Based on the WBSC calendar, the ESF EC approved the updated 2020 - 2022 calendar. One of the main goals of the ESF was to make sure that the teams for the European spots at World Cups are selected on the field. Based on this, two additional events have been added into the Calendar. U18 and U16 MECh will also be played in 2021 and the European Qualifier for U18 MWC 2022. A Men's Championship will be played also in 2022 to prevent a long gap between the top men’s events in Europe.

Women's European Championships and World Cups timeline:

yearWomenU22 WomenU18 WomenU15 Women
2019ECh + OQU19 WCU16 ECh
2020OG + EChU18 WCU15 ECh
2021World CupU22 EChU18 EChU15 WC
2022EChU18 WCU15 ECh
2023World CupU22 EChU18 EChU15 WC
2024EChU18 WCU15 ECh
2025World CupU22 EChU18 EChU15 WC

Men's European Championships and World Cups timeline:

yearMenU23 MenU18 + U16 Men
2019World CupU18 EQ
2020EChU18 WC, U18 + U16 ECh
2021World CupU23 WCU18 + U16 ECh
2022EChU18 WC
2023EChU23 WCU18 + U16 ECh
2024World CupU18 WC
2025EChU23 WCU18 + U16 ECh

A new event has been added to the ESF Competitions. The ESF Masters for Men and Women 35+ will be yet another special tournament starting in 2019. This event will be hosted in co-operation with the Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation in Barcelona on October 30 – November 2. Deadline for entries is August 1 and the Entry Form is already on the ESF website here. Also dates of known European Championships – MECh, U18+U16 MECh and U15 WECh – were approved. Those dates are mentioned here.