What are Volt's political goals? / Healthy European Ecosystems

Reform the EU's Animal Welfare Directive

  • Include species laws to cover all animals commonly farmed or kept by humans

  • Phase out long-distance animal transport outside of the EU, and impose strict limits within the bloc

  • Phase out fur production and prohibit fur imports 

  • Phase out individual caging with the support of CAP funds

  • Outlaw the shredding and gassing of male chicks and transition to pre-hatching alternatives

  • Inforce legislation that prohibits pig tail-docking

  • Outlaw the rearing of fast-growing breeds where it inflicts suffering and health issues

  • Impose compulsory video surveillance in abattoirs 

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