FAI Hang Gliding and Paragliding Commission (CIVL)

Category 1 Championships

Coming Championships

  • 2024 - European Paragliding Championships in Pegalajar, Spain
  • 2024 - Pan-American Paragliding Championships in Andradas, Brazil
  • 2024 - European Paragliding Accuracy Championships -  Gjiro, Albania
  • 2024 - World Junior Paragliding Championships -  Tolmin, Slovenia.
  • 2024 - Asian-Oceanic Paragliding Championships - Mungyeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea
  • 2024 - Pan-American Paragliding Accuracy Championships - Piedechinche, Valle del Cauca, Colombia


  • 2025 - World Paragliding Championships in Andradas, Brazil
  • 2025 - World HG XC Class 1, 5, Women in Ager, Spain
  • 2025 - World HG XC Class 1 Sport in Laveno, Italy
  • 2025 - World Paragliding Accuracy Championships in Alanya-Antalya, Turkey
Bidding is open for...
  • 2026 - European Paragliding Championships
  • 2026 - European Hang Gliding Class 1
  • 2026 - Pan-American Paragliding Championships
  • 2026 - European Paragliding Accuracy Championships
  • 2026 - World Junior Paragliding Championships
  • 2026 - Asian or Asian-Oceanic Paragliding Accuracy Championships
  • 2026 - Pan-American Paragliding Accuracy Championships
  • 2026 - World Junior Paragliding Championships


Make sure you use the NEW Template for Category 1 Bids.

There is still a vacancy for

  • 2025 or 2024 - World PG Aerobatics
  • 2025 - World Paragliding Sport Class Championship *

Any potential organiser should contact CIVL Bureau to find out about the possibility.

* If Sport Class project is approved by the Plenary.


Preparing and presenting bids

Normally, bids are presented and Championships are awarded at the Plenary two years prior. For example, at the 2018 Plenary, the 2020 Championships may be awarded.

It is also possible to announce at the Plenary three years prior, an 'intention to bid'. 

Please follow the Requirements and Guidelines to Bid for CIVL First Category events. The complete document can be found by this link.

Preparing the Bid

Bidders are required to complete the following:

  • Annexe A: Bid Information needed by the FAI and the CIVL
  • Annexe B: Budget
  • Annexe C: Support documentation needed
  • Annexe D: Additional information from the organisers.


Annexe E

A typical 2023 Organiser Agreement template (OA) is copied in Annexe E. The Organiser Agreement is owned by the FAI Executive Board and may be changed without our knowledge.


Sending the Bid

An electronic copy of the bid must be sent by email to the CIVL President (civl-president @ fai.org) and to the CIVL Administrator (civl-administrator @ fai.org) by January 1st prior to the CIVL Plenary at which it will be presented. This should be two years before the proposed event. 


Prior to the Plenary

  • Once received, bid documents will be checked for completeness by the Bureau and circulated to the relevant Committee.
  • If the Bureau and Committee needs more detail or is dissatisfied with any aspect of the bid, it will communicate with the bidder, allowing sufficient time for the organisers to respond with explanations or an amended bid, as necessary.
  • Bid documents will be published 30 days before the plenary as part of its agenda, giving time for delegates to study the bid. 


During the Plenary

  • Bids will be reviewed during the CIVL Plenary meeting on the first day in the afternoon.
  • There will be no accompanying presentation, slides or videos.
  • The organiser shall be available for a Question & Answer session and ready to answer questions in English.
  • The plenary will vote on the bids on the second day in the morning.


If the bid is successful.

  • The Organiser Agreement will be signed as soon as possible.
  • A steward acting as the CIVL representative will be appointed and will work closely with the organiser.      


Next steps:

Once the bid has been awarded, a Steward will be appointed by CIVL to advise and guide the organisers through their preparations, starting with the Test Event. 

The Test Event should be run according to Cat 1 event rules as far as appropriate. The Steward will advise further and help with preparing Local Regulations.

After the Test Event, the Steward produces a report which outlines how the Test Event was run, highlighting any shorfalls in the organisation and making any necessary recommendations for actions to be carried out prior to or at the following year's Championship.