What does Volt stand for? / Volt policy groundwork

Our vision

Volt Belgium’s political vision is at the core of our policy program and all our future electoral programs. It summarises the core of Volt Belgium’s political vision on the 5+1 challenges designed by Volt Europa.

Our political vision

Volt senators from the Netherlands (Eddy (l) & Gaby (r))

Our political vision is the endpoint of an internal democratic process in Volt Belgium. In 2021, the Political Vision was developed through a combination of political vision task forces, surveys and member participation moments. In October 2021, Volt Belgium's general assembly officially approved this political vision.

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.

  • 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.