All across Europe, Volt works on the same goals
Climate change, Covid, security and migration do not respect borders.
And neither are the solutions. Volt's vision is that the great challenges of today can only be solved through greater European cooperation. Politics is stuck in last century solutions. We are looking for realistic, social and sustainable solutions for the 21st century. Volt tackles these in six issues.
- Solutions for climate, migration and security
- A new approach to the economy
- Equal opportunities: care, education and work
- Modern government
- More participation at all levels
- The European Union of the 21st century
A strong Europe for more stability
Solutions for climate, migration and security
Today's major problems do not respect national borders
In an interconnected world, Europe needs to assume its responsibility in global issues, in particular those concerning climate change, food security, public health, migration and refugee crises. In line with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we aim to take action to eradicate poverty, generate jobs, build a circular economy, ensure fair trade, secure livelihoods and build infrastructure for sustainable development and growth.
Provide direction if you want to progress
A new perspective for the economy
Covid has dealt a heavy blow to our economy. As we recover, we must not repeat the old mistakes, but look to the economy of the future.
Europe's economies must become the engine of ecological transition and social progress and provide a decent standard of living for all. To achieve our goal, we have established three key levers: rebuilding economically competitive areas, fostering leadership in innovation, and pushing the European Union to become a "social union". This requires innovative concepts and policies to cut red tape, strengthen the labour market, revive innovation in our economies, invest in smart and sustainable productivity, tackle unemployment, and create a more unified European social and fiscal system that promotes ecological transition.
Where you are at home is more important than where you were born
Equal opportunities: health care, education and work
After years of job cuts, health care is on its last legs and the quality of education is declining. We want to provide equal opportunities and security for all.
Citizens and residents of the European Union must be guaranteed the same rights and opportunities. Human rights must be respected and enforced! To ensure this, we want to tackle all types of inequality and discrimination, reduce poverty and provide access to health care, education and basic needs. Most importantly, no one should be left behind! We want to close the gender gap by 2025, give everyone access to their own bodies, and end homelessness in Europe.
The world is changing and we must not stand idly by
A modern government
21st century society demands modern government.
Governments must ensure high quality public services for their citizens and residents. Faced with challenges such as social inclusion or equal opportunities, these public services must innovate in sectors such as education, health and justice. Smart states respond to these challenges by continuously adapting themselves thanks to tools that allow them to gain in efficiency and to build a different relationship with their citizens through collaborative and transparent governance that takes into account the proposals of citizens and is accountable to them.
It is better to think together than to criticise alone
More participation at all levels
Citizens must have a say in what happens in their neighbourhood, their community, their region, their country and in Europe.
This challenge shows how citizens can have a more direct influence on their government, what kind of information governments should publish and how citizens can be best informed to participate in democratic life. This means that we are looking for best practices in citizen participation, transparency, ways to structure public media and safeguarding our privacy.
The ball is in the court of a new European generation
The European Union of the 21st century
We see European cooperation as the solution to the problems of the 21st century.
The European project has brought 70 years of peace and stability to our continent. However, the European Union has been rocked by crises and the rise of Euroscepticism. In order to build on its previous achievements, the EU Reform Team is developing (1) ways to improve the governance of the European Union by proposing a clear institutional reform path towards a federal European Union, and (2) concrete proposals for all policy areas.
Future - Made in Europe
Your participation is more important than your colour, gender or beliefs.
Together we are stronger.