We have everything needed for the successful event hosting:
handball tradition, hospitality, experience and government support.
We are waiting for you! Together we will organise the best event in handball history!
Russia loves women’s handball. The victory of the Russian women’s national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio boosted the fan’s interest in the sport. Most of the national team players live in Russia, compete in the national championship and are very well known among local people. The home matches of the women’s national team are very popular and are always sold out.
Russia has extensive experience of hosting athletes and sports fans from all over the world. Over the past five years, Russia has become a magnet for top level sports competitions, including the FIFA World Cup in 2018. The level of organisation, quality of service and Russian hospitality received the highest remarks from top officials and fans.
Russia is the country of great cultural traditions. Our main cities - Moscow and Saint Petersburg - are among the most popular European capitals. We have something for every guest - historical sights, royal palaces, beautiful cathedrals, theatres and museums.
Russia can turn any sporting event into a big festival. Modern infrastructure, comfortable accommodation and a great variety of activities will definitely make the Women’s EHF EURO 2026 a memorable event for all participants and fans. We are sure that every guest will feel at home and discover the beauty of Russia, the high level of service and the hospitality of Russian people. Additionally, fan villages, public viewing, multimedia entertainment and event merchandise will make the fan experience bright and unforgettable.
Russia is a very big and multinational country with more than 22 millions of people living in Moscow and Saint Petersburg areas. By holding the event in Russia, the EHF along with its partners will be able to enter new markets and reach a new audience.
Moscow is the capital of Russia, its biggest and most densely populated city. It is also the largest city on the European continent with life running 24/7. It is growing and changing rapidly while at the same time managing to remain an essentially Russian city.
It has something for everyone, from historical sights, theatres and museums to restaurants and sports activities.
The city has extensive experience in holding sport festivals. It hosted a number of top-scale sports events including the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
Moscow is the home for the men’s and women’s CSKA handball clubs.
Saint Petersburg is the second-largest city after Moscow, an important economic, scientific and sports centre. It can be regarded as a museum under the sky with the Historic Centre of the city on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
In 2005 Saint Petersburg hosted Women's World Handball Championship. The city is also the home of the Neva handball club, a frequent participant in European club competitions.