Leiden European City of Science in 2022

Leiden, 11 July 2017 – The ESOF Supervisory Board of EuroScience has awarded the organisation of the EuroScience Open Forum to the two cities of Trieste and Leiden. On 29 June both cities presented their proposal in Strasbourg. ESOF 2020 is going to be organised by the Italian city of Trieste and Leiden has been given the honour of organising the prestigious conference in 2022. Leiden University, the Municipality of Leiden, Leiden Marketing and The Hague Convention Bureau have successfully joined forces for the organisation in Leiden.
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Leiden in the running for prestigious science conference

For weeks, the municipality and Leiden University have worked hard in close collaboration on the bid book for EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), in which Leiden presents itself as the definitive host for the largest conference ever held in Leiden. The ESOF conference represents the biggest multidisciplinary science gathering in Europe. In close collaboration with The Hague, city of peace and justice, Leiden competes with the Italian city of Trieste. On Thursday 29 June, a Leiden delegation - led by Mayor Lenferink - will travel to Strasbourg to clarify the bid book and win this prestigious science conference for Leiden.
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