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Leiden will be European City of Science in 2022. In 2017 Leiden won the title, which is awarded to a different European city every two years by EuroScience. In previous editions, the activities were limited to the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF congress), accompanied by a public programme. Leiden European City of Science 2022 (Leiden2022) will have a different set-up. Leiden will be the very first European city to present a year-round programme, of which the ESOF congress will be part. Together with numerous partners, Leiden2022 is developing a challenging programme that connects science and society and in which everyone can participate. Leiden European City of Science 2022 puts science, knowledge, arts and skills in the spotlight through local action, on a national stage with international appeal.

The founding partners at the heart of this science year are the City of Leiden, LUMC, Leiden University, and Leiden University of Applied Sciences. 

Intendant Lucien Geelhoed has outlined what Leiden2022 will look like in a series of Playbooks and livestreams. Playbook I: narrative & framework; and Playbook II: programme & playground are now available for downloading. Or you can download the PDF of the bubble file here 

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