Activists of “Europe Without Barriers” developed 8 waves of monitoring of visa practices of the EU member states, that has achieved the following goals:
For the first time all substantial elements of obtaining a visa were summarized and consular service ratings of EU member states, as well as Schengen Zone countries, were formed. The array of data obtained during the research is an important source of information for the Joint Committee of experts in Ukraine and EU.
Discussion of the results of monitoring, providing feedback during meetings in Schengen meetings at EU Office in Ukraine concerning adjustment of individual elements of visa practice.
The translation of the EU Visa Code accompanied by the commentaries of EWB experts.
Introduction of methodology to calculate official visa statistics and development of recommendations to address the existing gaps, which was taken in consideration by the European Commission.