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

Build a harmonised EU-wide rail system

  • Strengthen and expand the rail system in Europe, by harmonising infrastructure, in particular about the European Train Control System (ETCS), platform height, track gauge and the approval of railway vehicles.

  • Propose considerable EU-wide investments and subsidies on all levels of rail transportation, such as integrated long- and medium-distance railway networks for goods and passengers, a European High-Speed Rail (HSR) network, and regional and local public transport.

  • Expand and improve national and international night train services as a convenient alternative to air travel.

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