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!!Leiden European City of Science 2022

Every two years, [EuroScience|https://www.euroscience.org] in Strasbourg awards the title of __European City of Science__ to a new European city. The title is awarded as part of Europe's largest biennial multidisciplinary science conference: the [EuroScience Open Forum|https://www.esof.eu] (ESOF). In 2022, the 10th edition of ESOF will be hosted in Leiden. In September 2022, the [EU Contest for Young Scientists|https://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation/funding/funding-opportunities/eucys_en] (EUCYS), which involves young researchers from more than thirty European countries, will also take place in Leiden.
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In 2022, Leiden will be the Dutch stage of the European scientific world. The major issues of our time will be discussed during countless conferences and special meetings. Simultaneously, with and for residents of the city and region, we will design an exciting program in which every day is centred around a different, intriguing topic. The ultimate goal of __Leiden European City of Science__ is to connect science and society.

!Visit the website of the festival: [https://leiden2022.nl/en]\\Download the [press release|Press release opening Leiden2022 - 22 January 2022 .pdf].

!!Academia Europaea congratulates the City of Leiden - the “European City of Science 2022”.