In the final session of the 2012 EHF Congress in Monaco the member federations awarded several upcoming major EHF events.
The main decision was for the Men's EHF EURO 2016, for which Poland, Croatia and Norway had bid.
After the presentation of all bids, the majority voted in favour of Poland (27 votes), followed by Croatia (15 votes) and Norway (4 votes).
The only applicant for the Women's EHF EURO 2016 was Sweden as Turkey withdrew from their candidature.
The Men's EHF EURO 2016 will be hosted in the cities of Gdansk, Katowice, Lodz, Krakow and Wroclaw from 17 to 31 January.
The matches for the Women's EHF EURO 2016 (4 to 18 December 2016) will be played in Stockholm, Kristiansand, Gothenburg, Helsingborg and Malmö.
The national federation of Poland has experience in organising Younger Age Category events, as they already hosted the 1996 Women’s 20 European Championship and the 2002 Men’s 20 European Championship.
They also have successfully bidden for the 2014 Men's 18 European Championship.
For the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 they are planning to use four venues, Ergo Arena (Gdansk), Spodek (Katowice), Atlas Arena (Lodz) and Czyzyny Hall (Krakow).
Optionally the Centennial Hall (Wroclaw) could also be used as a venue.
The national federation of Sweden is looking forward to hosting their third European Championship after the Men’s EHF EURO 2002 and the Women’s EHF EURO 2006.
Planned are four venues, Scandinavium (Gothenburg), Hovet (Stockholm), Malmö Arena (Malmö) and Helsingborg Arena (Helsingborg) plus the optional use of Färs & Frosta Sparbank Arena in Lund.