Beyond 2020: EHF details bidding process for EHF EUROs 2022/24

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Beyond 2020: EHF details bidding process for EHF EUROs 2022/24

The European Handball Federation has published its ‘EHF Bid Code’, a detailed document outlining the bidding process for the EHF EURO events in 2022 and 2024.

For the first time, the ‘Bid Code’ is accompanied by a shorter, publicly available, ‘Bid Brochure’ and an official bidding website, ‘Beyond 2020’, adding transparency to the bidding process and giving current and future stakeholders, partners, sponsors, the media as well as fans an insight into one of Europe’s biggest indoor sport events.

“We have set out the EHF’s visions for the EHF EUROs in 2022 and 2024 and offer bidding nations an insight into the standards and expectations of organising a major international sports event,” says EHF President Michael Wiederer.

“Through continuous development and investment, the EHF has succeeded in creating a competition format that is both attractive and appealing to players, the media, sponsors and partners as well as fans. Each event is followed by billions around the world on TV, our digital reach is growing exponentially and we can guarantee the sale of hundreds of thousands of tickets for every event.

“We believe that this success also points to the huge potential for the future. From 2020, we will see the Men’s EHF EURO expand to 24 teams. This is a pivotal moment and marks a huge step forward for us as we expand into new markets and create a truly pan-European competition.

“To reach this potential we are looking for strong partners and innovative bids that will create a ‘handball buzz’ around the world,” underlines Michael Wiederer.

Dates set for EHF EUROs in 2022 and 2024

The dates for the Men’s and Women’s European Championships in 2022 and 2024 have already been confirmed.

  • Men’s EHF EURO 2022: 14 to 30 January
  • Women’s EHF EURO 2022: 4 to 20 November
  • Men’s EHF EURO 2024: 12 to 28 January
  • Women’s EHF EURO 2024: 29 November to 15 December

High interest and new bidding deadlines

There is a high interest among the members of the European Handball Federation to host the Men’s EHF EUROs in 2022 and 2024.

13 different nations have expressed an interest to host the flagship event for Europe's men's national teams with some of them expressing a joint interest together with other nations.

It had been mandatory to hand in an explicit expression of interest until 1 May 2017. The following nations have done this:

Men’s EHF EURO 2022

  • Belgium, Spain & France
  • Czech Republic, Hungary & Slovakia
  • Denmark, Germany & Switzerland
  • FYR Macedonia
  • Russia & Belarus
  • Lithuania

Men’s EHF EURO 2024

  • Czech Republic, Hungary & Slovakia
  • Denmark & Switzerland
  • Germany
  • FYR Macedonia
  • Lithuania

The bidding timeline for the Women’s EHF EUROs in 2022 and 2024 has been changed as the playing dates for the Women’s EHF EURO 2022 were brought forward. It will now take place from 4 to 20 November 2022.

Nations interested in hosting the Women’s EHF EUROs in 2022 and 2024 have until 1 September 2017 to submit a letter of intent to the European Handball Federation.

Next steps

Following this expression of interest, the bid documents will be sent out to the all federations concerned. The next steps are as follows:

  • By 1 November 2017 the applications must have been sent to the EHF Office
  • Following a first evaluation, the EHF Executive Committee approves the applications at its meeting on 15 December 2017
  • Site inspections will take place in early 2018
  • In March 2018 the bids for the EHF EUROs in 2022 and 2024 will be confirmed by the EHF Executive Committee
  • The awarding of the EHF EUROs 2022 and 2024 will take place at the EHF Congress in Glasgow on 18/19 June 2018

Links and downloads

Beyond 2020 – the bidding website

Download the Bid brochure

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