The UEFA Regions' Cup brings together the best amateur selections in Europe, with 37 UEFA national associations involved in the 2012/13 competition.
This round comprised two four-team mini-tournaments, with the two group winners and the best runner-up across the two sections going to the intermediary round.
The 29 sides who entered at this stage included representatives of all the associations that have competed in every edition of the UEFA Regions' Cup. With the addition of three teams from the preliminary round, these sides were divided into eight groups of four, with the winners of each mini-tournament earning a place in the finals.
Veneto, one of the eight teams to qualify, host the final tournament in June 2013.