Host cities of Eurovision Song Contest in Europe: Green – A single contest, Pink – Multiple contests
List of host cities of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest: This page is a list of cities and venues that have hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, one or more times. Future venues are shown in italics.
The first edition took place in 2003 in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Following the hosting problems for the 2004 edition, the location of the subsequent contests were appointed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), following a bidding process with broadcasters from the participating countries. Belgium was therefore the first country to successfully bid for the rights to host the contest in 2005. Poland became the first country to host two contests in a row (in 2019 and in 2020, respectively).
Originally, unlike its adult version, the winning country did not receive the rights to host the next contest. However for the contests from 2014 to 2017, 2019, and then in 2020, the winning country had first refusal on hosting the next competition. Italy used this clause in 2015 to decline hosting the contest that year after their victory in 2014. 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 are years that a country has won and has hosted the following year’s edition.
Kiev and Minsk are two cities having hosted the contest twice.
|Amsterdam||Heineken Music Hall||2012|
|Ukraine||Kiev||Palace of Sports||2009|
|Valletta||Mediterranean Conference Centre||2016|
|Belarus||Minsk||Minsk Arena||2010, 2018|
|Cyprus||Limassol||Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Center||2008|
|Armenia||Yerevan||Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex||2011|
Opening ceremony venue
|2014||Verdala Palace (Il-Palazz Verdala)|
|2015||National Palace of Culture (Национален дворец на културата, Natsionalen dvorets na kulturata)|
|2016||Manoel Theatre (Teatro Pubblico, Teatro Reale)|
|2017||National Parliamentary Library of Georgia (საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკა)|
|2018||BelExpo Exhibition Centre|
|2019||Silesian Theatre (Teatr Śląski)|
- 1.^ Although the venue itself is located in Marsa, Malta, the Junior Eurovision Executive Supervisor, Vladislav Yakovlev stated on 18 December 2013 that there would be “no host city – but a host island”