The Europeada is organized by FUEN. Just as happens with this pro-minorities organization, most tournament participants are drawn from central Europe. Thus, teams representing South Tyrol, the Romansh speakers of the Swiss canton of Grisons, Lusatia, Upper Silesia and several Balkan minorities will be among the participants.
As for the rest of Europe, Occitania, the isle of Man, the Crimean Tatars and the team of minorities in Estonia will also be taking part in the championship.
For the first time ever, a women's competition (6 teams) will be held, in addition to the traditional men's championship (24 teams). "We are very glad that we have succeeded in having not only a men’s tournament, but also a women’s tournament," said Susann Schenk, secretary-general of FUEN.
South Tyrolean wins
In the two previous editions (2008 and 2012) the South Tyrol team proclaimed itself champion. In the first edition they defeated the Croats in Serbia team, while in the second one they beat the Hungarian Roma team.