Format and regulations

Eight teams compete in the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship final tournament.

UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship trophy
©Sportsfile

The UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship consists of two qualifying rounds and an annual eight-team final tournament.

Qualifying round
Played in the autumn, with one country hosting round-robin fixtures played over six days. The group winners advance to the next round, and depending on the number of entries there may also be a specified number of runners-up or all runners-up and the best third-placed sides.

Elite round
Played in the spring, with one country hosting round-robin fixtures played over seven days. The seven group winners join the tournament hosts in the finals.

UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship Trophy
The trophy awarded until 2013©Sportsfile

Final tournament
The finals consist of two groups of four, with the top two sides from each progressing to the semi-finals where it becomes a knockout competition. In finals held in odd-numbered years (i.e. 2017, 2019) the championship also serves as qualification for the biennial FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Regulations
The regulations for the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship are initially drawn up by the UEFA Administration before being submitted to the UEFA Women's Football Committee. They are then forwarded upon that committee's approval to the UEFA Executive Committee for ratification.