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What should I avoid?

The image features a European Union flag with its circle of twelve golden stars on a blue background, waving in front of a modern glass building. In the foreground is a blurred 'no entry' traffic sign, against the clearly focused EU flag.

On these pages you will find information on what human trafficking and smuggling are, how the EU works to prevent these crimes, punish the offenders and protect the victims.

You will also find out how the EU deals with children from outside the EU who travel alone to EU countries.

You will also find information on staying in an EU Country without permission and on returning to your own country.