Future made in Europe
What is Volt?
Volt is a pan-European progressive political movement, focused on changing the way politics is done and shaping the future of Europe! A movement committed to strengthening the Europe we all share.
We are a people-powered movement, who under the visible threat of populism and nationalism, corruption and the fruitless ‘old way’ of doing politics, have decided it is time to take action! Time to shape our future and not allow the past to define our societies!
Working together we can shape Europe into a united Europe, under the highest standards of environmental, human, and social development. A Europe where its citizens and residents, are able to develop their true potential and have the necessary tools to shape their societies. Through a grassroots approach to politics, and community organising initiatives, we are connecting and enabling communities, at a local and national level, to innovate and shape politics from their homes to the European level!
In 2016, the Brexit vote and the rise of right-wing populism in Europe prompted three young Europeans to stop watching. Italian Andrea Venzon, French Colombe Cahen Salvador and German Damian Boeselager created Volt, a cross-border political approach for Europe to find new pragmatic and progressive answers to the challenges of our time.
Only six months later, on 29 March 2017, when the UK applied to leave the EU, they officially founded Volt; a pan-European movement and party. Volt now has several thousand members in all EU member states.
Volt will engage in politics at local, national and European level. In 2019, Volt will be contesting the 2019 European elections for the first time in different countries of the EU and will be campaigning across borders with a European election programme. Our first MEP to be elected to the European Parliament: Damian Boeselager.
We are a registered party in Luxembourg and have participated in elections at the municipal, regional and national level as well as in the European Parliament elections 2019. Our members come from all over Luxembourg.