Follow us all through 2023 and 2024 as we create our programme for the European elections.
Moving Forward in 2023
It’s important to us at Volt that the priorities of our members are at the heart of every policy that we make. Now as we prepare our electoral programme for the 2024 European Elections, we’re inviting Volters to help shape the vision that we will present to the whole of Europe.
In October 2022, Volt members from across Europe were asked to rank their 10 political priorities from a list of more than 30 supplied by the Policy Team. Their ranking gave us a key insight into what Volters feel are the most important issues facing Europe today and what Volt should tackle in its 2024 Electoral Policy Programme.
More than 600 of our members voted for a policy programme based on these 10 priorities:
- A more democratic union
- Energy transition and safety
- Climate change mitigation
- Common European defence
- Equal opportunities
- Common migration policy
- Tax justice
- European infrastructure and connectivity
- Sustainable prosperity
- The future of education
Fast forward to 2023, and Volt’s Policy Team is working hard to translate the members’ priorities into an exciting Policy Programme for upcoming European Elections. We have gone through a major restructuring process, building a professional team and working with experts to build a programme that captures our vision for Europe. We are committed to working with diverse voices and listening to our members as we work towards 2024.
Creating our Electoral Policy Programme
Putting our vision for Europe on paper is a massive task, requiring hours of hard work, dedication from our team, volunteers and members, and valuable insights from policy experts. We want to invite the entire Volt community to take part in this process to create a ground-breaking Political Programme to present at the November General Assembly.
Our policy team is currently working on defining our vision for Europe in 2040 based on our members’ priorities and drafting our policy proposals. They are working to produce two main documents, our Policy Aspirations and Policy Proposals.
1. Policy Proposals
Aspirations in hand, it is time to add the detail. The Policy Proposals are what we intend to do to achieve the vision of Europe drawn up by the Policy Shapers. Each Policy Proposal will include:
- Why it’s important for the future of Europe
- How we will pursue its implementation in Parliament
- How we will fund that implementation
2. The Campaign Programme
Finally, we will collate our Policy Programme into a comprehensive Campaign Programme, highlighting our most important policies for the 2024 EU elections. This will be an updated version of the Amsterdam Declaration (our 2019 manifesto) which takes into account recent changes in Europe, new challenges facing the Union and the current priorities of our members.
3. Policy Aspirations
This is our inspiration at Volt. An achievable vision for the future of Europe written out on paper. Envisaged by our team of Policy Shapers, Policy Aspirations take our political priorities and answer the question of exactly what we want to achieve.
Take the example of Sustainable Prosperity, which was voted as a key goal by our members. Creating an aspiration around this theme, the team will write a visionary 500-word text about the future that Volt wants to build 15 years down the line. This gives us something concrete to work towards with the Policy Proposals.
4. Our priorities
A More Democratic Union
Guarantee the democratic and participatory future of our common European dream!
Disinformation & foreign influence
Fight against disinformation and protect the fundamental freedoms of citizens!
Common European Defence
Push for a united Europe with a common army and a unified defense policy!
Global Democracy Promotion
Promote and defend democracy in the world!
Self-Determination of Peoples
Protect the legitimate right of peoples to self-determination!
Housing and city planning
Creating healthy cities with affordable housing options must be our future!
European infrastructure & connectivity
Work for a high-speed Europe, connected to an ecological and prosperous future!
Digitalisation & State Modernisation
Making the EU a true public service for its citizens
Protect Citizen Privacy
Protect the privacy of citizens with a digital right that protects against all forms of abuse!
Push for a health care system for a healthy Europe
Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence
Turning risk into opportunity - AI can be a positive lever
World-leading Scientific Research
Redefine scientific research and focus on sharing knowledge to progress!
Corruption & Cronyism
Guarantee the separation of the State and large companies to build the society of tomorrow.
The future of education
Make Europe a viable and affordable space for all generations to feel at home!
Create an equal society and a stronger society!
Create a Europe without borders and freedom for people of all abilities!
Respect & Protect Sex Work
Take sex workers' rights seriously!
Equality of Outcomes
Work towards a fairer and more stable Europe through a fair distribution of results!
Reassuring equal opportunities for all Europeans for a fairer future!
Own your body
Owning your body is the way towards self-actualization!
Create a new economy for a healthy, prosperous and sustainable society!
Legitimize the Union with a stronger and more equal tax justice!
Ensure that every region of the EU becomes a place of opportunity and prosperity!
Global Competition & Single Market
Make the single market sustainable for our Europe of tomorrow!
The Future of Trade
Enable our development as a society and the autonomy of the EU!
Intra European Competition
Make our future economic model fair, inclusive and proactive!
The future of work in Europe
Make work innovative and useful to improve the lives of all Europeans!
Protect the World’s Ecology
Restore the ecology of the planet with the EU as a world champion of ecology!
Nurture Global Biodiversity
Stop the degradation of ecosystems to restore our nature and achieve food security
Energy Transition & Safety
Ensure a healthy future for us and our planet with green and safe energy
Prevent Natural Disasters
Prevent extreme events in the future is today's challenge, not tomorrow's!
Common migration and asylum policy
Ensure that everyone has a right to belong to Europe and to flourish there!
Mitigation of global warming