European sports clubs are facing new challenges as the societies are changing. Where can we get new volunteers?

Villages on the Move GO is the third project funded by the Erasmus+ Sport program, where the European active lifestyle is promoted, especially in rural areas. Remote areas have their own special challenges, for example in the absence of commercial operators.

How do you inspire people to engage in health-promoting and competitive sports?

What is the meaning of community?

VOMGO collects sports fire souls from seven different countries – passionate supporters of exercise – and shares their stories to inspire others. We organize Hackathons for sports clubs and compile a handbook of the best methods and ideas found for use by sports clubs and other operators. The best ideas and results can also be found on the Villages on the Move map application.

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Project manager

Marita Mattila

+358 50 312 5094


Villages on the Move Go

1 January 2020 – 31 August 2022

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences - Xamk

Partners: Southern Savo Sports Federation (Finland)., Crosskovacsi Sport and Environmental (Hungary), Centre for Social Innovation (Cyprus), Sports Union of Slovenia, Kaunas University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania), Polytechnic of Leiria (Portugal) Leiria Flying objects (Portugal), University College Leuven-Limburg (Belgium)

Focus areas: Sustainable wellbeing
Xamk Research Units: Juvenia


Total budget: € 403 490

XAMK part of the total budget: € 117 730

Financiers and main source of funding: Erasmus+Sport