What does Volt think? / Citizen Empowerment


The Culture sector has often been forgotten and neglected by the Government. This is especially memorable in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Let's help it flourish.

  • Locate and support the establishment of an Artist Commune space for Malta’s artists.

    • A suggested location; White Rocks.

    • Facilitate the creation of inclusive cooperation of cooperatives and/or societies of cooperatives for artists and creatives of different types who would reside and/or work in the area.

    • Create a sustainable development plan led by the artist cooperative and includes but is not limited to; 

      • Accommodation for residents, prioritising accommodation for members of the artist cooperative;

      • Accommodation for tourists, operated by the artist cooperative;

      • Exhibitions operated by the artist cooperative;

      • Retail outlets operated by the artist cooperative;

      • Eateries which would be operated by persons both from the commune;

      • Other.

    • Ensure minimal government interference in direction of development to ensure organic creation.

      • The government would be involved by ensuring health and safety standards are met & support the development of the space sustainably.

    • Provide grants for projects proposed by the cooperatives/societies, which would be overlooked by an integrity pact.

  • Create a Museum of Mediterranean Cultures displaying Malta’s cultural development and influences from various cultures, based on history and events.

    • Cooperate with cultural authorities from countries and areas which have influenced Malta’s cultural heritage.

Kassandra Mallia

Vice-President "Citizen Empowerment"

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.

View the policy portfolio
  • 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