The best European youth basketball players born after 31 December 1992 take centre stage after the completion of Eurobasket Women 2013 with the U20 European Championships.
Turkey are hosting the Division A championship for the first time, while Bulgaria are the hosts for the Division B competition.
Both tournaments take place at the same time from 4 until 14 July 2013.
Samsun is the hosting city for the Division A tournament in Turkey. Te Turkish Federation are using this event as a test run for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women which they are also hosting.
The matches are to be played in 3 arenas: Atatürk Arena,
Yaşar Doğu Arena and New Yaşar Doğu Arena.
For the Division B tournament in Albena only the Albena Sport Gym is used for the matches.
The format for the Division A tournament is unchanged from last season:
The teams are split into four groups of four teams. At the end of the preliminary round the top three teams of each group move to the qualifying round.
Group A: Belarus, Netherlands, Serbia, Ukraine
Group B: Greece, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain
Group C: France, Italy, Hungary, Russia
Group D: Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, Turkey
The bottom four teams must play in a relegation group in
which all teams play each other once before being integrated into the 9th - 16th classification round.
The second round, also known as the Qualifying Round, is the creation of two groups of six teams.
Groups A and B are merged to form Group E while groups C and D become Group F.
In this round the teams cross over with each team playing the opposing preliminary group members once.
The top four teams from the two groups then qualify for the Final Round, also known as the final 8 or quarter-final. The remaining teams participate in the 9th to 16th place Classification Round.
The Final Round is basically a knock-out competition with the brackets determining the finishing order in each group.
The first team in each group plays the fourth team in the other group while the second placed team plays the third placed one.
The losers from the quarter-final play off in the 5th to 8th place competition. The winners of the semi-final contest the final while the losers play in the third-place match.
The Division B tournament is a round-robin league format with all the teams playing each other once. The top three teams at the end of the competition are promoted.
The nine teams taking part are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Latvia, Israel, Macedonia, Portugal and Romania.
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14 July 2013: Julie Vanloo MVP on exhibition day
13 July 2013: Belgium,Czech Republic and Latvia are promoted
10 July 2013: Bulgaria suffer tough loss to Macedonia
09 July 2013: Belgium, Czech Republic and Portugal pull away
09 July 2013: Basketball news from day 4 in Albena
05 July 2013: Belgium and Portugal set the pace on day 2
02 July 2013: Review of the 9 teams in Bivision B