The Men´s and Women´s European Championships have been carried out a total of 16 times in host countries all over Europe. Sixteen of the best national teams take part in each of these events and they continue to reach new heights.
Recently published figures show a continuous upwards spiral, with the latest men´s and women´s events together achieving a total cumulative television audience in excess of 1.5 billion, which is an all-time record for the events.
The duration of the broadcasts of EURO 2008 in FYR Macedonia increased substantially to a new record figure of 884 programme hours, a plus of over 75 percent against the 503 hours for the comparable 2006 EHF EURO in Sweden.
While preparations are moving fast for the 2010 event in Denmark/Norway and the 2010 event in Austria, the organising countries of the 2012 events have been allocated. The Member Federations cast their votes on the occasion of the 8th Ordinary EHF Congress on 27 September 2008 in Vienna.
According to their decision, the 2012 Men´s European Championship will take place in Serbia and the 2012 Women´s European Championship will be held in the Netherlands.
The EHF EURO EVENTs are handball´s greatest event - the organisation of an event of this dimension demands the highest standards, a professional event management strategy, specialists form all fields and a state-of-the-art working foundation and infrastructure. This poses an unique challenge to each and every host, to put their special touch and bring their unique charm to an EHF EURO EVENT.