VOLTA’s three dimensions:

At a European level, 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 accompanies a new generation in the government of the country, elaborates and experiments with policies, promotes a model of growth that is open, creative and inclusive;

In Milan, VOLTA participates in the City’s ongoing reinvention, catalyzing the energy for new local projects and providing concrete and sustainable solutions to current problems.



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.