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Policy Portfolio

All our policies in one place

The Policy Portfolio is a constantly evolving work that outlines the policies proposed by Volt Europa. This is not a political programme.

To ease reading and understanding, the Mapping of Policies has been divided into six separate documents, one per Challenge.

Why 5 + 1 Challenges?
Volt has defined 5+1 fundamental Challenges that need to be addressed in each European country and in Europe as a whole.

The 5 Challenges are basically the same for each country, but their implementation can be adapted to the national context and take into account local realities.
The +1 Challenge – our proposal to reform and strengthen the EU – is identical across all countries.

These challenges are:
- Smart State: education and digitalisation are key elements in the 21st century.
- Economic Renaissance: an innovative economy must be the engine of society’s progress.
- Social Equality: no-one should be left behind - no matter their gender, income, religion, or origin.
- Global Balance: Europe needs to assume responsibility for its role in global challenges.
- Citizen Empowerment: people must be empowered to influence politics beyond elections alone.
- +1. EU Reform: we love the EU - this doesn’t mean there is no room for improvement.

Download the resources below to discover more about our stances on these topics!

Our Policy Portfolio


Additional Policies


Volt's programme for the European Parliament 2019-2024


How can you contribute to our policy-making?

On the European level:

As a member of Volt you can propose and develop European policies!

  • As a member of a national Volt chapter you are also a member of Volt Europa. As such you can propose new policies for the European Policy Portfolio of Volt!
  • Our European Policies are developed by working groups constituted by the proposing member, other Volt members, and by external experts, where necessary and appropriate.
  • Once a new Proposal has been developed and meets all requirements regarding form and content, it will be put to vote at a European General Assembly of Volt.
  • After a Policy Proposal is accepted by voting, it becomes part of the Policy Portfolio of Volt Europa. 

In this way you can directly influence Volt’s European Policies and be assured that your opinion is taken into account!

On the national level:

Participate in your national Volt Chapter and develop policies for your country!

  • If you, as a member of a national Volt Chapter, see the need for a new or updated national Volt Policy, you can request that a working group be set up. The working group includes you as the proposing member and other Volt members, and it can be supplemented by external experts.
  • The working group develops a Policy Proposal. Once all requirements are met and the Proposal has been confirmed to be in line with the Policy Portfolio of Volt Europa, it is put to vote at the national General Assembly.
  • After an accepting vote at the General Assembly the Proposal becomes part of the Policy Programme of the national Volt Chapter.

Thus, you can actively participate in the development of national Volt Policies and make your voice be heard!

Do you want to learn more about the national Policies of Volt? Then visit the national Volt pages of your choice.

On the local level:

Influence politics in your town or city by collaborating in your local Volt team!

  • By joining your local Volt team - or even by establishing a new local Volt team in a town where there is still no such team - you can make an important contribution to local politics:
  • As a member of a local Volt team you can propose Policies aimed at solving local or regional challenges.
  • Together with the other members of your local team you will discuss your ideas and develop a Policy Proposal.
  • The national Policy Team must confirm that the Proposal is in line with Volt’s principles and the national Policy Programme. After that the new Policy will become part of the political programme and election programmes of Volt in your town or region.

In this way, you can make your voice heard and directly influence the development of local Volt Policies! 

Do you want to learn more about local Policies of Volt? Please visit the city or regional pages on the relevant national Volt pages.

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