Our publications in 2022

Volt France - Drapeau d'UE

Volt and the PRG will represent the pro-European alternative in the North

May 12, 2022
In the legislative elections, the progressive and pro-European choice to balance ecology, economy and social issues is Volt and the PRG
Volt France - drapeau d'Europe

A pro-European France, between social rights, environment and economy, is possible

Volt France, English
May 3, 2022
Volt France denounces the proposal of the New People's Union for Ecology and Society (NUPES) to voluntarily disobey EU rules, especially as their ambi
Volt France - Présidentielles

Presidential elections 2022: On the road to the legislative elections

Volt France, English
Apr 25, 2022
Volt is running for the first time in the parliamentary elections to represent its values of European integration, ecology and inclusiveness
Volt France - Elections

Volt calls to vote against the extreme right and for Emmanuel Macron in the 2nd tour of the presidential elections

Volt France, English
Apr 10, 2022
Volt France calls for a vote for Emmanuel Macron, because the far right must not triumph in the heart of Europe
Volt France - Volt n’apporte de soutien à aucune candidature spécifique à l’élection présidentielle

Volt does not endorse any specific presidential candidate

Volt France, English
Apr 7, 2022
Volt has decided not to endorse a specific candidate in the first round of the presidential election on April 10, 2022

Concertation tramway - Create a park and ride facility on top of the motorway

Mar 22, 2022
Volt Lille - Concertation transport publics de la MEL

Concertation tramway - Leave the Boulevard de Leeds to long-distance buses

Mar 19, 2022
Volt Lille calls for an impact study on the use of long-distance buses in Lille and proposes an alternative route for the tramway
Volt Tourcoing - Prolonger le tramway jusqu'à Mouscron

Volt Tourcoing and Volt Hainaut propose to extend the new MEL tramway to Mouscron

Mar 17, 2022
The members of Volt Tourcoing and Volt Hainaut have submitted a contribution to the preliminary consultation of the MEL on the tramway extension
Volt Lille - Concertation transport publics - Connéxion Mouscron

Concertation tramway - Étendre le tramway à la gare de Mouscron

Mar 13, 2022
We propose to extend the tramway line in Belgium to Mouscron station and, in the long term, to continue to Herseaux and return to Wattrelos
Volt France - Soutien pour l'Ukraine

Europe must support the Ukraine

Volt France, English
Feb 23, 2022
The EU must help strengthen Ukrainian institutions and democracy by supporting its civil society
Volt France - Politique cohérente à la frontière ukrainienne

For a coordinated response on the border of Ukraine

Volt France, English
Feb 4, 2022
Volt is calling on the EU and its leaders to urgently respond to the situation at the Ukrainian border through a coherent EU-Russia policy
Volt France - Parlement Européen

Leading or playing the game? Macron's plans for the French EU Council presidency

Volt France, English
Jan 19, 2022
President Macron has announced EU structural reforms for the EU Council Presidency which, given the shortness of the mandate, should remain symbolic

Our publications in 2018-2021

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Volt Europa Elects New Leadership


Italian Francesca Romana D’Antuono elected Volt Europa’s female co-President alongside Dutch incumbent Reinier van Lanschot. Cypriot party Neo Kyma announces to join Volt, as does Portuguese MEP Francisco Guerreiro. Read more...

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Utopia 2026: Public transport


Public transport in Lille, the MEL and with our neighbouring regions was the topic of our first meeting for our future agenda Read more about our meeting in Wazemmes and the next events ...

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Press Release: Launch of the Volt group Eurometropole


With a small team in Kortrijk, Volt is now looking to create an antenna in Tournai with the objective to. Read more...

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Press Release: Live: Who will take over from Angela Merkel?


Live transmission of the German federal election results in joint event of Volt Lille, ACLE and the German Stammtisch. Read more...

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Press Release: Volt France elects european co-presidency


Volt France members have elected two new European co-presidents that now will prepare the national programme and participation in the upcoming legislative elections. Read more...

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Press Release: Volt committed to regional languages


After the partial censure of the Molac law, Volt France is calling on the government to act to ensure that immersion teaching is protected and that diacritical marks for regional languages are allowed. Read more…

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Press Release: EuropeCares becomes an Independent Humanitarian Organisation


The EuropeCares Organisation will focus on raising humanitarian aid and awareness of societal issues. Volt is committed to a future of greater social innovation and effective policy change. Read more…

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Press Release: Volt France is present for the departmental and regional elections


The pan-European Volt movement marks a major step in its national development and participates in departmental and regional elections in many French territories. Read more...

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Position: Climate Law - Citizen participation is for naming bridges


The leftovers of the Citizens' Climate Convention will be discussed in the National Assembly in the coming days. It is an exercise to claok the efforts against climate change, just as citizen participation initiatives seem to be potemkin conventions. Read more…

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Position: Housing - If you build them, they will come


La création de plus de logements peut dégrader la situation des sans-abris - les recettes municipales n'augmenteront pas sans taxe d'habitation - nos propositions pour une politique de logement plus équilibrée. Lire plus...

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Position: Security - Step by step towards a dystopia


The extension of the Public Safety Act and the collection of religious, political and health data removes yet another piece from the foundation of our democracy and the principles on which our republic was built upon.

Offshore Wind Turbines

Opinion: Offshore wind park - Gone with the wind


After the region declared in its last SRADDET that no more onshore wind turbines will be installed in the Hauts-de-France, we have to be creative to further increase our share of renewable energy. Read more…

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Opinion: Lille-Lesquin - more flights for less emissions?


Lille-Lesquin Airport is planning a major upgrade, which not only includes bringing the airport into compliance with regulatory standards, but also aims to significantly increase the airport's capacity from the current 2.19 million passengers per year to 3.9 million passengers by 2039. Read more…

Opinion: PCAET of the MEL - Too little too late?


The MEL is currently finalising the Territorial Climate-Air-Energy Plan (PCAET) for 2020-2025. Without having the time to study in detail a document with such important consequences, the Volt Lille team would nevertheless like to highlight the weaknesses of the plan that should be considered for its final version. Read more…

Analysis: Eurometropolis - where ambition meets reality


As Rudy Demotte is elected president of the Eurometropole for the third time, one wonders whether the pioneering European project launched in 2008 will finally wake up from its Cinderella sleep or whether we will continue to watch a cross-border version of Groundhog Day. Read more…

Tribune: Who votes after everyone has left?


Why the right to vote for foreigners is so important and how the European Citizens' Initiative VotersWithoutBorders is trying to achieve real universal suffrage for EU citizens. Read more…

Analysis: The reintroduction of neonicotinoides


On 6 October, the French National Assembly voted to pass a law to reintroduce neonicotinoids on the grounds that there was no alternative to protect the French sugar industry from an outbreak of M.Persicae insects threatening the beet crop. Our analysis…

Opinion: Forum Agora


For the new public enquiry on the Forum Agora project based on the project owner's response to the initial public hearing, Volt Lille wishes to raise some points to advocate for a more balanced and sustainable construction. Read more…

Elections: Candidature Citoyenne - let's go!


We have launched our registration page for citizens interested in running in next year's regional elections on a Volt-led list. Read more here…

Position: Recovery Plan adopted by the European Council


After a few days of negotiations, the heads of state and government of the European Union have adopted a 750 billion euro recovery plan to tackle the Covid 19 crisis, including 390 billion euros in grants and 360 billion euros in joint borrowing. Read more…

Activities: Volt cooperates with "Voters without Borders"


"Voters without Borders" is an initiative launched by a group of students for universal voting rights for EU citizens in their country of residence in Europe. Read more…

Position: Election of the MEL President


After the municipal election in Lille, the sincerity of which is contested by practices from another age, the very undemocratic re-election of Mr. Damien Castelain as President of the European Metropolis of Lille shows how much the old world of local politics lives in a vacuum and far from the concerns of citizens. Read more…

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Opinion: What roles for bike in the MEL?


With the Metropolitan Cycling Challenge ending with a new record for kilometres cycled, we have to ask ourselves when the MEL will start to catch up with other regions in terms of cycling infrastructure. Read more…

MEL - Tour des Commuens

Activities: MEL - Tour des Communes


Follow us throughout the month of June and the "Ensemble en Selle" competition to discover how accessible the communes of the MEL are by bike. Read more…

Position: Violence Policiére

Position: Police violence in the US


On 25 May, George Floyd was the victim of a police shooting in Minneapolis. His death shortly after his arrest by the police triggered a wave of protests against racism, discrimination and police violence - a subject that is also being debated in France. Read more…

Tribune Euractif - L'UE sans moyen et mandat

Tribune: Europe without means or mandate - a paper tiger


The European institutions are handicapped by the inability of governments to agree on a common strategy to combat VOCID-19 and its economic repercussions. Today, more than 70 years after the founding of the EU, they remain stalled and dependent. Read more…

Elections: Solidarity


Start addressing the issues that should not be a problem in a truly inclusive city - from poverty to homelessness, from migrants left on the streets to the invisible loneliness of people cut off from the rest of society. Read more...

Elections: Waste


To strive for Lille to become the first 'zero waste' city in France by finding innovative measures and incentives to significantly reduce and recover household waste and waste in the business and construction sector. In addition, to make Lille a clean city, to change the feelings and behaviour of visitors and residents. Read more...

Elections: Mobility


Make Lille and the MEL an example of a region in transition to a less car-dependent society by making public transport the backbone of urban mobility - both affordable and incentivised, both innovative and inclusive. Read more...

Elections: Culture


To turn the city's cultural and leisure capacities inwards - by launching initiatives to promote the internationality and different cultures that exist in the city. Supporting exchange and integration between neighbourhoods and creating living spaces for all. Read more...

Elections: Public service


A city that takes care of its citizens and businesses as if they were customers can distinguish itself in terms of attractiveness. Read more…

Opinion: SRADDET Hauts-de-France


Our opinion of the regional plan for planning, sustainable development and territorial equality. Read more...

Analysis: Your projects make Lille


Synthesis and analysis of the proposals made by the citizens for the participatory budget of Lille in 2020. Read more...

Elections: Participation


Work to establish a new style of municipal politics in Lille - more transparent, accessible and democratic, with an emphasis on elected representatives rather than concentrating power in omnipresent and omnipotent mayors. Read more...

Elections: Housing


To reassure that the development of Lille provides a home for all and the space for a growing citizenry - without sacrificing quality of life, wasting arable land and without the need for car travel to compensate for careless urban planning. Read more...

Elections: Urbanism


Respond to Lille's ambitions to be a green capital and find innovative ways to add greenery to the urban landscape to capture carbon emissions, reduce the risk of urban heat islands and create much needed space for citizens to breathe. Read more...

Elections: Equality


Help to build a society of gender equality by supporting efforts to improve knowledge and recognition of young people's sexuality, by ambitiously reinforcing the interministerial policy on sexuality education, by organising and reinforcing the visibility of the national education system's action in the area of sexuality education, and by giving responsibility to other key socialisation areas for young people outside of school. Read more...

Elections: Education


The third industrial revolution is eating up its children - an education adapted to this reality is needed - that forms individuals with a fulfilled personality in harmony with their interests and skills - capable of social interaction and curious about lifelong learning. Read more…

Opinion: Regulation on intercommunal advertising


Our opinion for the public enquiry on local rules for intercommunal advertising

Opinion: PLU MEL


Our opinion on the PLU2 of the MEL and our wish for a more holistic approach. Read more ...

Elections: Renewables


Create a regulatory environment that allows for both on-site renewable energy creation, local distribution and consumption. The aim should be both to significantly reduce our energy consumption and to create alternative and local energy sources. Read more...

Elections: Security


Make Lille a city where everyone feels safe - without video surveillance and increased police violence, but with a focus on deterring offenders, caring for the homeless and enforcing existing rules and regulations by an attentive municipal police force. Read more...

Elections: Agriculture


Adopt best practices from other European cities and participate in MUFPP to integrate agriculture and biodiversity in the city. The objectives are to quantify the demand, to install a short distance infrastructure and to set up financial incentives for peri-urban farmers and citizens to invest in more food autonomy. Read more...

Elections: Local economy


Focusing business development policy on creating an administrative environment that attracts business and helps entrepreneurs to set up new businesses while creating opportunities for low-skilled workers. Read more...

Position SRADDET - Much to prove, much to loose


Volt Lille's opinion for the public enquiry of the SRADDET of the Hauts-de-France region. Read more...

Analysis: SRADDET Hauts-de-France


Our summary of the regional plan for planning, sustainable development and territorial equality. Read more...