Greece

Hellenic Basketball Federation

The Hellenic Basketball Federation (HBF) is the supreme authority of the sport of Basketball in Greece.
A 21-member Board, headed by the President of the HBF, governs the Federation.
All the Local Basketball Associations and Committees of Greece, responsible for the conduction of local Basketball Championships, run under the supervision of the HBF.
The Hellenic Basketball Federation issues the licenses of all players participating in Local and National Championships.

The Federation conducts all Men’s and Women’s National Category Championships (except A1 National Men’s Category Championship), as well as the Final Phases of the Championships of all youth categories.

The Hellenic Basketball Federation organizes and conducts the National Cup of Men and Women Clubs.

Furthermore, the Hellenic Basketball Federation has the responsibility of all National Teams, Men and Women, all Age categories, as well as 3×3 National Teams, representing Greece in FIBA International Championships and Tournaments.

Federation’s main scope is to spread the love for the basketball focusing mainly on children and teens, promoting the values of fair-play, social inclusion and giving prominence to the team spirit as a main component of self-growth and personal respect.

Cyprus Basketball Federation (CBF)

Cyprus Basketball Federation (CBF) is the governing body for the sport of basketball in Cyprus. CBF was established in 1966 and became a full member of International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in 1974. CBF has 32 club members, 210 teams participating in various championships and 4000 registered athletes.

CBF is a non-profit corporate body which represents the sport nationally and internationally. It’s main role is to develop the sport of basketball, 3×3 basketball and wheelchair basketball for men and women, at national level and at the same time, to ensure that the national teams, both at youth and senior level, represent the country at international official competitions.

CBF’s main activities:

  • develop the sports at national level
  • represent the country at international bodies and competitions, at the best possible level
  • increase the participation of young players at the sport
  • increase the number of club members
  • run the national competitions form Under 8 years old and until the senior level championship
  • design and create a practising manual, according to international standards and the local player’s characteristics, and to coordinate the compliance of the clubs with the manual
  • organize activities designed to increase the popularity of the sport
  • increase the number of funs who watch basketball games during the season
  • develop it’s club members structure and to help them create sources of income to support the club long term
  • ensure the best possible conditions for the increasing of the level of sports skills of the players and their best presentation;
  • be able to develop through the sport, the personalities, behavior, sense of fair play and respect for the opponents and lifelong skills of young kids

Bulgarian Basketball Federation

BBF is independent voluntary association of basketball clubs (totally 120 Bulgarian basketball clubs – members ) which carry out activities for development of basketball in Bulgaria in the officially recognised by FIBA disciplines: basketball, 3×3, wheelchair basketball and basketball for veterans; BBF is representing Bulgarian basketball in the international and national sports organisations and is member of International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BOC)
Purpose of activities
To take care for the functioning and development of basketball in Bulgaria.
To create the directions, the main methodological requirements and documents regarding practicing basketball in Bulgaria in accordance with the main directions of the physical education national policy and to follow and supervise its implementation.
To coordinate and control the organization, development and practicing of basketball in Bulgaria in complete compliance with the nationally and internationally approved standards and requirements
To organize any activity designed to make basketball widely popular and socially important sport;
To make basketball a sport that helps for the education, social contacts, the formation of the culture of behavior and value system of the young people;
To ensure the best possible conditions for the increasing of the level of sports skills of the players and their best presentation;
To help basketball to reach prestigious positions in national and international aspects;
To attract high level specialists and to increase the qualification of basketball personnel

Basketball Federation of North Macedonia

Basketball Federation of North Macedonia Federation exist from 1950 together with the Yugoslavian Basketball Federation, and from 1993 was independent and recognized by FIBA ( at the World congress in Porto Rico ).
After 30 years, today our federation has more than 80 basketball clubs with 200 teams in all age categories, senior and young, men and women, with 3.500 registrated players.
The highest level of competition is First League Men, every year starting in October, and finishing with Final Round on the end of May, 12 clubs are participating teams, and the games will be organized every weekend during the mentioned period.
The Basketball Federation of North Macedonia has been the governing body of basketball throughout the country ever since. The BFNM follows the rules and regulations of FIBA.
The Federation also organizes domestic and international competitions, continental championships (both youth and senior competition), and actively participates in international projects that focus on developing the sport in continuity.
North Macedonia has been the host of continental championships for over 30 years while organizing domestic championships, national cups, Super Cups in men’s, women’s and in youth competition.
Recently the Federation has added a couple of projects to focus on along with its daily activities and projects with a couple of other partner Federations from Europe – acknowledged by FIBA and EU Erasmus+sport.

Center for Social Innovation Ltd

Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Research and Development organization, which focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring about a positive change to local, national, regional, and global entities. These entities include but are not limited to governments, local administrative agencies, non-for-profit agencies, commercial entities, and educational institutions. The CSI team is composed of open-minded, fully equipped researchers, entrepreneurs, project managers, trainers, and Information Technology specialists. CSI encompasses the capability and capacity to identify social needs, design and implement adjusted initiatives, and provide for sustainable growth. The CSI team’s areas of expertise are in the fields of traditional education and e-learning, entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation, creativity, negotiations, IP advisory services, social responsibility, business advisory solutions, data analytics, information technologies, project management, project evaluation services, product validation, training and computer gaming. CSI draws know-how and skills from its wide global network, which includes academic institutions, IT companies, public services, international organizations, start-ups, and public services.

UNIVERSAL EDUCATION

Universal Education was established in 2000 under the name AKMI KEK S.A. and was certified as a Level 2 National Centre for Vocational Training (K.D.V.M.2) by the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP). It has more than 25 years of experience in the field of Vocational Education and Training and Lifelong Learning, focusing on pioneering learning methodologies/activities and having presence in Athens and Thessaloniki. So far, more than 20.000 individuals have been enrolled and benefitted from classes in various fields. Its private facilities have received 1 million euros in investments for state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment. It has also established bonds for international cooperation with organizations such as ITEC, Pearson Edexcel, SQA and ACTA. Universal Education is among the first choices of private VET education as it offers both long-term and short-term courses in a variety of fields and provides a “hands-on” orientation by operating fully equipped laboratories designed according to the standards and simulating the real conditions of everyday professional life or supporting the courses with WBL assignments. In addition, the collaboration with labour market experts, chambers, trade unions and associations give a concrete insight into the world of work, contributing to a more conscious choice of profession and preparing the future associates who are able to respond effectively to the market’s needs.