I don't know, maybe they should keep the 24-team format for the women eurovolley and continue the male one with 16 teams? The girls' edition was an absolute success, here... the matches are boring as hell, even if teams like Romania ot Macedonia manage to win a set it's mostly because the favorite team loses concentration and starts slacking off (for example today's ITA - ROU match. The sets were : 25-14 ; 25-15 ; 23-25 ' 25-14. I think that says it all about the level of that match.) The only surprising result was Montenegro winning against Estonia, whereas in the Women EuroVolley we had already some surprises in day 4.
It's also clear that nobody cares to watch these matches at all Look at the SVK - SRB match that takes place right now in Antwerp. One of the world's best team is playing, and Slovakia is no pushover either, yet there are like 100 people watching the game. It may be attributed to bad choice of hosts, but then again, Belgium, France and the Netherlands have quite big traditions in this sport, so I don't even want to think what would happen if a non-volley country would host this.
Sorry for yet another rant, it's just I waited so much for these championship and actually was excited to have 24 teams participate, but so far it is just one disappointment followed by another.