Cybersecurity is at the forefront to prevent catastrophic hacks which could severely impact public services such as hospitals among others.


  • Invest in increasing government cybersecurity infrastructure capabilities to ensure minimum disruption to operations in the event of an attack.

  • Invest in the Cyber-Crime Unit capabilities to investigate crimes and to cooperate with government departments on how to prevent them from recurring.

    • Recruit ethical hackers to ensure the unit can help in;

      • Identifying vulnerabilities,

      • Anticipating attacks;

      • Investigating attacks;

    • Foster cooperation with the Armed Forces of Malta.

    • Foster a closer cooperation with the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, and the European Cybercrime Centre.

  • Introduce Good Samaritan laws for ethical hackers and encourage the use of bug bounties by the private sector

Public Education

  • Introduce basic courses on practices ensuring cyber security in the workplace & home. The course should address the basic principles of navigating the digital space to ensure data integrity.

    • Make the classes mandatory for the public sector.

    • Encourage the private sector to utilise the course. 

    • Introduce certification valid for 6 years.

      • Persons who have achieved a higher qualification in cyber security are exempted from doing the course for 12 years after completing their course.

    • A higher level course would be introduced voluntarily, however mandatory for individuals responsible for sensitive data. 

  • Introduce a Bsc & Msc in Cybersecurity at the University of Malta.

  • Ensure cyber security education at the primary & secondary levels is reviewed annually.

    • The educational material should be adapted to the student’s age.

    • The course should be delivered in a hands-on manner, and address the tools most often used by the students, and adult population. Ensure the students are given practical examples & training experience. For example;

      • Security & privacy tools of emails, social media platforms, and other services.

      • Identifying scams and phishing emails/text messages.

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