The European Championship will take place in four countries - Israel (Tel Aviv), Romania (Cluj-Napoca), Turkey (Istanbul) and Finland (Helsinki). 24 teams will take part in the group stage and will be divided into four groups of six teams. The 4 best teams from each group will go to the playoffs. The final part of the tournament will be held in Istanbul in the Sinan Erden arena.
In addition to the Russian national team also making the finals through the qualifying tournament are Belgium, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine and Montenegro. They join Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, France, Czech Republic and Croatia, which are selected by the successful performance at the Eurobasket 2015.