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EU programme 2019

True to its mission to innovate in politics and provide a coherent response across national borders, Volt campaigned across Europe on a single platform for the European elections: the Amsterdam Declaration.

This visionary and realistic document was drafted with contributions from hundreds of volunteers, reviewed by experts and democratically adopted at our General Assembly in Amsterdam in October 2018. It is our blueprint for Europe and the commitments we make for our work in the European Parliament. With these commitments, we will bring new energy to politics and shape the Europe we all need.

Beyond the commitments made in the Amsterdam Declaration, Volt has developed a detailed version, explaining, for each commitment, the actions needed to implement our platform.

Read our election programme for the 2019 elections of the European Parliament here.

The 5+1 challenges

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

Why 5 + 1 Challenges?

The 5 Challenges are basically the same for every country, but their implementation can be adapted on the national level to take into account local realities.

The +1 Challenge – our proposal to reform and strengthen the EU – is identical across all our national programmes.

View the details of our vision
  • 01

    Smart State

    Education and digitalisation are key elements of the 21st century

  • 02

    Economic Renaissance

    An innovative economy must be the engine of society's progress

  • 03

    Social Equality

    No-one should be left behind - no matter their gender, income, religion. or origin

  • 04

    Global Balance

    Europe needs to assume responsibility for its role in global challenges

  • 05

    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