Leiden and The Hague will be the European cities of science in 2022
The EuroScience Open Forum 2022 will be hosted in Leiden/The Hague, Netherlands. Leiden University, the Municipality of Leiden, Leiden Marketing and The Hague Convention Bureau have successfully joined forces for the organisation of ESOF in Leiden.
Science, the inexhaustible source of discoveries
ESOF 2022 will have two champions from Leiden University: Prof. Dr Corinne Hofman and Prof. Dr Ferry Breedveld. Both are very proud that Leiden will host the tenth edition of ESOF. “The fact that we have been awarded this conference re-emphasises our scientific position as a city of knowledge once again. Europe’s biggest multidisciplinary science conference will bring a delegation of over 4,500 scientists and technology leaders to Leiden in 2022. The theme of ‘Science, the inexhaustible source of discoveries’ will seamlessly connect to the city’s motto which is ‘Leiden, City of Discoveries’”.
Mayor Henri Lenferink adds, “I am very proud of this collaboration. It illustrates once again the enormous ambition of this city and its university to profile Leiden as international city of knowledge. The fact that the ESOF Supervisory Board has opted for Leiden in 2022 is proof that this is being recognised elsewhere.”
Director Martijn Bulthuis 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 2020, as experience has shown in other cities”, he says very proudly.
Yvonne Kret, who is the manager of Leiden Convention Bureau, confirms that the introduction of ESOF Leiden as conference city will give a huge impulse and refers to it as “An excellent opportunity for our Leiden Convention Bureau”.