No one country can protect all our external borders – it’s a joint effort. In Lesbos, the EU’s naval patrols, security officers and immigration experts are working with Greek coast guards to coordinate border control and reassure the local community.
Zakaria Alo’s difficult and treacherous journey took him from war-torn Syria to Europe. Thanks to the EU’s relocation programme and a team of European heroes, he found a new, safe home in the Netherlands.
National authorities needed to act quickly after uncovering a violent human trafficking ring. Young women, taken from their homes in Bulgaria, were being forced into prostitution in Spain.
In one week 34 gang members were arrested and 13 young women were freed. The operation owed its success to a coordinated European effort.
Radicalisation and extreme views have always existed, but new technologies and the growing polarisation of society make them a particularly insidious threat, especially for young people. Follow 2 mothers, the personal events that brought them to anti-radicalisation work, and the EU-wide network that has given them a new stage to share their stories and join forces with other practitioners in the field.