The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency participated on May 11, 2022, in the Unisocietat training activity of the University of Valencia organized in Quart de Poblet to discuss ethics and public integrity.
This activity is carried out within the framework of the collaboration agreement between the Agency and the University of Valencia and aims to raise social awareness of collective ethics and the prevention of fraud and corruption in all areas of public life throughout the Valencian territory. .
The conference was given by the professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Valencia, Cristina García Pascual, who analyzed what is expected of public servants committed to the public good for decision-making with professionalism, transparency and responsibility. It developed the obligations that support public decision-making, insisting on article 8 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, on ethical behavior for the fulfillment of good public service.
The representative of the Agency, Marita Oliver, Training Technician, focused the intervention by explaining the functions and independence of the AVAF, as well as talking about the complaint’s mailbox and the protection of people who alert about corruption.
The conference was attended by 20 people and generated a debate about the difficulty of denouncing in structures as hierarchical as public administrations. The interventions of the attendees insisted on the weaknesses of good public service, as well as the social and economic costs of corruption.