“Prevention of corruption in public administrations” The new collaboration between the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency and the National Institute of Public Administration.


L’Agència Valenciana Antifrau ha celebrat, per segona vegada, el curs en línia tutoritzat “Prevenció de la corrupció en les administracions públiques” en col·laboració amb l’Institut Nacional d’Administració Pública.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has held, for the second time, the tutored online course “Prevention of corruption in public administrations” in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Administration.

The INAP, a benchmark institution in the training of personnel employed by public administrations, included this course in its 2022 Training Plan, aware of the need to continue raising awareness and raising awareness of the importance of fraud prevention and corruption in the public sector.

The online course has been developed between May 9 to 29, 2022 and has had new activities and content, compared to the first edition held in October 2021.

In addition to legislative developments in the area of ​​prevention and fight against fraud and corruption, weekly one-hour conferences have been held, which have completed the contents of the course and have resolved doubts and expanded the information, responding to the interest shown by the students regarding different aspects of the course.

The more than 60 students who have actively followed the course in the forums and conferences are public employees of the local, regional and state administration, who provide their services in town halls, councils, ministries, AEAT, Social Security, Higher Sports Council, ADIF , CIEMAT (Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) or the Court of Auditors, among other institutions.

Focusing on the strategies of prevention and fight against corruption in public administrations, the students have worked for three weeks on the most relevant concepts in the matter and obtain tools, recommendations and guides related to the prevention and fight against corruption. fraud and corruption in Spain. The contributions and reflections of the students have enriched the contents of the course and have highlighted some of the concerns of public servants in public integrity.

In the 15-hour course, the participants have shown special attention to the Spanish system of authorities in charge of preventing corruption, the IV Open Government Plan and Directive 2019/1937 on the protection of people that report on violations of Union Law and the preliminary draft presented by the Government of Spain, among other matters.

The AVAF teaching team, creator and promoter of the course, has been formed on this occasion by Anselm Bodoque, head of the Training Service, Pilar Moreno and Marita Oliver, training technicians of the Agency.

Unisocietat Requena debates on Next Generation funds


The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency participated on May 26, 2022, in the Unisocietat training activity of the University of Valencia organized in Requena to discuss the control of the Next Generation.

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 Administrative Law at the University of Valencia, Reyes Marzal Raga, who delved into the Next Generation European mechanism or European Recovery Fund created to overcome the consequences of the Covid-19 health crisis. In this sense, it must be remembered that Spain, through Royal Decree Law 36/2020, of December 30, approved urgent measures for the modernization of the Public Administration and for the execution of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.

During the conference, Professor Marzal analyzed all aspects of the new regulatory framework, and the need to articulate adequate control mechanisms to avoid cases of fraud or corruption.

The representative of the Agency, Anselm Bodoque, none of the Training Service, focused the speech by explaining the functions and independence of the AVAF, as well as talking about the complaint’s mailbox and the protection of people who, in the face of potential cases, alert about corruption. Likewise, he recalled that the annual economic costs of corruption and fraud in Spain are, according to the IMF, 60,000 million euros, an amount that multiplies by four the annual contributions that Spain will receive for the Next Generation funds in the next five years.

The conference was attended by 17 people in person and generated a debate on the difficulties of reporting based on fear, ignorance and the effects of reporting. The interventions of the attendees insisted on the value of the quality of public services, as well as on the social and economic costs of corruption.


The UMH and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency carry out joint actions in the field of prevention and fight against fraud

Elche, may 25, 2022.- The rector of the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) of Elche, Juan José Ruiz, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency (AVAF), Joan Llinares, have signed a collaboration framework agreement. Through this agreement, both entities will develop joint actions in the field of prevention and fight against fraud.

On behalf of the UMH, the signing was also attended by the manager, Emma Benlloch, and the head of the Internal Control Service, Francisca Moya. For its part, representing the AVAF have been present the deputy director and Legal Affairs, Teresa Clemente, and the director of Prevention and Training, Víctor Almonacid.

Among the actions that will be carried out, the carrying out of outreach, training and research activities stand out; access to bibliographical and documentation collections; the use of premises and facilities for holding specific activities; or collaboration and assistance in the field of new technologies. This framework agreement also includes the possibility of signing specific agreements for carrying out internships for UMH students at the Valencian Agency itself, as well as training actions for University staff.