What are Volt's political goals? / An ambitious climate agenda for Europe

A European, safe and innovative strategy on nuclear energy

  • Allow existing reactors to continue operating in their current form until the agreed-upon end of their lifecycle. Ensure that runtime extensions are permitted only if:

    • all safety regulations valid at the time of the decision are met;

    • long-term operations are performed at the full cost of the operator;

    • the latest level of technological advancements at the time of the evaluation is achieved;

    • the reactor is needed to ensure climate neutrality.

  • Allow the building and operation of already approved reactors under the respective agreed-upon contractual obligations.

  • Allow new reactors only if they are inherently safe (no active safety systems are required to bring the operation into a safe state of shutdown) and robust against outside influences.

  • Promote research and support the adoption of advanced nuclear fission and fusion concepts, such as thorium cycles, molten salt, liquid-metal, Gen4, fast breeder, or small modular reactors.

The 5+1 Challenges

Volt has defined 5+1 fundamental Challenges that need to be tackled in each European country and in Europe as a whole.

Why 5 + 1 Challenges?

The 5 Challenges are basically the same for every country, but their implementation can be adapted on the national level to take into account local realities.

The +1 Challenge – our proposal to reform and strengthen the EU – is identical across all our national programmes.

Read our 2024 Electoral Programme
  • 01

    Smart State

    Education and digitalisation are key elements of the 21st century

  • 02

    Economic Renaissance

    An innovative economy must be the engine of society's progress

  • 03

    Social Equality

    No-one should be left behind - no matter their gender, income, religion. or origin

  • 04

    Global Balance

    Europe needs to assume responsibility for its role in global challenges

  • 05

    Citizen Empowerment

    People must be empowered to influence politics beyond elections alone

  • +1

    EU Reform

    We love the EU - this doesn't mean there is no room for improvement