of 55 second-year students of the Degree in Journalism at the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) participated in a Docufòrum activity organized by the university together with the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.
The objective of this activity is for students to debate the phenomenon of corruption as a preventive measure while seeking to create public ethics and integrity.
The activity consisted of the screening of the documentary “Corruption: harmful organism” in which the effects that cause corruption are collected to later establish a debate on different aspects of corruption in which personnel from the prevention area of ​​the Valencian Antifraud Agency participated. .
The students have participated actively by answering a questionnaire before and after, as well as asking questions about the operation and follow-up by the agency of the complaints that reach this institution.
The activity has been coordinated by the professor of the Political Science area, Victoria Rodríguez Blanco and the director of the Prevention and training area of ​​the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Silvia Vèrnia and has been carried out in a dual way with 40 students participating through Google Meet and the rest in person.

The Valencian Antifraud Agency publishes a recommendation on the need for planning to prevent corruption in public administrations

Valencia, November 3, 2020.– The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has published a recommendation that emphasizes the importance of planning as a key tool to prevent the risks of corruption in public administrations.

Among the main risks of corruption detected is precisely the lack of planning of public policies and their management since without such planning the general interests cannot be prioritized, prevailing the culture of improvisation and of the “urgent” over the ” important”.

Likewise, the lack of planning leaves open the door to other risks such as conflict of interest, unjust enrichment or the lack of control of the activity of public institutions.

Planning is of vital importance also in crisis contexts such as the current one that we are experiencing with COVID-19 since planning offers us a strategic vision that allows us to reallocate resources in those areas of activity that, because they are considered “essential services”, must be reinforced .

This new AVAF recommendation, in addition to pointing out the value of planning as a basic tool for the prevention of corruption, provides some clues on how this planning should be carried out, pointing out the consequences caused by the lack of it and affects the need to evaluate the plans and take measures in the face of detected deviations between what is intended and what has been achieved.