The Economic and Social Committee (CES) and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency agree to collaborate in the prevention of fraud and corruption

Valencia, March 15, 2023.- The president  of the Economic and  Social Committee (CES), Arturo León, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have signed a collaboration protocol between both statutory institutions.

The purpose of this agreement is the collaboration between both institutions to improve their respective activities for the prevention of fraud and corruption since although they perform different functions, they are complementary.

Among the planned actions is the creation of a Coordination Commission that will meet in the third quarter of each year in order to propose the training actions and of any kind that will be carried out the following year.

Likewise, the ESC may send to the Agency the complaints they receive where possible legal breaches are revealed so that it can carry out the investigations that may be appropriate.

The president of the Committee, Arturo León, has declared that “this agreement will help prevent any case of fraud and corruption in the Economic and Social Committee thanks to the collaboration with the Agency”.

For his part, the director of the Agency, Joan Llinares has indicated that “this agreement will allow the realization of training actions, as well as technology transfer between both public institutions with the aim of preventing fraud and corruption and contributing to the consolidation of ethics and public integrity”.

Declarations by the president of the CES

Declarations by the AVAF director

The INAP and the AVAF continue their collaboration in the “Prevention of corruption in public administrations”


The new collaboration between the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP) and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency (AVAF) has materialized in the third edition of the tutored online course “Prevention of corruption in public administrations”.

The INAP, an international benchmark in the training of personnel employed at the service of public administrations, has included for the third consecutive year in its 2023 Training Plan the course prepared by the AVAF Training Service.

Developed between February 20 and March 13, 2023, the tutored course, with mandatory readings and permanent online debates, incorporated new activities with respect to the two previous editions. Thus, for example, Law 2/2023, of February 20, regulating the protection of people who report violations of regulations and the fight against corruption, of great impact on the subject matter of the course, was published and entered into force. once the activity started, which implied the need to adapt the course materials and discussions.

Along with the legislative developments regarding the protection of informants of corruption and the fight against corruption, there have been weekly online meetings, lasting one hour, which have served to clarify doubts and complete the contents of the course and have served to exchange information. information from the students.

60 people, public employees of the regional and, above all, state administrations, have actively followed the course in forums, jobs and weekly meetings. The 15-hour course has allowed students to learn about the work of the authorities in charge of preventing corruption, the IV Open Government Plan and the recently approved Law 2/2023, among other subjects.

The AVAF teaching team, creator and facilitator of the course, has been made up of Anselm Bodoque, head of the AVAF Training Service, Pilar Moreno and Marita Oliver, Agency training technicians.

With the holding of the online tutored course “Prevention of corruption in public administrations” the work of raising awareness of the importance of fraud prevention and the fight against corruption in the public sector at the National Institute of Public Administration is maintained. and the Valencian Antifraud Agency.

A new #DocuforumAVAF in the classrooms of the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia


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