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.

“The fact that we have been awarded this convention re-emphasises our scientific position as a city of knowledge once again. Europe’s biggest multidisciplinary science convention will bring a delegation of over 4,500 scientists and leaders in technology to Leiden in 2022. The theme of ‘Science, the inexhaustible source of discoveries’ fits in seamlessly with the city’s motto: ‘Leiden, City of Discoveries’”.

Martijn Bulthuis - Director of Leiden Marketing - emphasises that he is convinced the conference will make a huge contribution to Leiden’s positioning. “In addition to its reputation as an international city of knowledge, we can expect a huge economic spin-off in 2022, as experience has shown in other cities”, Bulthuis concludes. Yvonne Kret, the manager of Leiden Convention Bureau, confirms that the introduction of ESOF gives Leiden as a conference city a huge boost and refers to it as “An excellent opportunity for our Leiden Convention Bureau”.

Visit to Toulouse ESOF 2018
In July 2018 a delegation from Leiden visited ESOF2018 in Toulouse, which held the title that year. A report of the very informative trip is available at the website of Leiden Science City (click here - in Dutch only).

Trieste ESOF 2020
Ahead of the Leiden edition of ESOF in 2022 Trieste hold the 2020 edition. Take a look at a report of our visit to the Italian colleagues from Trieste (click here).

Update: dates ESOF 2022 announced!
Together with Leiden University a (preliminary) 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.