The focus of the study are people crossing the Ukraine-Poland land border, which is the busiest for both countries and serves as a primary gateway for entering the European Union from Ukraine.
While the available statistics from the border guards and customs officials allow us to see only a part of the picture, big data provides greater insight into what the travelers are like, i.e. where they go, where they come from, who they are and which hurdles they are facing.
The results emanating from the study give chance to identify whether the Ukraine-Poland border caters to the travellers’ needs as well as which pitfalls are present and what the solutions for fixing the bottlenecks are. Their major advantage lies in the fact that these solutions are based on the behavior of millions of travellers that were subject of this study and could serve as a practical contribution to the efficient implementation of the Action Plan on implementation of IBM Strategy.
Paper created within the framework of the Building Safe and Human Borders Through Public Assessment of the Polish-Ukrainian Border project implemented in cooperation with the Stefan Batory Foundation (Poland) and funded by the International Renaissance Foundation. The material reflects the position of the authors and does not necessarily coincide with the position of the International Renaissance Foundation.