2023 Men's European Volleyball Championship
Preview & Guide

The eagerly awaited 2023 European Volleyball Championships are fast approaching, and enthusiasts from all over the globe are preparing themselves for this exhilarating event. 

In this guide, we shall delve into every crucial detail that one must familiarize themselves with regarding the contest, including the commencement date, venues, and participating teams in the championship.

Men’s Volleyball European Championships 2023: Start Date and Venues

The tournament is scheduled to take place from 28 August to 16 September 2023 and in May 2022, the four countries — Bulgaria, Italy, Israel and North Macedonia — have been confirmed their participation to co-hosts the men’s EuroVolley 2023 edition.

Thrilling encounters against formidable opponents such as Serbia, Belgium, Germany, Estonia, and Switzerland are set to take place in three vibrant cities: Bologna, Perugia, and Ancona. As the championship unfolds, the proceedings will shift to Bari for the round of 16 and quarterfinals, while the semi-finals and final will take place in the renowned PalaSport arena in Rome. It is worth mentioning that, originally, Bologna was designated as the location for the final stage of the competition.

The Contenders: Favorites to Win the Men’s Volleyball European Championships

Italy, the nation hosting the event, is widely regarded as one of the top contenders to emerge triumphant in the championship. With an impressive track record of triumphs in both the 2021 European Championships and the 2022 World Championships, the Italian national team, under the guidance of the talented De Giorgi, finds itself basking in a glorious era of achievement. With athletes such as Giannelli leading the way, the Azzurri have their sights firmly fixed on another extraordinary showing this year, as they aim to make a triumphant comeback at the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.

As the ultimate dream for Italy, standing atop the podium in Paris remains a burning ambition, and a strong showing in this European journey will be vital in achieving that aspiration. Apart from Italy, France, the 2015 champions, poses a significant threat in the tournament.

The French team, known for their exceptional gameplay, is anticipated to present a formidable challenge to their adversaries on the court. Poland, the formidable runner-up on the global stage, is yet another team that demands close attention. Poland, with its extensive historical background and impressive track record, will undeniably emerge as a formidable team that demands the utmost attention and consideration.

Serbia, a team of great significance, cannot be disregarded, as they have achieved remarkable success by clinching the European Championships on three separate occasions: in the years 2001, 2011, and 2019. After their triumph at the Olympic Games, they swiftly secured their inaugural continental triumph. However, the dynamics of the environment have undergone significant alterations, resulting in a heightened level of intensity in the competition, surpassing any previous levels.

As the championship progresses, the riveting confrontations among these formidable teams will unquestionably mesmerize fans across the globe and the pursuit of the European Volleyball title will be undeniably electrifying. Given the immense importance of the situation, every team will exert their utmost endeavors to engrave their identities in the annals of time and seize the ultimate honor.


The highly anticipated 2023 Men’s European Volleyball Championship is set to deliver an enthralling spectacle, featuring an array of exceptional athletes vying for ultimate triumph and well-deserved acclaim.

With Italy as the chosen destination and a multitude of the most formidable teams on the planet competing for the prestigious title, it is undeniable that this tournament will undoubtedly captivate audiences across the globe.  As the teams get ready for the impending clash, the atmosphere is filled with an undeniable sense of exhilaration and eager expectation.

In Italy’s relentless pursuit to safeguard their championships and establish their presence on the Olympic platform, they will encounter a plethora of formidable adversaries such as France, Poland, and Serbia. Each contest will present novel obstacles and indelible instances that will be forever etched in our memories.

Whether you opt to observe the championship from the coziness of your abode or fully engross yourself in the vibrant ambiance of the arenas, there is no denying the fact that the 2023 Men’s European Volleyball Championship will serve as a jubilant commemoration of physical prowess, collaborative effort, and an unwavering passion for the game. Make sure to mark your calendars, prepare your jerseys, and unite with fans from all corners of the globe to support these extraordinary athletes as they pursue greatness on the volleyball court.