Education & Equal Opportunities

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Our European Union is founded upon the values of Respect for human dignity, Freedom, Democracy, Equality, Rule of law, and Respect for human rights, including those of minorities. To realise a society built on these values, Volt is committed to advance policies that lead to Belgium being a systematically inclusive society that offers equal opportunities for all. Systemic inclusion is of high importance as such a society would be beneficial to all Belgians.

Volt is committed to championing policies in government that ensure that no one is left behind. Far too long, the economic cost of exclusion has been ignored or underestimated. At a time when Belgium faces numerous crises and challenges, many of the solutions that must be deployed require all Belgians to reach their full potential. As a country committed to the EU values, we will ensure that comprehensive federal, regional and provincial plans exist to tackle discriminations where they happen, but also take into account the historic, structural, and systemic causes of these discriminations. To tackle them, we champion a mainstream approach, underpinned by a comprehensive evidence base stemming from both public and private sources, and measurable targets that ensure real progress is taking place to reduce the number of people facing exclusion and discrimination. This is essential not just for victims, but also for society as a whole which ultimately suffers from the costs of exclusion.

Our topics on education & equal opportunities

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.

  • 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.

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    EU Reform

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