What we stand for / Social Equality


Every person has the right to housing; the housing situation is becoming increasingly precarious, especially in cities. There is an urgent need for sensible measures to fight against the housing crisis.

  • Create the right of first refusal for cantons and municipalities
    Above all, the high land prices make it impossible to rent urban apartments cheaply. Cantons and municipalities should be given a right of first refusal for building land in order to ensure enough building land for affordable housing.

  • Promote collectively managed housing
    Volt believes in the advantages of housing cooperatives, which are increasingly available in the city of Zurich. This creates an opportunity for exchange in the neighbourhood.

  • Mitigate the “Airbnb effect”.
    Stronger action should also be taken against apartment rental platforms such as Airbnb. At the moment it is extremely worthwhile to rent out an apartment in the city of Zurich on Airbnb, and this must definitely be counteracted.

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.