The #DocuforumAVAF learning experience, created by the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency for the debate on corruption in the classrooms of the educational centers of the Valencian Community, is one of the most requested training activities of the AVAF.
In the 2022-2023 academic year, the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia has included the AVAF University Docufòrum activity in the Center Innovation Project (PIC).
The #DocuforumAVAF 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 Antifraud Agency has discussed these issues with students of the third year of the Law Degree. Thus, on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 in the afternoon, two new #DocuforumAVAF were held at the Faculty of Law, of the University of Valencia. 90 students from two groups of the subject of Financial and Tax Law participated in the training activity. The activity had the collaboration of Professor Jorge J. Milla Ibáñez from the Department of Financial Law and History of Law. Marita Oliver and Anselm Bodoque, Training Technician and Head of the AVAF Training Service respectively, were 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.
Given the questions raised by the students about the protection of complainants, the Agency’s work in this regard was explained to them, and they took the opportunity to inform them of the obligations of the recently approved Law 2/2023, regulating the protection of people who report on regulatory and anti-corruption violations. In this sense, in recent years the Valencian Community has built a legal framework of integrity that allows the improvement of the democratic quality of the institutions.
In the debate, the students showed interest in the investigation procedure, as well as in the profile of the Agency’s staff. He was also concerned about the strategies to fight against fraud and corruption in Spain, being surprised that the Penal Code does not include corruption as a crime.
The activity has been organized in collaboration with the 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 #DocuforumAVAF “Corruption: harmful organism” carried out in your subject, do not hesitate to contact the Training Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency through from firstname.lastname@example.org.