What we stand for / Citizen Empowerment


Through greater transparency in politics, we want to allow people to be able to look more clearly at the representatives they have elected. We want to strengthen trust in politics.

  • Make the remuneration of parliamentarians’ part-time jobs transparent
    Even though parliamentarians now have to declare their part-time jobs, the amount of remuneration, for example, is not transparent - this should be changed immediately.

  • Increase transparency of donations
    In addition, donations should have to be declared more precisely and loopholes in the law should be closed.

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.