Valencia, September 22, 2023.-
The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency (AVAF) has provided, for yet another year, training at the Valencian Institute of Public Administration. The 20-hour course took place 100% online, over 5 sessions of 4 hours each, in which specialized AVAF personnel offered the entire training.
“Public Integrity Policies and Prevention of Fraud and Corruption Risks” has been the new course taught by the Agency, which in its first edition has had the objective of raising awareness of the institutional system against corruption in Spain and in the region of Valencia on the occasion of the recent approval of Law 2/2023, regulating the protection of people who report regulatory infractions and the fight against corruption, as well as the existence of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.
The inauguration of the course, in the session of September 13, 2023, was carried out by Joan Llinares, director of the AVAF. Subsequently, Teresa Clemente, deputy director of the Agency, explained Law 2/2023 in the first presentation of the training.
The director’s intervention highlighted the value of qualified training in public integrity in the prevention and fight against corruption strategy.
For her part, Teresa Clemente explained the protection system for informants or whistleblowers, and the pioneering work in this matter of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency.
On Friday, September 15, the AVAF Analysis and Research Directorate spoke about the importance of the information systems of Law 2/2023. Miguel Furió, head of the Analysis and Research Service, explained the existence of internal and external channels. How to implement a complaints channel in 60 minutes was the challenge presented in the presentation given by Javier Alama, head of the Agency’s ICT Service.
The Agency’s Prevention Service developed the session on September 18 with the participation as teachers of Irene Bravo, head of the Prevention Service, and José Mari San Martin, legal prevention technician. Public integrity plans and risk preventive systems in public management focused the interventions of both teachers.
Anselm Bodoque, head of the AVAF Training Service, developed throughout the session on Wednesday, September 20, the consequences of corruption and anti-fraud policies in the international, state and Valencian context.
In the last session of the course “Public Integrity Policies and Prevention of Risks of Fraud and Corruption”, on Friday the 22nd, the leading role belonged to the students participating in the training process through the workshop “Corruption: harmful organism” and “Conflict of interest ” energized by the AVAF Training Service, formed by Anselm Bodoque, Pilar Moreno and Marita Oliver, training technicians of the Agency. The workshop generated an intense and extensive debate among course participants.
The Valencian Institute of Public Administration is the body responsible for the training policy of personnel at the service of the different public administrations of the Valencian Community.