Hosting the world in 2022

It has not gone unnoticed that Leiden has been awarded the title European City of Science for the year 2022. A prestigious title which also grants the right to host ESOF 2022, the tenth edition of the biggest biennial multidisciplinary science convention of Europe. On this website all information will be provided regarding the preparations and run-up to 2022. A year in which Leiden will be the stage for European knowledge and science, giving great momentum to the whole of the Netherlands. Stay tuned!

Successful kick-off Meeting European City of Science 2022

With a little over 150 weeks on the clock, on the 11th of march 2019 the core team of Leiden European City of Science organized the first meeting for direct stakeholders. The well attended event at Museum Volkenkunde can be seen as the successful kick-off for Leiden 2022.

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Dates ESOF2022 announced

Together with Leiden University a (preliminairy) period has been set for the EuroScience Open Forum 2022, which will be held in the historical city centre of Leiden. The event dates - from the 11th till the 15th of July - have been selected taking in consideration the availability of the faculties of Leiden University.

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Successful bid process

On the 29th of June both Leiden and the Italian city Trieste presented their bids to organise the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF). The ESOF Supervisory Board considered both bids to be very impressive and strong. Therefore, the exceptional decision was made to award both candidates the title of ‘European City of Science’.

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Leiden International Science City

Many cities claim to be cities of science. Leiden truly is it. The concentration of talent and scientific knowledge makes for a city in which international talent and expertise have been bringing about innovations for many centuries.

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EuroScience Open Forum 2022

EuroScience Open Forum 2022 In 2022 Leiden will host the EuroScience Open Forum, the biggest multidisciplinary scientific convention of Europe. The Leiden candidacy is supported by two local champions of Leiden University, Prof. Dr Corinne Hofman and Prof. Dr Ferry Breedveld. Both are very proud of the result.

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