What we stand for / Economic Renaissance


Work is particularly important in Switzerland. Volt is committed to ensuring that we invest some of our hard-earned productivity gains back into a better work-life balance to improve people's lives and ultimately the economy.

  • Lower the individual working hours
    Individual working hours should be reduced. Through technological advances and automation, we have achieved massive increases in efficiency and productivity over the past few decades. People should bear the fruits of these achievements. Various attempts like Iceland show that reducing working hours to 36 hours while keeping wages the same brings about a massive improvement in various health indicators and thus leads to a further increase in productivity in the majority of monitored companies. 

  • Promote part-time models
    Part-time models and job-sharing models should be promoted for both parents and people without children.

  • Promote remote work
    Home office and remote work should be promoted by employers offering them in principle and only prohibiting them if they give reasonable and fair reasons. Companies should be able to hire interregional and international talent, without these people having to leave their homeland.

  • Ensure equal pay
    All companies should disclose the gender pay gap in their annual balance sheets. This transparency helps to further close the gender pay gap.

  • Work-life balance
    Work and private life should be better compatible. We carry a variety of measures throughout the program such as massively increased shared parental leave, free childcare offers and more.

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.