The institution

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.

Mission and functions

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:

  1. Prevention of corruption: we promote and foster good practices that contribute to enhancing quality in public service provision and we assist and support administrations and other bodies that make up the public sector of Catalonia. We also collaborate by providing training and advice to staff in the administrations. We create tools and resources and submit proposals and recommendations in accordance with the risks detected and based on following up Anti-Fraud Office activity. In addition, we promote social values that deter the appearance and tolerance of behaviours contrary to integrity in both the public and private sectors.
  2. Investigation of corruption cases: we first determine reliability of the circumstance or conduct that was the subject of the complaint. The result of this analysis will lead to initiation of an investigation, or no further action. Once reliability has been verified, inquiries or inspections are set in motion into possible irregular use or allocation of public funds, as well as into conduct contrary to probity or to the principles of objectivity, efficacy, full submission to the law and respect for people’s rights.

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.

7829

Participants

394

Training actions

1674

Teaching hours

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Satisfaction level

Año Adm. local I Generalitat Administración local Generalitat Jornades Partits polítics Universitats Total general
2020 9.5 - 10 - - - 0
2019 - - 9 9.1 - - 0
2018 - 8.48 8.4 8.13 - 8.39 0
2017 - 8.59 8.31 8.67 8.72 8.55 0
2016 9.29 8.55 8.75 - - 8.88 0
2015 9.28 8.39 9 8.67 - 7.98 0
2014 8.94 8.33 8 8.49 - 8.78 0
2013 9.38 8.35 8.67 8.8 - 8.51 0
2012 - 8.25 8.48 - - 8.58 0
2011 - 8.6 8.28 - - 8.81 0
2010 - 8.12 8.82 7.92 - - 0
Total general 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Awareness raising process for municipalities with more than 40,000 inhabitants

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.

 

Town Council ILE PELC GRC FIE FIR CdI RCP Overall total
Town Council of Badalona   7 56       36 99
Town Council of Barcelona 9   261     179   449
Town Council of Castelldefels   12 20         32
Town Council of Cerdanyola del Vallés   8 32         40
Town Council of Cornellá de Llobregat     23         23
Town Council of Figueres     14         14
Town Council of Gavá   9 53         62
Town Council of Girona 8   79         87
Town Council of Granollers   16 12         28
Town Council of l'Hospitalet de Llobregat     29         29
Town Council of Manresa   10 19         29
Town Council of Mataró     18         18
Town Council of Rubí 13 10 38         61
Town Council of Sabadell   33 100         133
Town Council of Sant Boi 13   77         90
Town Council of Sant Cugat 37   83 19 446     585
Town Council of Tarragona     38         38
Town Council of Terrassa     35         35
Town Council of Vic 7   18         25
Town Council of Vilanova i la Geltrú     13         13
Town Council of el Prat de Llobregat     41         41
Town Council of Esplugues de Llobregat     23         23
Town Council of Santa Coloma de Gramenet   25 77         102
Barcelona of Municipal Services (B:SM)     86         86
Town Council of Viladecans           39   39
Town Council of Mollet           29   29
Overall total 87 130 1245 19 446 247 36 2210
ILE: Integrity and ethical leadership
PELC: The role of the local elected in the fight against corruption
GRC: Managing corruption risks: a managerial responsibility
FIE: Promote integrity in work teams
FIR: Training provided by references
CdI: Management of conflicts of interest in public organizations
RCP: Corruption risks and for the integrity of the procurement of public entities

 

Awareness raising process for municipalities with less than 40,000 inhabitants

 

Town Council PELC GRC Overall total
Town Council of Calella   13 13
Town Council of Palafrugell 9 19 28
Town Council of Parets del Vallés   17 17
Town Council of Salt 8 10 18
Town Council of Arenys de Mar   9 9
Town Council of San Adriá Besós   12 12
Overall total 17 80 97
PELC: The role of the local elected in the fight against corruption
GRC: Managing corruption risks: a managerial responsibility

 

Open sessions

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.

 

Institution ILE PELC GRC ARC ALT Overall total
ACM | FMC (Barcelona)   41       41
ACM | FMC (Girona)   22       22
ACM | FMC (La Seu de Urgell)   12       12
ACM | FMC (Lleida)   44       44
ACM | FMC (Tarragona)   27       27
ACM | FMC (Tortosa)   17       17
Provincial Council of Girona     55 11   66
Provincial Council of Tarragona     49 16   65
Federation of Municipalities of Catalonia     13     13
University of Barcelona       7   7
Provincial Council of Barcelona     75 11   86
Provincial Council of Lleida     3     3
County Council Bages 15   18     33
County Council Garrotxa     9     9
County Council Baix Penedès 32   12     44
County Council Urgell 20         20
County Council de les Garrigues 7         7
Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia (pilot session)     15     15
School of Public Administration of Catalonia 36 107 117 7 310 577
College of Secretaries, Auditors and Treasurers. CSITAL         76 76
Overall total 110 270 366 52 386 1184
ILE: Integrity and ethical leadership
PELC: The role of the local elected in the fight against corruption
GRC: Managing corruption risks: a managerial responsibility
ARC: Corruption risk analysis and prevention plan design
ALT: Others

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).

 

Institution ILE GRC ARC ALT RCP Overall total
Waste Agency of Catalonia         29 29
CTTI         73 73
Employment, Welfare and Family Department         69 69
Catalan Health Service (CatSalut)         42 42
Catalan Water Agency         79 79
Infrastructures of the Catalan Government         37 37
Education Department       26   26
School of Public Administration of Catalonia   186 29     215
Home Affairs Department   151       151
Culture Department   13       13
Governance and Institutional Relations Department   16 12     28
Sustainability and Territory Department 12 164       176
Department of Agriculture, rural, nutrition, and natural environment of the Catalan Government   45       45
Presidency Department 26 45       71
Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia (pilot session)   17       17
Overall total 38 637 41 63 371 1150
ILE: Integrity and ethical leadership
GRC: Managing corruption risks: a managerial responsibility
ARC: Corruption risk analysis and prevention plan design
ALT: Others
RCP: Corruption risks and for the integrity of the procurement of public entities

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.

 

Institution GRC ARC EPR CdI Overall total
School of Public Administration of Catalonia 50   563 33 646
Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia (pilot session)   12     12
Overall total 50 12 563 33 658
GRC: Managing corruption risks: a managerial responsibility
ARC: Corruption risk analysis and prevention plan design
EPR: Public ethics and responsibility in the selection bodies
CDI: Management of conflicts of interest in public organizations

Training actions aimed at various groups of the university: students of masters, managers and personnel of Administration and Services of the Universities.

Ad hoc

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 Offer GRC PELC ALT Cdl RCP Overall total
Postgraduate public procurement diploma. University of Barcelona         15 15
Degree of criminology. 1st course. Public Law subject. University of Barcelona     72     72
International Seminar on Advanced Public Management. Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC)     28     28
Master Prevention, control and reaction to corruption. Public compliance, good governance and good administration. University of Barcelona 20    20 21   61
Interuniversity Master in Public Management. EAPC 30         30
Advanced Public Management Master. University of Barcelona 30         30
Master's Degree in Regional and Local Finance. University of Barcelona     55     55
Postgraduate diploma in leadership and local governance. Autonomous University of Barcelona   13       13
Overall total 80 13 226 21 15 355
GRC: Managing corruption risks: a managerial responsibility
PELC: The role of the local elected in the fight against corruption
ALT: Others
CdI: Management of conflicts of interest in public organizations
RCP: Corruption risks and for the integrity of the procurement of public entities
Open sessions

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.

 

University GRC ARC Overall total
University of Barcelona 54 13 67
Pompeu Fabra University 68   68
Autonomous University of Barcelona 100 32 132
Overall total 222 45 267

 

GRC: Managing corruption risks: a managerial responsibility
ARC: Corruption risk analysis and prevention plan design