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COMPETITION .....................................................................................................................2 REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ..........................................................................................................3 DECLARATION ....................................................................................................................4 Declaration of the Republic of Serbia Ministry of Youth and Sports......................4 Declaration of Serbian Broadcasting Corporation ..................................................5 Declaration of Olympic Committee of Serbia..........................................................6 BELGRADE...........................................................................................................................7 Declaration of the City of Belgrade City Department Secretariat for Sports and Youth................................................................................................................................8 Sports Halls ......................................................................................................................9 Accommodation .........................................................................................................19 NOVI SAD..........................................................................................................................22 Declaration of the City of Novi Sad..........................................................................23 Sports Hall......................................................................................................................24 Accommodation .........................................................................................................29 VRSAC ...............................................................................................................................31 Declaration of the City of Vrsac ...............................................................................32 Sports Hall......................................................................................................................33 Accommodation .........................................................................................................38 NIS ......................................................................................................................................40 Declaration of the City of Nis.....................................................................................41 Sports Hall......................................................................................................................42 Accommodation .........................................................................................................47 EXPERIENCE IN THE ORGANIZATION OF GREAT HANDBALL EVENTS .........................49 A VISION FOR THE FUTURE ...............................................................................................51

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COMPETITION

Names of the competition:

EURO 2012 for Men / for Women

Name of the host country:

Serbia

Venues cities hosting the competition: Belgrade, Novi Sad, Vrsac and Nis

Distance between the cities (from Belgrade): Novi Sad (90 km), Vrsac (80 km), Nis (233 km)

Proposed date of the competition: January 2012 / December 2012

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REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

Capital city: Belgrade Official languages: Serbian Population: 9,778,991 Area: 88,480 Established: July 13, 1878 President: Boris Tadi Prime Minister: Vojislav Kotunica Currency: Serbian Dinar (RSD) Time zone: +01:00 Telephone dialing code: +381 Internet domain: .yu (.rs) National anthem: O God of Justice

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DECLARATION
Declaration of the Republic of Serbia Ministry of Youth and Sports

Republic of Serbia MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS No. 66-00-9/07-03-180 Date: 21 September 2007 Belgrade

SERBIAN HANDBALL FEDERATION

The Ministry of Youth and Sports of the


Government of the Republic of Serbia offers its full support to the candidature of the Serbian Handball Federation for the hosting of the 2012 European Handball Championship (EURO 2012).

The Serbian Handball Federation in its


capacity as a sports organization is ready to be the candidate to host such an event. THE MINISTER Snezana Samardzic Markovic, signed

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Declaration of Serbian Broadcasting Corporation

Serbian Broadcasting Corporation Sports Department Sports programme Belgrade, 19 September 2007 Attention: Serbian Handball Federation Concern: Confirmation of the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation on producing signal from 2012 European Handball Championship

We

hereby confirm that the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation will secure, free of charge, an international TV signal, the quality of which will be in conformity with international standards and with Minimum requirements for domestic TV broadcaster to the effect of broadcasting matches from the 2012 European Handball Championship. Editor of the Sports Department Zoran Markovic, signed

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Declaration of Olympic Committee of Serbia

OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SERBIA SERBIAN HANDBALL FEDERATION MR. Bozidar Djurkovic Secretary General Belgrade Obilicev venac 4/II Belgrade, 26 Septembar 2007 Dear Sir,

The

Olympic Commitee of Serbia appreciates your efforts at getting the tender to host the 2012 European Handball Championship.

The Olympic Committee of Serbia joins the


Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Government of the Republic of Serbia in offering its full support for your getting the tender to host this important event in handball.

Wishing

you all the best in your candidature for EURO 2012, we remain sincerely yours. Ivan Curkovic President

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BELGRADE

One

of the oldest cities in Europe has a history Belgrade lies 116.75metres (383ft) which is more than 6000 years long. The capital of above sea level and is located at Serbia now has 1.6 million people and it represents the confluence of the Danube the cultural and economic center of South-Eastern and Sava rivers, at coordinates 4449'14" North, 2027'44" East. Europe. It lays at the confluence of two big rivers the Danube and Sava, and has a crucial traffic point connecting Eastern and Western Europe. Belgrade is known for it hospitality and its numerous cafes, restaurants and clubs contribute to a charming atmosphere and a very rich night-life.

Belgrade

is the largest sports center in the Balkans. It has 17 sports-recreational centers, 600 sports facilities and over a thousand various playing courts.

There

are many cultural institutions in Belgrade, and there are also many city ambients (Kalemegdan, Knez Mihajlova street, Skadarlija, Hippodrome), monuments (the Belgrade Fortress, the Sahat tower-the clock tower, the Despot gate, Pobednik the Victor, the Nebojsha tower, Hammam-Hot Turkish bath), places of worship (The Patriarchate, St. Sava Temple, the Orthodox Cathedral, St. Peter Church, Bairakli Mosque, the Synagogue) as well as many legacies, historical houses, museums, theaters and many other interesting sites.
Belgrade has a moderate continental climate, with four seasons. Autumn is longer than spring, with longer sunny and warm periods - the so-called Indian summer. Winter is not so severe, with an average of 21 days with temperature below zero. January is the coldest month, with average temperature of 0.10C.

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Declaration of the City of Belgrade City Department Secretariat for Sports and Youth
Republic of Serbia The City of Belgrade City Department Secretariat for Sports and Youth XX-02 no. 66-576/07 17 September 2007 Masarikova 5 11000 Belgrade Tel: 3612-411, 3612-412 e-mail: bgdsport@yahoo.com SERBIAN HANDBALL FEDERATION Mr. Bozidar Djurkovic, Secretary General BELGRADE Obilicev venac 4/II your letter informing us that you announced your bid to host the 2012 European Handball Championship in Belgrade and your request for support with a view to continuing the activities aimed at getting the tender for the Championship, we would like to inform you of the following.

Following

The The

Secretariat for Sports and Youth supports the activities undertaken by the Serbian Handball Federation aimed at getting the tender to host the 2012 European Championship in Belgrade. City of Belgrade demonstrated over the past period its organizational achievements in successfully organizing great sports events. It is our hope that this positive experience from competitions hosted will largely contribute to a decision being made in favour of Belgrade hosting the 2012 European Handball Championship. Sincerely yours, SECRETARY Goran Kreclovic, signed

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Sports Halls
Name of the Sports Hall:
Year of Completion: 2004. City: Beograd Owner (club/city/government): City Capacity (number of seats): 19.892 Distance to the Sports Hall: From town centre: 5km 10min From team hotels: 2km 5min From official hotel: 2km 5min From airport: 17km 15min Playing courts: Size (meters): 40 x 20 Free space around court: Behind end lines (meters): 5 Behind sideline (meters): 4 Lighting: Light intensity (lux): 1500 Strobe light facilities: yes Cat walk: yes Changing Rooms for Teams: Number of rooms: 8 Area (m2): 510 Benches/chairs: yes Lockers: yes Number of massage tables: 10 Number of showers: 64 Number of washing basins: 32 Number of toilets: 32 Changing rooms for EHF official and EHF referees: Number of rooms: 6 Area (m2): 144 Showers/toilets inside the changing rooms: yes

Beogradska arena

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Electronic Equipment: Scoreboard: Manufacturer: Daktronics Number of scoreboards: 2 + 2 Position of scoreboards: Wall-mounted behind the handball goals and at the court centre Video screen: yes Timing devices: Manufacturer: Daktronics Description: Built in the scoreboard Position: same as that of scoreboards First Aid facilities: Equipment: In accordance applicable national legislation Personnel (number): 4 with

Doping control: Any national legislation on doping: yes Is it WADA compliant: yes Doping control facilities in the sports hall: Examination rooms (number): 2 Waiting rooms (number): 2 Toilets (number): 4 EHF offices: EHF for president and secretary general: Size (m2): 50 Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with EHF regulations/requests EHF office for EHF official: Size (m2): 30 Note: The room/office shall regulations/requests

be equipped in accordance with EHF

EHF office (at the sports halls) for EHF personnel: Size (m2): 50 Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with EHF regulations/requests EHF office (at official hotel) for EHF officials: Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with EHF regulations/requests
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VIP lounge: Area (m2): 600 Location within Sports Hall: Central part of tribunes next to playing court Seating capacity: 500 Food/drinks service available: yes Public announcement system: Note: The whole system will regulations. comply with EHF

Location of Flags: Of participating countries: Ceiling-mounted/under the roof central position EHF: Ceiling-mounted/under the roof central position Parking facilities: Number of parking spaces: For team buses: 20 For EHF: 20 For the press and TV personnel: 50 For spectators Indicate location, number and distance from sports hall: In a 200-meter circle, around 1500 spaces Air-conditioning: yes Security: Description of the security plans: The authorized state agency will be responsible for the development and implementation of the security plan in accordance with the most strict requirements provided for under the national legislation. Press facilities: The press facilities and required equipment will be in accordance with the standards as per EHF Media Guide Accreditation system: EHF-adopted accreditation system and procedures shall apply. Experiences from previous European Championships shall apply. A contract to that effect with a company competent to carry out accreditations shall be made. Public relations and promotion: The plan providing the maximum attention for all the matches will be made with EHF assistance in order to make the best possible promotion of the Championship and the sponsors which will help the Championship to be realized.
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Catering: The system of catering for: Teams: The hotel where the teams will be accommodated will provide all three meals based on self-service as well as two snacks before training sessions and matches. All meals will include bottled water, soft drinks, a beer and a glass of wine. For each game and training session bottled water, soft drinks and fruits will be provided. VIPs: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service and the adequate self-service system in the VIP zone. All meals will include bottled water, soft drinks, a beer and a glass of wine. EHF officials and EHF referees: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service for all three meals as well as bottled water, soft drinks and fruits. Mass media: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service with snacks and fruits provided in the press room too. Transportation: The venue (city) of the competition has an international airport: yes Railway station (km): In the city centre Bus station (km): In the city centre Number of car available for: VIPs, EHF staff, EHF officials, EHF referees: 10 Number of buses available for teams: 1 per team Number of buses available for mass media: 2

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Arena Map

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Name of the Sports Hall: Pionir


Year of Completion: 1973, restored in 2001. It shall be restored for the purposes of the 2009 World Students Games and seating capacities enlarged. City: Beograd Owner (club/city/government): City Capacity (number of seats): 6.200 Distance to the Sports Hall: From town centre: 3km 5min From team hotels: 8km 10min From official hotel: 8km 10min From airport: 20km 20min Playing courts: Size (meters): 40 x 20 Free space around court: Behind end lines (meters): 3 Behind sideline (meters): 3 Lighting: Light intensity (lux): 1600 Strobe light facilities: no Cat walk: yes Official handball balls: EHF reserves the right to select the make of the ball Changing Rooms for Teams: Number of rooms: 6 Area (m2): 336 Benches/chairs: yes Lockers: no Number of massage tables: 6 Number of showers: 48 Number of washing basins: 24 Number of toilets: 12 Changing rooms for EHF official and EHF referees: Number of rooms: 2 Area (m2): 92 Showers/toilets inside the changing rooms: yes

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Electronic Equipment: Scoreboard: Manufacturer: EI Nis Fazi will be replaced Number of scoreboards: 2 Position of scoreboards: Wall-mounted behind the handball goals Video screen: yes Timing devices: Manufacturer: EI Nis Fazi will be replaced Description: Built in the scoreboard Position: same as that of scoreboards First Aid facilities: Equipment: In accordance with applicable national legislation Personnel (number): 2 Doping control: Any national legislation on doping: yes Is it WADA compliant: yes Doping control facilities in the sports hall: Examination rooms (number): 1 Waiting rooms (number): 1 Toilets (number): 2 EHF offices: EHF for president and secretary general: Size (m2): 40 Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with EHF regulations/requests EHF office for EHF official: Size (m2): 30 Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with EHF regulations/requests EHF office (at the sports halls) for EHF personnel: Size (m2): 50 Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with EHF regulations/requests EHF office (at official hotel) for EHF officials: Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with EHF regulations/requests
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VIP lounge: Area (m2): 350 Location within Sports Hall: Central part of tribunes next to playing court Seating capacity: 400 Food/drinks service available: yes Public announcement system: Note: The whole system will comply with EHF regulations. Location of Flags: Of participating countries: Above the scoreboard EHF: Above the scoreboard Parking facilities: Number of parking spaces: For team buses: 10 For EHF: 20 For the press and TV personnel: 50 For spectators Indicate location, number and distance from sports hall: In a 200-meter circle, around 800 spaces Air-conditioning: yes Security: Description of the security plans: The authorized state agency will be responsible for the development and implementation of the security plan in accordance with the most strict requirements provided for under the national legislation. Press facilities: The press facilities and required equipment will be in accordance with the standards as per EHF Media Guide Accreditation system: EHF-adopted accreditation system and procedures shall apply. Experiences from previous European Championships shall be applied. A contract to that effect with a company competent to carry out accreditations shall be made Public relations and promotion: The plan providing the maximum attention for all the matches will be made with EHF assistance in order to make the best possible promotion of the Championship and the sponsors which will help the Championship to be realized.

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Catering: The system of catering for: Teams: The hotel where the teams will be accommodated will provide all three meals based on self-service as well as two snacks before training sessions and matches. All meals will include bottled water, soft drinks, a beer and a glass of wine. For each game and training session bottled water, soft drinks and fruits will be provided. VIPs: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service and the adequate self-service system in the VIP zone. All meals will include bottled water, soft drinks, a beer and a glass of wine. EHF officials and EHF referees: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service for all three meals as well as bottled water, soft drinks and fruits. Mass media: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service with snacks and fruits provided in the press room too. Transportation: The venue (city) of the competition has an international airport: yes Railway station (km): In the city centre Bus station (km): In the city centre Number of cars available for: VIPs, EHF staff, EHF officials, EHF referees: 10 Number of buses available for teams: 1 per team Number of buses available for mass media: 2

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Pionir Map

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Accommodation

Hotel Hyatt Regency Category ***** Total number of rooms available: 301 Number of single rooms: 200 Number of double rooms: 100 Presidential suite: 1

Hotel Continental Beograd Category ***** Total number of rooms available: 420 Number of single room: 237 Number of double rooms: 183

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Hotel Best Western M Category **** Total number of rooms available: 231 Number of single room: 105 Number of double rooms: 126

Hotel In Category **** Total number of rooms available: 187 Number of single room: 90 Number of double rooms: 69 Apartments: 28

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Hotel Balkan Category **** Total number of rooms available: 80 Number of single room: 22 Number of double rooms: 48

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NOVI SAD

Novi Sad is the capital as well as the cultural and spiritual heart of Vojvodina. It
lies on the Danube River which connects Novi Sad to Vienna, Budapest and Belgrade. A great, old, Petrovaradin Fortress represents the heart of the old town and provides the most beautiful view of the city. It is the second largest city in Serbia but it is its multiethnic nature and elegance which are its best qualities.

There are over 200 sports organizations and over 15000 registered sportspersons.
The erection of the sport centre Vojvodina built in 1981 for the World Table Tennis Championship contributed to the development of that and other sports. The biggest sports centre in Novi Sad can host around 8000 people. It has an area of 46.319m2 and it can host competitions in basketball, volleyball, water polo, table tennis, boxing, judo, karate.

The

facility has hosted European Champions Cup Finals in basketball and volleyball as well as many Volleyball World League matches.
Novi Sad has a moderate continental climate, with four seasons. Autumn is longer than spring, with long sunny and warm periods. Winter is not so severe, with an average of 22 days of sub-zero temperature. January is the coldest month, with an average temperature of -1.9 C.

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Declaration of the City of Novi Sad

Pursuant

to article 44, item 32 and article 106, item 7 of the City of Novi Sad Statute (Official Gazette of the City of Novi Sad, no. 11/2002), and following the request of the City Department for Sports and Youth, the Mayor of the City of Novi Sad, issues hereunder the following CONCLUSION I. II. Support is offered to the candidature of the Serbian Handball Federation for the organization and hosting of the 2012 European Handball Championship due to take place in Novi Sad. Forward the Conclusion to: - Serbian Handball Federation, Obilicev venac 4/II, Belgrade - City Department for Sports and Youth

REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AUTONOMOUS PROVINCE OF VOIVODINA THE CITY OF NOVI SAD MAYOR No. 6-421/2007-II 19 September 2007 Novi Sad

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Sports Hall
Name of the Sports Hall: Vojvodina (Spens)
Year of Completion: 1980, restored in 2004 for the purposes of the European Basketball Championship. City: Novi Sad Owner (club/city/government): City Capacity (number of seats): 8.000 Distance to the Sports Hall: From town centre: 1 km 5 min From team hotels: 3 km 6 min From official hotel: 3 km 6 min From airport: 80 km 60 min Playing courts: Size (meters): 40 x 20 Free space around court: Behind end lines (meters): 2 Behind sideline (meters): 2 Lighting: Light intensity (lux): 1800 Strobe light facilities: no Cat walk: no Official handball balls: EHF reserves the right to select the make of the ball Changing Rooms for Teams: Number of rooms: 4 Area (m2): 205 Benches/chairs: yes Lockers: no Number of massage tables: 8 Number of showers: 24 Number of washing basins: 8 Number of toilets: 12 Changing rooms for EHF official and EHF referees: Number of rooms: 2 Area (m2): 60 Showers/toilets inside the changing rooms: yes
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Electronic Equipment: Scoreboard: Manufacturer: Number of scoreboards: 2 Position of scoreboards: wall-mounted behind the goals and four-sided at the court centre Video screen: no Timing devices: Manufacturer: Description: Built in the scoreboard Position: same as that of scoreboards First Aid facilities: Equipment: In accordance with applicable national legislation Personnel (number): 3 Doping control Any national legislation on doping: yes Is it WADA compliant: yes Doping control facilities in the sports hall: Examination rooms (number): 1 Waiting rooms (number): 1 Toilets (number): 2 EHF offices: EHF for president and secretary general: Size (m2): 50 Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with EHF regulations/requests EHF office for EHF official: Size (m2): 30 Note: The room/office shall regulations/requests

be equipped in accordance with EHF

EHF office (at the sports halls) for EHF personnel: Size (m2): 50 Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with EHF regulations/requests

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EHF office (at official hotel) for EHF officials: Note: The room/office shall be equipped regulations/requests

in

accordance

with

EHF

VIP lounge: Area (m2): 500 Location within Sports Hall: Central part of tribunes next to playing court Seating capacity: 400 Food/drinks service available: yes Public announcement system: Note: The whole system will comply with EHF regulations. Location of Flags: Of participating countries: Above the scoreboard. EHF: Above the scoreboard. Parking facilities: Number of parking spaces: For team buses: 5 For EHF: 25 For the press and TV personnel: 50 For spectators Indicate location, number and distance from sports hall: In a 100-meter circle, around 550 spaces Air-conditioning: yes Security: Description of the security plans: The authorized state agency will be responsible for the development and implementation of the security plan in accordance with the most strict requirements provided for under the national legislation. Press facilities: The press facilities and required equipment will be in accordance with the standards as per EHF Media Guide Accreditation system EHF-adopted accreditation system and procedures shall apply. Experiences from previous European Championships shall be applied. A contract to that effect with a company competent to carry out accreditations shall be made.

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Public relations and promotion: The plan providing the maximum attention for all the matches will be made with EHF assistance in order to make the best possible promotion of the Championship and the sponsors which will help the Championship to be realized. Catering: The system of catering for: Teams: The hotel where the teams will be accommodated will provide all three meals based on self-service as well as two snacks before training sessions and matches. All meals will include bottled water, soft drinks, a beer and a glass of wine. For each game and training session bottled water, soft drinks and fruits will be provided. VIPs: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service and the adequate self-service system in the VIP zone. All meals will include bottled water, soft drinks, a beer and a glass of wine. EHF officials and EHF referees: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service for all three meals as well as bottled water, soft drinks and fruits. Mass media: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service with snacks and fruits provided in the press room too. Transportation: The venue (city) of the competition has an international airport: no, closest airport 90 km Railway station (km): In the city centre Bus station (km): In the city centre Number of cars available for: VIPs, EHF staff, EHF officials, EHF referees: 10 Number of buses available for teams: 1 per team Number of buses available for mass media: 2

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Spens Map

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Accommodation

Hotel Park Category ***** Total number of rooms available: 245 Number of single rooms: 81 Number of double rooms: 164

Hotel Aleksandar Category **** Total number of rooms available: 27 Number of single rooms: 10 Number of double rooms: 10 Apartments: 7

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Hotel Sajam Category **** Total number of rooms available: 71 Number of single rooms: 4 Number of double rooms: 61 Apartments: 6

Hotel Vojvodina Category **** Total number of rooms available: 37 Number of single rooms: 21 Number of double rooms: 16

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VRSAC

Vrac

is located in the Vrac () is a city and a municipality Banat region, in the Vojvodina province. located in Serbia at 45.13N, 21.30E. In 2002 It is located 85 km from Belgrade. It lies the city's total population was 36,001 in the Vrsacki inhabitants. breg valley and is only 14 km far away from Romanian border. Vrsac is a town famous for well developed industry, especially pharmaceutical, wine and beer industry, confectionary and textile industry. Vrsac is considered to be one of the most significant centers of agriculture in the region of southern Banat.

Vrsac

is one of those towns which, by its picturesque nature, brings back the spirit of the ancient times, but at the same time, with many newly built houses and modern buildings, streets and industrial zones, it signals that the life of a new time is pulsing in it.

Vrsac
European Basketball Championship.

was one of host towns for the 2005

The climate of the Vrsac area is moderate and continental, with four seasons. Autumn is longer than spring, with long sunny and warm periods. Winter is not so severe. The southeast-east wind Koava, which blows from the Carpathians and brings clear and dry weather, is characteristic of the local climate. It mostly blows in autumn and winter. The average speed of Koava is 25-43 km per hour but certain strokes can reach up to 130 km/h.

In June 2001, Vrsac also hosted the playoff match with Italy for the 2002 European Championship. This town hosted numerous international friendly matches of national handball teams.
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Declaration of the City of Vrsac

VRSAC MUNICIPALITY Republic of Serbia Vrsac Municipality President No. SL/2007-P01 Date: 13 September 2007 Vrsac, Trg pobede 1 Tel: 013/821 053 Facsimile: 013/833-328 E-mail: predsednik@vrac.or.yu Secretary General of the Serbian Handball Federation Mr. Bozidar Djurkovic Dear Mr. Djurkovic,

We are particularly pleased that the Serbian Handball Federation has decided
to announce its official bid to host the 2012 European Handball Championship and enable, thus, the promotion of our country.

We

are honoured by the fact that our positive achievements as a city that hosted the European Basketball Championship has served for the announcement of the official bid to host the Championship and that by notifying Vrsac as one of the candidate host cities.

Vrsac has always unconditionally offered its support to the National Federation
and shall continue to do so, because Vrsac is a city of sports and a city that will always support any effort exerted to the effect of promoting our sport and our country.

The

Municipality of the City of Vrsac fully supports the candidature of the Serbian Handball Federation for the organization and hosting of the 2012 European Handball Championship. We sincerely hope that your efforts directed at getting the tender to host the Championship will be fruitful.

Looking forward to a very successful and fruitful cooperation, we remain,


Sincerely yours, President of Vrsac Municipality Jovica Zarkula, signed

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Sports Hall
Name of the Sports Hall:
Year of Completion: 2001 City: Vrsac Owner (club/city/government): Hemofarm Capacity (number of seats): 4.960 Distance to the Sports Hall: From town centre: 1km 5min From team hotels: 1km 10min From official hotel: 1km 10min From airport: 95 km 75 min Playing courts: Size (meters): 40 x 20 Free space around court: Behind end lines (meters): 2 Behind sideline (meters): 2 Lighting: Light intensity (lux): 1500 Strobe light facilities: no Cat walk: no Official handball balls: EHF reserves the right to select the make of the ball Changing Rooms for Teams: Number of rooms: 4 Area (m2): 320 Benches/chairs: yes Lockers: no Number of massage tables: 4 Number of showers: 24 Number of washing basins: 16 Number of toilets: 8 Changing rooms for EHF official and EHF referees: Number of rooms: 3 Area (m2): 95 Showers/toilets inside the changing rooms: yes
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Electronic Equipment: Scoreboard: Manufacturer: Bertele Number of scoreboards: 2 + 1 Position of scoreboards: wall-mounted behind the goals and four-sided at the court centre Video screen: no Timing devices: Manufacturer: Bertele Description: Built in the scoreboard Position: same as that of scoreboards First Aid facilities: Equipment: In accordance with applicable national legislation Personnel (number): 3 Doping control Any national legislation on doping: yes Is it WADA compliant: yes Doping control facilities in the sports hall: Examination rooms (number): 1 Waiting rooms (number): 1 Toilets (number): 2 EHF offices: EHF for president and secretary general: Size (m2): 40 Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with regulations/requests EHF office for EHF official: Size (m2): 20 Note: The room/office shall regulations/requests

EHF

be equipped in accordance with

EHF

EHF office (at the sports halls) for EHF personnel: Size (m2): 40 Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with regulations/requests

EHF

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EHF office (at official hotel) for EHF officials: Note: The room/office shall be equipped regulations/requests

in

accordance

with

EHF

VIP lounge: Area (m2): 400 Location within Sports Hall: Central part of tribunes next to playing court Seating capacity: 300 Food/drinks service available: yes Public announcement system: Note: The whole system will comply with EHF regulations. Location of Flags: Of participating countries: Above the scoreboard EHF: Above the scoreboard Parking facilities: Number of parking spaces: For team buses: 5 For EHF: 25 For the press and TV personnel: 50 For spectators Indicate location, number and distance from sports hall: In a 100-meter circle, around 550 spaces Air-conditioning: yes Security: Description of the security plans: The authorized state agency will be responsible for the development and implementation of the security plan in accordance with the most strict requirements provided for under the national legislation. Press facilities: The press facilities and required equipment will be in accordance with the standards as per EHF Media Guide Accreditation system EHF-adopted accreditation system and procedures shall apply. Experiences from previous European Championships shall be applied. A contract to that effect with a company competent to carry out accreditations shall be made

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Public relations and promotion: The plan providing the maximum attention for all the matches will be made with EHF assistance in order to make the best possible promotion of the Championship and the sponsors which will help the Championship to be realized. Catering: The system of catering for: Teams: The hotel where the teams will be accommodated will provide all three meals based on self-service as well as two snacks before training sessions and matches. All meals will include bottled water, soft drinks, a beer and a glass of wine. For each game and training session bottled water, soft drinks and fruits will be provided. VIPs: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service and the adequate self-service system in the VIP zone. All meals will include bottled water, soft drinks, a beer and a glass of wine. EHF officials and EHF referees: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service for all three meals as well as bottled water, soft drinks and fruits. Mass media: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service with snacks and fruits provided in the press room too. Transportation: The venue (city) of the competition has an international airport: no, closest airport 95 km Railway station (km): In the city centre Bus station (km): In the city centre Number of cars available for: VIPs, EHF staff, EHF officials, EHF referees: 10 Number of buses available for teams: 1 per team Number of buses available for mass media: 2

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Millennium Map

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Accommodation

Hotel Villa Breg Category ***** Total number of rooms available: 48 Number of double rooms: 43 Apartments: 5

Hotel Srbija Category *** Total number of rooms available: 85 Number of double rooms: 79 Apartments: 6

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Hotel JAT Category *** Total number of rooms available: 136 Number of single rooms: 24 Number of double rooms: 112

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NIS

Ni is situated at the 4319' latitude north and 2154' longitude east in the Niava valley, near the spot where it joins the Juna Morava River.

Situated

at the crossroads of Balkan and European highways, connecting Asia Minor to Europe, Ni is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans, and has been considered, from ancient times, a gateway between the East and the West. It is in Ni that the trunk road running from the north down the Morava River valley forks into two major lines: - the south one, leading to Thessalonica and Athens, - and the east one, leading towards Sofia and Istanbul, and further on, towards the Near East. It is home to Serbia's oldest Christian church, dating back to the 4th century, situated in the suburb of Mediana. Ni is also notable as the birthplace of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Roman Emperor and the founder of Constantinople. Ni is one of the most important industrial centres in Serbia, well-known for its tobacco industry.
The climate of the Ni area is moderate and continental, with an average temperature of 11.2C. July is the warmest month of the year, with the average of 21.2C. The coldest month is January, averaging at 0.2C. The average of the annual rainfall is 567.25 mm/m. The average barometer value is 992.74 mb. There are 123 days with rain and 43 days with snow. On the average, the wind force is just below 3 Beaufort.

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city hosted numerous great sports events. As concerns handball, the City of Nis hosted the playoff matches of the national teams (Norway, Slovak Republic, Poland, Macedonia, Iceland..) Handball clubs from this city, both men and women, have taken part in European Club competitions, all to the final tournament between Zeleznicar and Naisa.

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Declaration of the City of Nis


REPUBLIC OF SERBIA THE CITY OF NIS The Assembly of the City of Nis No. 06-530/2007 14 September 2007 NIS SERBIAN HANDBALL FEDERATION Obilicev venac 4/2, Belgrade Concern: Declaration by the city authorities Dear Sirs,

We We

are very pleased that the Serbian Handball Federation has decided to announce its official bid to host the 2012 European Handball Championship and enable, thus, the promotion of our country. are privileged that our positive experiences as a city that hosted various international matches have served for announcement of the bid and that you have put forward the city of Nis as one of the candidate host cities for the Championship.

The

city of Nis has always unconditionally offered its support to the National Federation and shall continue to do so, because Nis is a city of sports and a city that will always support any effort exerted to the effect of promoting our sport and our country.

The City of Nis fully supports the candidature of the Serbian Handball Federation
for the organization and hosting of the 2012 European Handball Championship. We sincerely hope that your efforts directed at getting the tender for the Championship will be fruitful. Looking forward to a very successful and fruitful cooperation, we remain, Sincerely yours, Mayor Smiljko Kostic, sgd.

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Sports Hall
Name of the Sports Hall:
Year of Completion: 1973 City: Nis Owner (club/city/government): City Capacity (number of seats): 5.800 Distance to the Sports Hall: From town centre: 1km 3min From team hotels: 3km 5min From official hotel: 3km 5min From airport: 220km 120min Playing courts: Size (meters): 40 x 20 Free space around court: Behind end lines (meters): 2 Behind sideline (meters): 2 Lighting: Light intensity (lux): 1500 Strobe light facilities: no Cat walk: no Official handball balls: EHF reserves the right to select the make of the ball Changing Rooms for Teams: Number of rooms: 6 Area (m2): 200 Benches/chairs: yes Lockers: no Number of massage tables: 6 Number of showers: 24 Number of washing basins: 12 Number of toilets: 6 Changing rooms for EHF official and EHF referees: Number of rooms: 2 Area (m2): 80 Showers/toilets inside the changing rooms: yes
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Electronic Equipment: Scoreboard: Manufacturer: EI Nis - new Number of scoreboards: 2 Position of scoreboards: Wall-mounted behind the handball goals Video screen: no Timing devices: Manufacturer: EI Nis - new Description: Built in the scoreboard Position: same as that of scoreboards First Aid facilities: Equipment: In accordance with applicable national legislation Personnel (number): 2 Doping control Any national legislation on doping: yes Is it WADA compliant: yes Doping control facilities in the sports hall: Examination rooms (number): 1 Waiting rooms (number): 1 Toilets (number): 2 EHF offices: EHF for president and secretary general: Size (m2): 40 Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with EHF regulations/requests EHF office for EHF official: Size (m2): 30 Note: The room/office shall regulations/requests

be equipped in accordance with EHF

EHF office (at the sports halls) for EHF personnel: Size (m2): 50 Note: The room/office shall be equipped in accordance with EHF regulations/requests

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EHF office (at official hotel) for EHF officials: Note: The room/office shall be equipped regulations/requests

in

accordance

with

EHF

VIP lounge: Area (m2): 100 Location within Sports Hall: Central part of tribunes next to playing court Seating capacity: 70 Food/drinks service available: yes Public announcement system: Note: The whole system will comply with EHF regulations. Location of Flags: Of participating countries: Ceiling-mounted/under the roof central position EHF: Ceiling-mounted/under the roof central position Parking facilities: Number of parking spaces: For team buses: 10 For EHF: 20 For the press and TV personnel: 50 For spectators Indicate location, number and distance from sports hall: In a 200-meter circle, around 800 spaces Air-conditioning: no it will be provided Security: Description of the security plans: The authorized state agency will be responsible for the development and implementation of the security plan in accordance with the most strict requirements provided for under the national legislation. Press facilities: The press facilities and required equipment will be in accordance with the standards as per EHF Media Guide Accreditation system EHF-adopted accreditation system and procedures shall apply. Experiences from previous European Championships shall be applied. A contract to that effect with a company competent to carry out accreditations shall be made

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Public relations and promotion: The plan providing the maximum attention for all the matches will be made with EHF assistance in order to make the best possible promotion of the Championship and the sponsors which will help the Championship to be realized. Catering: The system of catering for: Teams: The hotel where the teams will be accommodated will provide all three meals based on self-service as well as two snacks before training sessions and matches. All meals will include bottled water, soft drinks, a beer and a glass of wine. For each game and training session bottled water, soft drinks and fruits will be provided. VIPs: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service and the adequate self-service system in the VIP zone. All meals will include bottled water, soft drinks, a beer and a glass of wine. EHF officials and EHF referees: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service for all three meals as well as bottled water, soft drinks and fruits. Mass media: The hotel will provide three meals per day based on self-service with snacks and fruits provided in the press room too. Transportation: The venue (city) of the competition has an international airport: yes, only for charter flights Railway station (km): In the city centre Bus station (km): In the city centre Number of car available for: VIPs, EHF staff, EHF officials, EHF referees: 10 Number of buses available for teams: 1 per team Number of buses available for mass media: 2

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Accommodation

Hotel My Place Category **** Total number of rooms available: 23 Number of single rooms: 12 Number of double rooms: 11

Hotel Niski cvet Category **** Total number of rooms available: 30 Apartments: 7 Number of double rooms: 23

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Hotel Aleksandar Category **** Total number of rooms available: 24 Apartments: 11 Number of double rooms: 13

Hotel Panorama Lux Category *** Total number of rooms available: 29 Apartments: 8 Number of double rooms: 21

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EXPERIENCE IN THE ORGANIZATION OF GREAT HANDBALL EVENTS


Womens World Championship: - 1957 Belgrade - 1973 Belgrade Womens Junior World Championship: 1979 Pristina Mens Balkan Games: - 1987 Nis Womens Balkan Games: - 1981 Kikinda - 1985 Belgrade Balkan Youth Games (Men): - 1980 Belgrade - 1985 Valjevo Balkan Youth Games (Women): - 1984 Sombor - 1989 Kanjiza Mens Trophy of Yugoslavia - 1960-63,1967,1969, 1989 Belgrade - 1976 Nis - 1978 Sabac - 1983 Kragujevac

Womens Trophy of Yugoslavia - Beograd 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1976, 1986, 1987, - Vrnjacka Banja 1972, 1973 - Sombor 1973, 1980, 1985, - Kikinda 1988, - Krusevac 1989,
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2003 Mens Nations Cup - 2003 Beograd Mens Nations four-event: - 1969,1981,1985,1989 Womens Nations four-event: - 1969,1974,1978,1982,1986 European Handball Championship 17 - 2004 Belgrade Eyof - 2007 Belgrade

Belgrade,

Novi Sad and Vrsac, the candidate cities to host the competition have considerable experiences in the organization of great sports events (European and World Championships). The City of Nis has experience in the organization of qualification matches for European and World Championships, European Cups semi-finals and finals.

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A VISION FOR THE FUTURE


The
Serbian Handball Federation, candidate to host the 2012 European Handball Championship, was founded in December 1949. Throughout all these years, handball has become one of the most famous sports in our country, Europe and worldwide. It has become one of the national brands. The love of the game, talent and quality of our players thrill hundreds of thousands of handball fans.

You

all recall the golden generations originating from this region Branislav Pokrajac, Zoran Zivkovic, Svetlana Kitic, Veselin Vujovic, Jovica Cvetkovic, Mirjana Djurica, Veselin Vukovic, Mile Isakovic, Dragan Skrbic, Dragica Djuric, Ratko Nikolic, Ljiljana Knezevic, Nenad Perunicic, who spread Serbia's fame on to Europe and the world. Their journey has been taken on by young and talented players Zarko Sesum, Ana Djokic, Petar Nenadic...

Our

country has faced serious sports challenges as concerns the hosting of great sports events. We have full support by all structures the Government, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Olympic Committee, including the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation (RTS) and all host cities.

On

our path of getting the tender for the 2012 European Handball Championship, the Executive Committee of the European Handball Federation has extended its helping hand.

We

wish handball to be a bridge that will connect all nations, a bridge to be built in Serbia. To achieve this goal, we need your support.

See you in Serbia in 2012!

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