We are an institution specifically tasked with upholding the transparency and integrity of public sector administrations and employees in Catalonia. The priority goal of the Anti-Fraud Office is to prevent and investigate possible cases of fraudulent use or allocation of public funds. This aim encompasses any other irregular appropriation deriving from behaviour involving conflict of interest or the use for private profit of information arising out of the functions inherent to the work of public sector personnel.
We ensure that the action of public authorities and their representatives is coherent with the values of integrity, honesty, transparency, legality, neutrality, impartiality and objectivity.
Oversight of our activity corresponds to the Parliament of Catalonia, to which we are accountable. Reporting to the body that represents the sovereignty of all Catalans legitimates our work and guarantees its independence.
The Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia was created by Law 14/2008, of 5 November, and began its activity in the last quarter of 2009. Meeting the requirements of the United Nations Convention against Corruption makes us the pioneer institution in Spain.
The Anti-Fraud Office fosters initiatives to consolidate integrity systems in public sector institutions, from town councils to the Government of Catalonia, and promotes the social values that hinder conducts which are corrupt or contrary to the public interest. We are an institution engaged in cultivating and preserving the transparency and integrity of administrations and employees at the service of the Catalan public sector.
Anti-Fraud Office activity is developed along two lines:
Public administrations are obliged to provide preferential, urgent assistance to the Anti-Fraud Office in the investigations and inspections we carry out. This duty of cooperation also extends to individuals and legal persons, public administrations and entities that fall within the scope of action of the Anti-Fraud Office.
The Office collaborates with all other bodies controlling actions of the administration, through the exchange of information and experiences, and by the coordination of our activities.
Training actions organized directly with the institution concerned, through the design of ad hoc programs or "tailor made" programs, with training sessions that allow public servants of local administration to be awareness, whether elected or managers.
Training actions organized in an "open" way , that is to say those sessions included in the framework of the annual training plans of the institutions entrusted with the function of updating and training the public servants of Catalonia, and those that they do in a supramunicipal sphere.
Training actions organized directly with the Institution concerned, through the design of ad hoc programs or "tailor made" programs, with training sessions that allow public servants of the Catalan Government administration to be sensitized.
The sessions with the School of Public Administration of Catalonia were organized in open way for public servants of the Generalitat until September 2013. Since then, the training activities carried out in the School of Public Administration of Catalonia jointly organize by public servants of the Local Administration and the Catalan Government (see data in Local Administration and the Catalan Government).
Training actions organized by the School of Public Administration of Catalonia where the recipients are the public servants of both the local Administration and the Catalan Governmant Administration.
Training actions aimed at various groups of the university: students of masters, managers and personnel of Administration and Services of the Universities.
Training activities organized directly with the interested university, through the design of ad hoc programs or "tailor made" programs, with sessions aimed at students of masters or diplomas.
Training actions organized in an "open" way, that is to say those sessions included in the framework of the annual training plans of the universities that have the task of updating and training the staff themselves.
Conference organized by the Anti-Fraud Office of Cataloniain collaboration with other institutions such as the Parliament of Catalonia, the Menéndez Pelayo International University Consortium of Barcelona, the Pompeu Fabra University or the University of Barcelona.