New politics. A new Europe. / Thriving Together

Digital government

  • Support administrative best practice sharing and mutual support services across EU countries to ensure governments redesign processes from scratch when digitising them, ensuring their goals are met efficiently and citizens can understand and follow them easily, with clear timelines and outcomes.

  • Where appropriate, transition to paperless processes in both EU institutions and Member States, adopting harmonised ICT standards and offering multi-device friendly services. 

  • Roll out the EU Digital Identity Wallet, which should be able to digitally store an EU ID, national ID and other public certificates from all Member States, while ensuring user control, decentralised data storage and robust data protection.

  • Set up cross-border innovation teams, create a central “EU IT Traineeship Initiative” and introduce EU-sponsored skills certifications, boosting inter-EU collaboration and elevating the digital prowess of public sector employees.

  • Ensure offline availability of digital services, for example by staff guiding citizens through digital processes.

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