Mogens Hobolth
PhD in European Studies


Last updated March 18, 2012

The European Visa Database

I constructed the European Visa Database as part of my research project. The dataset covers three key dimensions of mobility regimes: visa requirements, consular coverage abroad and issuing practices. It also contains a Mobility Barriers Index providing restrictiveness scores taking all three dimensions into account. The aim of the database is to facilitate and encourage further quantitative inquiry into mobility barriers, and provide a tool for qualitative researchers to contextualize their findings in a wider landscape of cases.