There were 12 world-class venues that hosted each of the sports across Berlin and Glasgow. The European Championships showcased the cities' existing sports facilities – making for an attractive and affordable event that could be considered good value from a host's perspective.

For the first edition in 2018, athletics was held in Berlin at the iconic Olympic Stadium. The other six sports were held in Glasgow. Both cities saw the benefits of an innovative, cost-efficient multi-sport concept – one that helped them deliver on their long-term commitment to produce strong economic benefits, along with sporting, cultural and social legacy, by bringing new audiences to their cities and countries.

The event was a perfect example of how to build a legacy impact after the wonderful IAAF World Championships in 2009 in Berlin and the Commonwealth Games in 2014 in Glasgow, with many of the sporting facilities being re-used in 2018.