What we stand for / Citizen Empowerment

Media pluralism

Citizens must be able to make informed decisions when voting and elections. Therefore, strong and independent media form the backbone of every democracy. In the fight against increasing populism and polarisation, media forms the basis for breaking through the echo chambers that are forming. It is therefore crucial to counteract the decline in media diversity in recent years.

  • Strengthen public media
    Public law Media should be strengthened. They represent an independently financed supplement to traditional media that is not tied to profits through subscriptions or advertising. This is particularly important in the current situation, in which many smaller media companies are bought up by large corporations or wealthy individuals.

  • Support independent media
    In addition, independent media and local journalism should be given greater support by the federal government. Smaller media in particular offer diversity and increase the population's level of information. Local media should remain independent and provide local reporting so that people are aware of what is happening in their community and canton.

  • Building European media
    Volt Europa calls for the introduction of European media companies so that people can also find out what is happening at European level. Volt stands for innovative journalism - across borders.

The 5+1 challenges

Volt has defined 5+1 fundamental challenges that need to be addressed in every European country and in Europe as a whole.

Why 5 + 1 challenges?

The 5 challenges are essentially the same for each country, but their implementation can be adapted at the national level to take into account local circumstances.

Challenge No. +1 - our proposal to reform and strengthen the EU - is identical in all our national programs. Here in Switzerland, our relations with the EU are the focus.

Take a look at our Europe-wide programme!
  • 01

    Smart State

    Education and digitalisation are key elements of the 21st century

  • 02

    Economic Renaissance

    An innovative economy is the engine for the progress of society.

  • 03

    Social Equality

    No one should be left behind - regardless of gender, income, religion or origin.

  • 04

    Global Balance

    Europe must live up to its responsibility in the world to secure our common future.

  • 05

    Citizen Empowerment

    European citizens must be able to make informed political decisions, independently influence politics beyond elections and exercise their democratic rights.

  • +1

    EU Reform

    We love the EU - but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement.