Our top ten priorities for 2024

1. Belgian & Regional Infrastructure and Connectivity: with an emphasis on investments in green infrastructure
2. Mobility and Public Transport
3. Tax Justice
4. Energy Transition
5. A Common European Defense (federal)
The Future of Education (regional)
6. Climate Change Mitigation
7. Equal opportunities for everyone
8. Electoral Reform (federal)
Housing and City Planning (regional)
9. Strategic expansion of EU competences
10. Increased citizen participation and involvement

Our political themes

Mobility & Infrastructure

    Public transport
  • The Belgium Transport Renaissance: Tackle railway capacity bottlenecks and develop tramway networks in small and mid-sized cities and suburbs
  • Affordable unlimited railway access for €250 per year
  • Night trains in Belgium: 24/7 connection between larger cities, following the example of the Dutch Randstad
  • Expansion of European high-speed network and international sleeper trains

  • Smart & sustainable mobility
  • High quality pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, learning from Utrecht's approach
  • Congestion tax on car traffic within cities with a robust tram network

  • City planning
  • Affordable housing policy like in Vienna, ensuring accessibility for young people as well
  • Sustainable spatial planning: Meeting WHO targets on air pollution, green spaces and physical activity

  • Miscellaneous infrastructure
  • 100% 4G-coverage and 75% 5G-coverage in Belgium by 2030
  • Improved water infrastructure and reduced concrete surface to prevent droughts and floods


Economy & Fiscal Justice

    Tax shift
  • Encourage employment: A substantial increase in the tax-free allowance and the work bonus
  • Funding the tax shift through a capital gains tax on high net worth
  • Shifting the tax burden from labour to polluting and harmful practices, such as phasing out the fiscal benefits for company cars
  • VAT reform: A 0% rate on healthy food, sports, and green mobility, and a 25% rate on tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and unhealthy food

  • Fiscal justice
  • Increase efforts to fight corruption, tax fraud, tax evasion and social fraud
  • A variable corporate taxation of 15-35% (current rate: 20-25%), depending on performance factors like employment, climate neutrality and human health (ESG)
  • Reduced tax burden for single individuals, for instance by eliminating the marriage coefficient

  • Future of work
  • Pilot projects for a four-day workweek, similar to those in Ireland

  • Circular economy
  • Beneficial and reliable loans for businesses in the circular economy, government-backed

Energy Transition & Climate

    Climate neutrality by 2040
  • Meet the Paris Agreement commitments and achieve climate neutrality by 2040 in Belgium & Europe, by significantly cutting greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors, including transport, residential heating, industry, and agriculture

  • Biodiversity & agriculture
  • Embrace natural carbon sinks like forests and offer fiscal incentives for sustainable agricultural practices such as permaculture, regenerative agriculture, and syntropic agriculture

  • Energy transition
  • Keep as many existing nuclear reactors open as long as possible, as long as it is technologically feasible and safe
  • Repeal the law that forbids future nuclear energy
  • More solar & wind energy, especially where space-efficient
  • A better integrated energy grid for Belgium within the EU


Education & Equal Opportunities

  • Equalize learning opportunities in education
  • Provision of free healthy school lunch meals
  • Free before and after-school childcare services
  • Promotion of lifelong learning through improved awareness of opportunities and more paid leave for participating employees
  • Promoting collaboration between umbrella organizations ('koepels') to achieve cost reduction through enhanced efficiency, with the ultimate goal of phasing them out
  • Empower teachers in their profession

  • Equal opportunities
  • An inclusive society as an essential ingredient for a healthy Belgian democracy, including widely accessible public services for everyone
  • Addressing inequality in both policy-making and all diverse aspects of life, for instance, through the implementation of practical tests


EU & Citizen Participation

    European cooperation
  • Strategic expansion of EU competences
  • Abolish the European Council veto rights
  • Establish a strong common European defense

  • Citizen participation
  • Experiment with citizen's assemblies, for example on the local level
  • Right to petition in the Flemish and Walloon Regions

  • Electoral reform
  • Implementation of all-encompassing electoral constituencies:
  • One regional electoral constituency for each regional election (One Flemisch constituency & one Walloon constituency)
  • One federal electoral constituency for the Belgian federal elections
  • Transnational electoral lists for the European elections

But that's not all...

Explore our electoral program to learn more about our top ten policies. For further in-depth details on other topics, refer to our Belgian and European Mapping of Policies.