Newsletter January 2022
Newsletter January 2022
Volt Newsletter - January 2022
> The board retreat
> Preparing the legislative elections
> Our teams on the ground
> Volt across Europe
The board retreat
Our Bureau spent its first retreat in Lille for a weekend of teamwork with the Secretary General and the Strategic Advisor. The main topics were the development of our strategic objectives for the next two years, the structuring of the internal organisation and, of course, the priorities for the next elections. The Board had the chance to spend an evening with the local team in Lille and, it is necessary to make good resolutions, is already planning its next retreat in another part of France.
We have also received the printed version of our white paper "The European Momentum" for the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. We have started sending out copies and are receiving a lot of positive feedback on our first document, which was drafted with contributions from all 27 EU Member State chapters.
More information on our white paper and the 27 national concessions to take Europe forward on our website.
Preparing the legislative elections
The whole Volt France team had to get into the thick of things in the first few days of January. The CNI, the National Investiture Commission, which brings together the board, the regional council, the legal and strategic advisors and the general secretary, has already held its first sessions to invest candidates for the legislative elections. The first candidates invested are :
- Eric Galéra (9e circonscription du Nord)
- Valerie Chartrain & Laurent Romary (7e circonscription hors de France - Europe Centrale)
- Robin Fontaine (5e circonscription hors de France - Péninsule Ibérique)
- Alexandre Lesueur (5e circonscription du Bas-Rhin)
- Cédric Deverchere & Audrey Ngomsik (4e circonscription hors de France - Benelux)
The candidates' pages will be available soon, but you can already support our campaigns by making a donation
If you would like to run with Volt, you can find all the information you need to fill in an application on the following page, everyone is welcome to apply; first date of deliberation of the candidates on 09/01/2022.
Our teams on the ground
The city teams are also resuming their activities. The Strasbourg team participated in a debate on young people in politics, organised by the Débat Jeunes en politique at the FEC (Foyer de l'Étudiant Catholique de Strasbourg).
The Paris team is active both online and offline - from discussing priorities for the upcoming elections to participating in protests for a diplomatic boycott of the next Olympic Games.
In the south, the Nice team also participated in the events.
Volt around Europe
The Volt Portugal team ran in its first national election and, although hopes were higher than the final result, the team aired its first national TV spots, achieved the highest score among small parties in the national debate and doubled its membership.
Volt Netherlands is preparing for the municipal elections and is making progress in a number of cities, including Amsterdam, where Volt is polling at 11% and in second place.
Finally, our partner Neo Kyma and Volt Europa are working together to present a candidate for the presidential election in Cyprus, our first attempt to participate in a presidential election. Read the article in the Cypres Mail.