EHF Business Report 2015

A message from the president

As we leave 2015 behind, we look back on a year of progress and development in many areas; we continue to support the national federations of Europe, as well as devise, diversify, and develop the arsenal of events tailored for the teams on a national and club level. 2016 will begin with the long-awaited Men’s EHF EURO, and there is no better way to kick-start a year of such significance; there are exciting times ahead for European handball.

At this time, we are excited to introduce a summarised review of 2015 to our members, partners, stakeholders, and friends, at a time when the realm of new media continues to grow exponentially. In just a matter of years, it is expected that 80% of all media will be accessed digitally, and here at the EHF, we embrace such progress.

Thus, digital representation of the European Handball Federation will be the lead project of 2016. As you navigate this site, we hope that we have created a compelling and enjoyable chronicle; this is just the next step in our digital transition spearheaded by EHF Media and Communications Department. Welcome to the digital edition of the EHF Business Report 2015.

EHF Spotlight

Focus on our key achievements in 2015


Competitions Overview

Review of EHF competitions in 2015. A look at event and fan engagement, The seven nation army, FINAL4 development, #scoremore and social media.


Review of EHF EURO and a look ahead to EHF EURO 2020, exploring opportunities for smaller nations, new markets and finals in football stadiums.


Taking Younger Age Category Championships to the next level.

Beach Handball

With the European Beach Tour Finals in May and the second edition of the EHF Beach Handball Champions Cup in November, it’s been another packed beach handball season, highlighted by the European Championships played in Lloret de Mar.



Clean in 2015

For another season European handball can boast a clean doping sheet.


Find out how the EHF has seen its global audience increase like never before over the past year.

EHF Media & Communications

2015 marked a special year for the Media and Communications Department with the “EHF Mobile Journalism Project” elevating to a new level. And in line with this focus on mobile coverage of events, the EHF’s media team launched EHF_live Twitter and Snapchat accounts dedicated to bringing handball fans across Europe just that bit closer to the action.

EHF Competence Activity & Network (CAN)

Some of the areas that come under the CAN-umbrella are: education and further training activities for coaches, referees and delegates (including beach handball), club manager education programmes, educational publications, the running of the website, and providing general support.

Beginning as a network for the EHF Commission Members, EHF lecturers, national federations and external experts in 2008, the tasks of the EHF Competence Activity & Network are ever expanding and developing.

Read the CAN reports:
3rd EHF Scientific Conference

European handball manager courses


Latvia building a future through mini handball

The European Open Day of Handball

All EHF Member Federations and their clubs were invited to join the EHF in the #BeActive European Week of Sport

EHF Marketing GmbH

2015 saw EHF Marketing relaunch the ehfTV platform with viewers now able to stream all of the content from the platform direct to their mobile devices and tablets. EHF Marketing has also been working to provide the greatest depth of data yet in the sport.

Boards & Commissions

Find out more about the boards and commissions of the European Handball Federation and their work in 2015.

The EHF team

Take a look at the personnel who make up the EHF and EHF Marketing headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

A look back at 2015 with Michael Wiederer