New politics. A new Europe. / Thriving Together

Make affordable and accessible public transportation a reality for all

  • Promote active transportation like walking and cycling, and guarantee safe infrastructure, reducing traffic fatalities;

  • Encourage denser urban planning and efficient land use to reduce urban sprawl, thereby reducing carbon emissions, improving health and minimising disease, hospitalisation and death;

  • Make affordable and accessible local transportation a reality for all Europeans through the creation of comprehensive and reliable urban and suburban rail networks;

  • Create a European Transport Authority (ETA), with consultative legislative authority and financial resources, to shift responsibilities to the European level. The ETA will oversee investments in cross-border and high-speed rail infrastructure across Europe, closing existing gaps in rail connectivity.

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