Volt is a pan-European, progressive movement aiming to revolutionize the way politics is done and to strive for a united, fair, and open European Union that provides opportunities for everyone.
Volt has been started by Andrea Venzon, the currently elected President. The inspiration to start this project came after Brexit and the gloomy trends of 2016. On March 29, 2017, when article 50 was triggered, Volt was just a Facebook page and 5 people willing to challenge the status quo. Without funds, big names, or political endorsements, Volt has now grown into a movement of thousands of supporters in every European country. This initiative was started because reactionary, populist tendencies are threatening the values our members believe in, and because traditional political factions failed to provide attractive and pragmatic answers to the challenges of our time.
Volt is a transnational European movement aiming at setting up political parties in different European countries to run for elections at European, national, and local level under the same values, political guidelines, and objectives. When the movement was founded, the first political target has been set for the European elections of 2019. Volt aims to run for elections in at least 7 European countries. Why 7? Because if the movement manages to elect 25 MEPs from 7 European countries, it will be able to create the first independent political group in the European Parliament - something that no one has ever achieved in the history of this continent! After the European elections, Volt will start campaigning also for national and local elections, all-over the continent and beyond!
No. As a pan-European movement, we want to have a presence and run for election in every European country.
Volt comes from the international unit of measure of electric potential. We chose this name because we aim to bring new energies to Europe, and because it fully represents our fast and efficient team. In addition, the use of an international word allows us to keep the same name across Europe.