What we stand for / Smart State


When it comes to the digitalization of administration, Switzerland performs poorly compared to other countries. Volt wants to change that and have digital administration like in Estonia introduced, which is considered an international pioneer in digitalisation.

  • Introduce state electronic identity
    Everyone should receive an electronic identity (eID) secured by decentralised and transparent technology, which provides secure access to all municipal, cantonal or federal services, making trips to a counter unnecessary. Report your move, apply for a new passport or register your vehicle from the comfort of your own home.

  • Offer secure electronic voting and elections
    Every eligible voter should be able to vote digitally using the secured eID. A decentralised solution that is regularly audited by external experts ensures a transparent and secure democracy. You have until voting Sunday to withdraw or change your vote if you wish. However, the possibility of going to the polls should not be abolished. Everyone should be able to decide for themselves how they want to vote.

  • Introduce a decentralised digital patient record
    Everyone should receive a decentralised patient record (ePD) in which all of a person's health-relevant information, including prescriptions, is compiled and displayed on demand by the various service providers. As a patient, you decide for yourself which of your data you share with which doctors and you can view and revoke all access down to the second at any time. The ePD puts you in control, the unsafe and inefficient faxing of patient data between doctor's offices can be avoided, and emergency paramedics can see critical information such as your blood type right at the scene of the accident in order to be able to treat you in the best possible way.

  • Create security through transparency
    All eGovernment systems should be regularly audited by international, independent experts and the results made publicly available. The software for these solutions must be as transparent as possible and made available to the public in a public code repository.

  • Expand on digital rights
    The digital rights of the Swiss are to be massively expanded. For this purpose, EU data protection laws such as GDPR, DMA or DSA should be adopted.

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.