The Valencian Housing and Land Entity, ISTEC and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency collaborate on public integrity training


The first of the training actions of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency in this year 2023 has been held with the Valencian Housing and Land Entity (EVHa), a public business entity attached to the Second Vice Presidency and Ministry of Housing and Bioclimatic Architecture of the Generalitat Valenciana.

A total of three training days, two in Valencia and one in the city of Alicante, have taken place in collaboration with EVHa due to the interest shown by the entity in public integrity training, after the approval of the anti-fraud measures plan of the institution.

The conferences have been entitled “Public integrity and risks in public management” and in them, the Training service has given all the sessions. The costs of corruption, the importance of the culture of public integrity and the anti-fraud cycle have been analyzed by Anselm Bodoque, head of the Training service, Pilar Moreno and Marita Oliver, AVAF training technicians.

The first of the sessions, on January 12, was inaugurated by the general director of the Valencian Housing and Land Entity, Rafael Eloy Montero Gosalbes, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares Gómez. The director of the AVAF highlighted the work of the Agency as a collaborative and aid organization with a common objective with the rest of the institutions, to increase the prestige of the public administration.

From the instrumental public sector company of the GVA, ISTEC (Sociedad Infraestructuras y Servicios de Telecomunicaciones y Certificación SAU), a representation of its staff participated in the training session on Friday, January 13, due to their interest in increasing their training in public integrity.

The training session in Alicante took place on January 27, 2023 in the Assembly Hall of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Alicante with the participation of staff at the service of the Valencian Housing Entity and the land of Alicante. The AVAF personnel posted to provide the specific training were Anselm Bodoque, head of the Training service, and Marita Oliver, a training technician.

The 110 attendees, at the service of the Valencian Housing and Land Entity and ISTEC, actively participated in the three days organized, of 4 hours each, through conferences and a practical workshop on conflict of interest that allowed debate and Reflection on the risk posed by the incorrect management of conflicts of interest.

Training in integrity and the fight against corruption and fraud in the public administration is essential as a prevention mechanism and in building a culture of organizational integrity.

The Agency thanks the Valencian Housing and Land Entity for organizing these training days, as well as the interest shown by ISTEC in participating in training on integrity and risks in public management.

The 5 regional anti-fraud agencies and offices meet in Palma de Mallorca to discuss the impact of the future Whistleblower Law

Mallorca, January 19, 2023.-

On January 18, the heads of the regional anti-fraud and corruption agencies and offices met in Palma de Mallorca to coordinate the actions to be followed on the occasion of the entry into force of the Law that transposes into the Spanish legal system known as the Whistleblower Directive.

This European Directive 1937/2019 of the European Parliament refers to the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law.

In addition to the staff that holds the direction in each of the agencies and offices, they were present at the meeting of the legal services to discuss the impact that the state law that is currently in the Senate after its approval by the Congress of Deputies may have on the respective laws and regulations.

The meeting held at the headquarters of the Balearic Parliament was attended by the Antifrau Office of Catalonia; the Office for the Prevention and Fight against Corruption of the Balearic Islands; the Andalusian Office against Fraud and Corruption; the Office of Good Practices and Anticorruption of Navarra and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.

#DocuforumAVAF begins the year 2023 in the 1st year of high school classrooms of the Colegio Maristas de Algemesí (Valencia) with “Corruption: harmful organism”

Algemesi. – January 16, 2023.

The #DocuforumAVAF training activity began in 2023 in the town of Algemesí, in the Ribera Alta region.

The Agency’s learning experience consists of several phases and aims to make students reflect on strategies to combat fraud and corruption in society, paying special attention to the need to protect people who report corruption.

The students of the 1st year of high school of the Nuestra Señora de la Salut – Maristas de Algemesí School had the opportunity to see the documentary “Corruption: harmful organism” on Pandora Box TV, in a first session with their teachers and warn of the retaliation against those who are subjected to corruption whistleblowers.

Last Monday, January 16, in a second session carried out in the classroom by the training technician Pilar Moreno, the students were able to resolve their doubts and questions regarding the daily risks faced by people who report and how corruption is prevented and pursued.

The figure of the controllers of the local administration, the conflict of interest, the anti-corruption agencies or what younger people can do to avoid fraud and corruption, were some of the issues raised and debated by those present at the activity.

The Valencian Antifraud Agency through #DocuforumAVAF has the opportunity to show in the classrooms of schools, institutes and universities throughout the Valencian Community, its objectives, functions and present and future challenges in matters such as public integrity, prevention and protection from whistleblowers of corruption. Gamification in the classroom is used in this training activity to stimulate debate and student participation.

In the docuforum on January 16 in Algemesí, 55 were the participants, including students from the Erasmus Plus program who had recently arrived from Norway. During the session there was the opportunity to compare the data on the perception of corruption in Norway and Spain, thanks to data from Transparency International, as well as the democratic quality index of the University of Gothenburg. The differences between the two countries were notable, which surprised those present.

If you are a university or high school teacher in the Valencian Community and you are interested in having the training activity “Docuforum: Corruption, harmful organism” carried out in your classroom, do not hesitate to contact the training service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency at via