European Games 2023 Who we are

The Organising Committee of the Kraków-Małopolska 2023 European Games is working every day to plan and implement all the projects, that in the end will allow to host the largest multidisciplinary sports event in the history of Poland and the most important sporting celebration in the world this year. Be with us, and keep up with our preparations, as well as everything that is already happening in the sports arena of our country.

European Games 2023

The third edition of the European Games will take place in Kraków and the regions of Małopolska in Poland from 21 June to 2 July 2023. The hosts were unanimously elected at an Extraordinary General Assembly of the EOC the day after the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 edition of the European Games in Minsk.

Overseeing the Games is the EOC Coordination Commission, expertly led by its Chair, Hasan Arat (TUR), and Deputy Chairs Zlatko Matesa (CRO) and Niels Nygaard (DEN).

The location for the 2023 European Games offers splendid venues, which will require only minimal work on infrastructure in line with IOC Agenda 2020 recommendations on the environment and sustainability. Poland is also well known for its beauty and heritage, making it a very popular destination for tourists from across the world.

The European Games in 2023 will be an important stepping-stone for the continent’s athletes on the road to the Olympic Games, with many of the sports acting as European championships and/or providing qualifications for Paris 2024. The Games will also be a showcase for some newer sports, such as beach handball, which will be making its first appearance at a senior multi-sport event since the ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019.

Team celebrating a medal

Krakow - MałopolskaImages

Keep up with our preparations to host the III European Games, as well as everything that is already happening in the sports arena of our country, through our photo gallery.

People holding European Olympic Committees Flag in a ceremony