2024 European Men's Handball Championship

The 2024 EHF European Men's Handball Championship will be the 16th edition of the tournament and the third to feature 24 national teams. It will be hosted in Germany – from 12 to 28 January 2024.[1]

2024 EHF European Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates12–28 January
Teams24 (from 1 confederation)

Bid process

Bidding timeline

The bidding timeline is as follows:[2]

  • 1 May 2017: Bidding nations to provide official expression of interest in the hosting of the tournament
  • 1 July 2017: Bidding manuals sent to all bidding federations
  • 1 November 2017: Deadline for completed bidding and application documentation to be provided to the EHF office
  • 15 December 2017: Applications to be approved at the EHF executive committee in Hamburg
  • 20 June 2018: Appointment of host(s) of EHF Euro 2024 at the 14th ordinary EHF Congress in Glasgow, Scotland


On 4 May 2017 it was announced that the following nations had sent in an official expression of interest:[3]

However, when the deadline for submitting the final bids was over, the following applications had been received:

Host selection

On 20 June at the 14th ordinary EHF Congress held in Glasgow, Germany was selected to host the competition.

Voting results[5]
 Germany 27
 Denmark &   Switzerland 19
 Hungary &  Slovakia -
Total 46

As Hungary and Slovakia were selected as the 2022 hosts their 2024 bid was withdrawn.


The opening game will be held in Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf and is aiming to break the world record for number of spectators during a handball game and the final will be held in Lanxess Arena in Cologne.[6]

Düsseldorf Cologne Berlin
Merkur Spiel-Arena Lanxess Arena Mercedes-Benz Arena
Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 19,750 Capacity: 14,800
Barclaycard Arena
Capacity: 13 300
SAP Arena
Capacity: 13,200
SAP Garden
Capacity: 11,500


Qualified nations

CountryQualified asQualified onPrevious appearances in tournament
 GermanyHost20 June 201814 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022)

Note: Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.


  1. "Vergabe: Handball-Europameisterschaft 2024 in Deutschland". ZDF.de (in German). 20 June 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. "EHF EURO - BEYOND 2020". beyond2020.ehfoffice.at.
  3. "These nations want to bid for EHF EUROs in 2022 and 2024". Eurohandball. 4 May 2017. Archived from the original on 7 July 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  4. "Bid website". A Perfect Partnership. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  5. Trübenbach, Elisabeth (25 June 2018). "'Elis Woche': Deutschland bei WM gegen Frankreich, DHB richtet erstmals EM aus". Handball World (in German).
  6. "Six venues revealed for Men's EHF EURO 2024". eurohandball.com (in German). 10 June 2021. Retrieved 10 June 2021.