New politics. A new Europe. / Thriving Together

Ensure that the fundamental rights of LGBTQIA+ people are respected across the Union

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  • Strongly encourage Member States to ban conversion therapy, depathologise transgender identities, enable trans people to have their gender legally recognised in a simple administrative procedure, and guarantee gender-affirming healthcare for LGBTQIA+ people.

  • Ensure that the Fundamental Rights of LGBTQIA+ people and the respective ECJ and ECHR rulings (e.g., on recognition of same-sex partnership and marriage, legal gender recognition for trans people, and Freedom of Expression) are respected in practice throughout the EU.

  • Create EU funding schemes that are directly accessible by civic, social or political organisations to promote constructive dialogue initiatives between divergent views on LGBTQIA+ rights and other contentious topics that are fuelling a social divide within Europe.

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

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    EU Reform

    We love the EU - this doesn't mean there is no room for improvement