Bulgaria - M20 EHF Championship 2022

The third-largest city in Bulgaria, Varna, will once again host a men's younger age competition. In 2022, two M20 EHF Championships will take place from 2-10 and 16-24 July.


21 nations have entered the two tournaments, which will both be held in Varna, Bulgaria: the first event on 2-10 July, followed by the second on 16-24 July.

During the draw at the EHF Office in Vienna in February, the 10 and 11 teams respectively were divided into two groups for each tournament.

M20 EHF Championship 1 2-10 July 2022

The full schedule for the M20 EHF Championship 1 is available here

M20 EHF Championship 2 16-24 July 2022

The full schedule for the M20 EHF Championship 1 is available here

More information about both events can be found on the official website: 


One of the most visited cities in Europe, Varna is located on the northern shore of the Black Sea.

Its location together with its richness in natural resources make it one of the famous resorts in Europe and the largest one in the Black Sea region.

At a crossroads between Western Europe and the Middle East, Varna is situated strategically in the Gulf of Varna, which has made the city a major economic, social and cultural centre for almost three millennia.

Varna, historically known as Odessos (Ancient Greek: Ὀδησσός), grew from a Thracian seaside settlement to a major seaport on the Black Sea.

It has since grown to become an important centre for business, transportation, education, tourism, entertainment and healthcare. The city is referred to as the maritime capital of Bulgaria and the headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine.

In 2008, Varna was designated the seat of the Black Sea Euro region by the Council of Europe. In 2017 the city was European Youth Capital. The oldest gold treasure in the world, belonging to the Varna culture, was discovered in the Varna Necropolis and dates to 4200–4600 BC.

Palace of Culture and Sports

The Palace of Culture and Sports is a multifunctional complex located in the centre of Varna. It is one of the symbols of the city and over the years has established itself as a desirable venue for cultural and sporting events as well as exhibitions and conferences.

The arena impresses with an innovative and avant-garde architectural vision. It consists of the main hall, training halls, locker rooms and a press centre. Over the years, this unique venue has welcomed sports, cultural and business events of various sizes.

More than seventy festivals, European and world championships, congresses, exhibitions, performances and concerts have been held under the roof of the Palace of Culture and Sports.

Today, the Congress Hall of the Palace of Culture and Sports has been completely renovated. The capacity of the hall has been increased from 3,000 to 5,000 seats. It is suitable for 26 sports: basketball, volleyball, handball, indoor soccer, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, judo, martial arts, weightlifting, sports dancing, aerobics and more.