2 (in 2 host cities)
| 24 May–2 June|
Russia (1st title)
| 12 (from 1 confederation)|1996 European Men's Handball Championship Wikipedia
The 1996 EHF European Men's Handball Championship (2nd tournament) was held in Spain from 24 May–2 June, in the cities of Ciudad Real and Seville. Russia won the tournament with Spain second and Yugoslavia the third.