the European Games
Hosting the European Games is a unique opportunity for cities to demonstrate a leading position as a European sports city. Key legacies of infrastructure development, sports development, and tourism and trade development are encouraged in a holistic and sustainable manner.
In Azerbaijan, the hosting of the first European Games left a tangible legacy of sports development. The event served as the catalyst for building key facilities including the new national stadium.
Children and young people have been encouraged to adopt healthy lifestyles thanks to programmes organised around the Games with key NGOs, including UNICEF.
Cities interested in bidding to host future editions of the European Games should contact their National Olympic Committees for further details of the bid process.