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Leiden will be the European City of Science 2022. Leiden2022 presents a 365-day public programme brimming with science, knowledge, art and skills, for anyone with a curious mind.

With a wide range of activities, presentations, exhibitions and conferences, we highlight the major issues of today's society and place Dutch science on a European stage. At the same time, together with and for residents of the Leiden and surrounding regions, we design a surprising programme in which a different accessible topic is central every day.

The 'European City of Science 2022' label is awarded by EuroScience in Strasbourg to the city hosting EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF); the largest interdisciplinary science conference in Europe, of which the 10th edition will be in Leiden next year. Moreover, in September 2022, the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) for young researchers aged 14 to 24 from over thirty European countries will also take place in Leiden.