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European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC)

The European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC) is a platform to help Member States improve how they exchange information and coordinate their operations in the fight against migrant smuggling. It also facilitates increased cooperation among Member States themselves, and between them and international organisations, national stakeholders and other European agencies.

The goal of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC) is to support EU Member States in targeting and dismantling the complex and sophisticated criminal networks involved in migrant smuggling.

Identified issues of concern to migrant children to be addressed by EU and national policies, including quality care and alternatives to detention, children and the EU asylum legislation reform, cross border cooperation, including in relation to missing children, trafficked children and Dublin procedures, and durable solutions and procedural safeguards.

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