The learning experience “Docuforum on ethics and public integrity”, created by the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency for the debate on corruption in the classrooms of the Valencian Community, is one of the most demanded training activities of the AVAF.
Last Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the AVAF Training Service carried out four docu-forum activities in two of the public universities of the Valencian Community and in a public institute in Alzira.
The José María Parra Secondary Education Institute held the first of the day’s docuforums and the first held in the town of Alzira (Ribera Alta). The training activity took place in the subject of Economics in the 1st year of Baccalaureate and was carried out with the collaboration of the teacher Marta Tormo. On behalf of the Training Service, Pilar Moreno, AVAF training technician, intervened, who answered the doubts and questions of the 17 students of the subject.
The Universitat Jaume I of Castelló hosted the second of the docuforums on Wednesday, May 4. Led by Marita Oliver, the Agency’s training technician, the activity was attended by more than 65 first-year students of the Journalism Degree. The great participation of students in the session made it possible to appreciate that they were very interested in knowing the reason why in Spain there is no state agency to fight fraud and corruption, in anti-corruption strategies and in the regulation of institutional gifts. .
The Law and Political Science degrees of the University of Valencia were the framework in which the last two docu-forums of the day were held.
The students of the Criminal Law subject, from the 3rd year of the Law degree, taught by Professor Clara Viana, were very active in the elaboration of reflections, doubts and questions, focused, among others, on the protection offered to fraud and corruption alert persons, and in the Valencian corruption prevention system. Anselm Bodoque, head of the Agency’s Training Service, was in charge of stimulating the debate with the students.
The last of the docu-forums held on May 4, in the subject of Administrative Law in the 2nd year of the Politics Degree, taught by Professor Desamparados Segura, generated many questions and an intense debate by the attending students. Doubts and questions were answered by Teresa Gascó and Carmen Domínguez, technicians from the Prevention Service, and by Anselm Bodoque, head of the AVAF Training Service. The debate focused on the obstacles faced by the Agency, how citizens could help reduce fraud, and how corruption affects the quality of life of citizens and the progress of countries.
The ethics and public integrity docuforum is organized in two training sessions. In the first of them, the students watch the documentary “Corruption: Harmful Organism” and other AVAF audiovisual materials in the classroom together with the collaborating teacher. As a result of the doubts and questions raised by the young people, transferred to the Agency, the second session was created, led by the AVAF staff.
The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency continues to bring the institution, its objectives and functions closer to high school and university education classrooms, to participate in the formation of a more informed youth in the fight against corruption, integrity and transparency.
If you are a university, secondary or high school teacher and you are interested in having the training activity “Docuforum: Corruption, harmful organism” carried out in the subject you teach, do not hesitate to contact the Training Service of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency at through firstname.lastname@example.org.