Debrecen in Hungary will host the FIBA 2019 3x3 Europe Cup ©FIBA

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced that Debrecen in Hungary will stage the 2019 3x3 Europe Cup.

Since 2015, the second largest city in Hungary has hosted a number of 3x3 tournaments, including the Under-18 World Cup in 2015.

The 3x3 Under-18 Europe Cup and 3x3 World Tour Debrecen Masters also took place in the city in 2016.

Both tournaments are due to return to Debrecen later this year and in 2018.

"Everything we invest is for the youth," said FIBA Europe executive director Kamil Novak.

"I would like to congratulate you on your vision.

"I want to emphasise that Debrecen has already organised fantastic events in the last two years."

The event is set to be held on Kossuth Square in front of the iconic Reformed Great Church.

Competition dates will be confirmed at a later stage.

Debrecen Mayor László Papp, in the centre, helped celebrate his city being awarded the 2019 3x3 Europe Cup ©FIBA
Debrecen Mayor László Papp, in the centre, helped celebrate his city being awarded the 2019 3x3 Europe Cup ©FIBA

"We are once again home to one of the most popular sports events," László Papp, the Mayor of Debrecen, said.

"Our city can benefit from the huge interest around the event and the fact the games will be broadcast on television."

This year's Europe Cup will be the third edition of the event and is due to be held in Dutch capital Amsterdam from July 7 to 9.

Bucharest has hosted the previous two tournaments in 2014 and 2016.

Romania and Russia won the men's and women's titles respectively in 2014.

Slovenia took the men's title in 2016 and Hungary the women's.

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board is due to decide next week whether basketball 3x3 should be added to the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020.

It is among many new disciplines and events set to be discussed at a meeting held on Friday (June 9). 

FIBA have also announced the launch of the new website specifically catered towards 3x3 basketball.

The website, accessible here, is billed as the "place to be for the large community of fans of the 3x3 game as well as for players, media, national basketball federations, private organisers, partners and any other stakeholder".