|Host nation West Germany|
Champions Yugoslavia (3rd title)
|Dates 16–24 July 1983|
|Teams 12 (from 1 federations)|
The 1983 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship (known at that time as 1983 European Championship for Cadets) was the 7th edition of the FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. The cities of Tübingen and Ludwigsburg, in West Germany, hosted the tournament. Yugoslavia won the trophy for the third time and tied with the Soviet Union as the most winning countries in the tournament.
The twelve teams were allocated in two groups of six teams each.