1.2 How was Volt created and by whom?


Volt has been started by Andrea Venzon, the currently elected President. The inspiration to start this project came after Brexit and the gloomy trends of 2016. On March 29, 2017, when article 50 was triggered, Volt was just a Facebook page and 5 people willing to challenge the status quo. Without funds, big names, or political endorsements, Volt has now grown into a movement of thousands of supporters in every European country. This initiative was started because reactionary, populist tendencies are threatening the values our members believe in, and because traditional political factions failed to provide attractive and pragmatic answers to the challenges of our time.