The European Athletics Team Championships have still a young history. In Cheboksary the Championships will take place for the 6th time. Since 2008 there are four leagues with promotion and relegation.
The Super League and the First League have 12 teams each, while the Second League and the Third League 8 and 14 respectively. Team scores will be calculated by combination of men and women's points, rather than the previous individual male and female scores. Each year, three teams are relegated from the Super League and are replaced by three teams promoted from the First League. Two teams are relegated/promoted among First, Second and Third League teams.
POINTS SYSTEM - SUPER LEAGUE
The winner of each discipline gets 12 points; the second gets 11 points – and so on. Athletes or relay teams who will be disqualified or do not finish get no points.
The Team with most points wins the Championships as European Team champion.