The teams were divided into two groups of five with Hungary and Italy elected to host each group.
Group A: Hungary, Bulgaria, Finland, Netherlands, Ukraine
Group B: Italy, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Serbia
All teams play each other once during a round robin competition from 3 June 2011 until 8 June 2011.
In Hungary all the games will be played in Sopron while in Italy they are played in the Cras Basket arena in Taranto. Sport 1 in Hungary and RAI Sports in Italy will be providing live television coverage for their teams.
The winner from each group then will square off against each other in home-and-away games on 2 June and 15 June to determine who will qualify for the finals.
The prize for the winner is a place in Group C with host nation Poland, Spain and Montenegro.
The European Championship will tip off on 18 June 2011 in the cities of Bydgoszcz and Katowice in Poland.