In the face of nationalists and populists, Volta supports "Renaissance", the project aimed at transforming Europe, launched by Emmanuel Macron. It is a vision of the Europe we want to build, an appeal for mobilisation and a citizens’ action platform. The initiative...
French writer, philosopher and political activist Bernard-Henri Levy wrote and self-produced the solo play "Looking for Europe". His proposal is to plead for Europe and against a new tendency which is spreading all over Europe: illiberal democracy. The play will be...
Volta is an accelerator of ideas, based in Milan, Rome, Brussels and this website. A unique gathering of people from different cultures, professions and worlds who are united by the conviction that the best way of predicting the future is by inventing it.
Volta’s two dimensions:
in Europe, VOLTA is actively engaged in the creation
and dissemination of the big ideas needed to reenergize the public debate, restoring a sense of direction to meet the challenges of the 21st century;
in Italy, VOLTA prepares a new generation for the governance of the country, elaborates and experiments with policies, promotes a model of growth that is open, creative and inclusive.
To be understood in its original form:
a protected place within which discussions about key themes can be held and different perspectives freely-explored.
A generator of sustainable initiatives:
VOLTA’s projects are tailor-made so that they can be applied to the different
fields of culture, social innovation, and the environment.
A small library of highly readable e-books; including documents, working papers and white papers but not limited to these. Books that are good enough to print and sell but won’t be, so that they can be distributed for free, and in timely form, where each and every text can participate in or fire up new conversations in public debate..
An ongoing portfolio of best practices from around the world, selected according to their relevance to the Italian and European context. Cutting-edge concrete models that provide new instruments for public action.