Briefing of the General Assembly of Volt Europa in Prague

Briefing of the General Assembly of Volt Europa in Prague

Oct 12, 2022
Review of our General Assembly in Prague and the Country Council Retreat
Volt France - Assemblée Générale à Prague 2022

The general assembly

Damian Boeselager giving a speech
Presentation of Damian Boeselager, MEP of Volt

The results of the votes cast at the General Assembly in Prague on matters with legal implications have been published. We refer in particular to Vote #3 (Governance proposals), Vote #6 (Election for the Internal Audit Committee) and Vote #7 (Treasury & Finance).

As for the other votes, as they have no legal consequences for the party, the results will be processed by the relevant teams and presented later.

The European Commission will continue to work on these priorities in the run-up to the European elections in 2024. These are the priorities that will be worked on in the run-up to the European elections in 2024:

1️⃣ A more democratic Union
2️⃣ Energy transition and security
3️⃣ Mitigation of global warming
4️⃣ Common European defence
5️⃣ Equal opportunities
6️⃣ Common Migration Policy
7️⃣ Tax justice
8️⃣ European infrastructure and connections
9️⃣ Sustainable well-being
🔟 The future of education

Finally, the last key announcement: the next European GA will be held in Bucharest on 3 and 4 June 2023!

The country council retreat

Volt Europa - Country Council retreat Prague 2022
The country council of Volt Europa

As usual, the Volt Europa Country Council meets the two days before the General Assembly. The council is composed of the co-chairs of all Volt chapters. It oversees the work of the Bureau and the platform for coordination between countries.

During the two days, the country council discussed the draft Memorandum of Understanding, a document setting out the guidelines that each chapter should follow, from the composition of the bureau to the publication of annual reports. Germany and the Netherlands gave an overview of their ongoing campaign preparations, organisational structure and back-planning for the Europeans, before we discussed how chapters should approach coalitions in case it is not possible to stand alone for financial or technical reasons.

On the second day, the European Co-Presidents presented their quarterly review and objectives for the next three months, before the chapters shared their successes and failures and their perspectives until the end of the year. The day ended with the discussion and finalisation of the Council's expectations of the European Office for the future, including for example a clear roadmap for the European elections. The Council also decided to devote at least half of its bi-weekly meetings to the preparation of the campaign and to look for more opportunities for collaboration.

About Volt

As the first truly pan-European party, Volt is committed to reforming the European Union so that global challenges can be solved in a pan-European way. A federal, functioning European republic must be the basis. Volt's vision: a progressive Europe with an inclusive society, a climate-friendly economy, an adaptable education system and self-determined digitalisation.

Volt is convinced that only through the democratic participation of all European citizens can Europe prepare for a sustainable, economically strong and socially just future. This is why Volt acts at all levels - from local to European, as a movement and as a party. The movement gives all European citizens a voice and the opportunity to engage politically from within society. Today, Volt is present all over Europe: Thousands of people of all ages and professions are engaged in 30 European countries with teams in hundreds of cities.

For interview requests or further information, please contact us at the following address

Charlotte Barsky - Member of the board of Volt France
Mail : charlotte.barsky@volteuropa.org

Robin Fontaine - Member of the board of Volt France
Mail : robin.fontaine@volteuropa.org 

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