2016 BALKAN VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION 
BVA President:  Mr. Milutin POPOVIC from Bosnia&Herzegovina
BVA Vice President:  Mr. Cvetko PAJKOVIC from Montenegro
BVA Secretary General:  Mrs. Nilüfer Başak SHIMONSKY from Turkey
Commissions:
Technical Commission
President :                                           Mr. Periklis Bakodimos from Greece
Members :                                           Mr. Slobodan Milosevic from Serbia
                                                              Ms. Gabriela Bulgariu from Romania
                                                              Mr. Stanislav Nikolov from Bulgaria
                                                              Mr. Gönenç Bengisun from Turkey
                                                              Mr. Simon Gines from Former Y.R. of Macedonia
                                                              Mr. Drazenko Haracic from Bosnia&Herzegovina
Beach Volleyball Sub-Commission
President:                                            Mr. Tosho Stoyanov from Bulgaria
Members:                                            Mr. Athanasios Reras from Greece
                                                              Mr. Nikola Pjescic from Montenegro
                                                              Mr. Oğuz Değirmenci from Turkey
                                                              Mr. Florin Vasile Bosi from Romania
                                 
Marketing and Development Commission             
President:                                           Mr. Zoran Avramovic from Serbia
Members:                                           Mr. Panagiotis SIDERIS from Greece
                                                             Mr.Athinodoros Chatzipanagiotov from Greece
                                                             Mr. Sezgin Eren from Turkey
 
HISTORY OF THE BALKAN VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION
The Balkan Volleyball Association was founded in 1998, in Orestiada (Greece), but due to the challenging political situation in the Balkans, it had to temporarily suspend its activities. Under the initiative of the Greek Volleyball Federation and its President, Mr. Thanasis Beligratis, the member federations of the BVA (Greece, Serbia & Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Albania, F.Y.R. of Macedonia and Moldavia) unanimously voted the re-establishment of the Association, during the extraordinary General Assembly in Athens in 2000.
The purpose of this Regional Association is to further develop Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in the Balkan Region, in all categories, Men and Women, by organizing training camps and official competitions, as well as to create a strong friendship and good cooperation between the member federations, thus providing a good foundation for the establishment of peace in the Balkan Region. Therefore, the BVA organizes every summer Balkan Volleyball Championships for Junior and Youth, Men and Women, as well as Beach Volleyball Championships for Senior, Junior and Youth, Men and Women. The competitions are rotated between all Balkan countries. From 2008 a new competition for clubs, the BVA Cup, was added to the BVA Calendar.
The first BVA headquarters were located in Athens (Greece) and, since 2004, in Thessaloniki.
As of January 2010 the secretariat of the BVA moved to Turkey.