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September 2022

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After the summer break, we are back with a new edition of the expat newsletter! In this month's letter, you can find out how to stay safe in traffic, how to get a €1000 subsidy to learn Dutch, and learn why the Netherlands is the sixth most competitive economy in the world. Plus find out about the exciting events in the region, including the Weekend of Voorschoten, EUTalentOn, Seeing Stars Leiden and much more!

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Best Wishes,
Expat Centre Leiden Team

Meet & Mingle at the Museum Voorschoten! 

Join us on the 6th of October. Our Meet&Mingles are a great opportunity to meet new people in the Leiden region in a cosy and casual setting. The event is free and (some) drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Welcome Event 27th September

Learn about the Leiden region  during our online Welcome event! Gather interesting tips on adjusting to life in the Netherlands, informative events organised by ECL and an introduction to the city and all the fun things to do in Leiden. 

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New International Schools in Leiden 

Two new international primary schools have opened in Leiden for the 2022 school year. Read more about the new schools and their philosophies here. 

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Beware of phishing phone calls

Recently people in the Netherlands have been receiving phishing phone calls, in which cyber-criminals ask for personal information such as your BSN number or money. 

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Staying safe in traffic

By Municipality Leiderdorp - Read about how to stay safe in traffic at the beginning of the school year, a time when the risk of getting in an accident is higher than usual.
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Do you want to learn Dutch? Find out how! 

By The Square Mile - Are you interested in following a personal Dutch course? Find out how to receive €1000 STAP subsidy from the Dutch Government.
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Get free legal advice on 9th of September

By RWV Advocaten - If you are thinking of getting divorced, make use of the legal advice by RWV Advocaten. Learn about the different possible routes to navigate your divorce.
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The Netherlands:  sixth most competitive economy in the world.

By IamExpat - The Dutch economy is high in the rankings, but has slipped down 2 places since last year. Find out why in this article.
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Find out how Networking in the Netherlands works

By Small Business Connection - Are you looking to build new connections in the Netherlands? Learn interesting tips on how networking in the Netherlands works.
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A Guide to Rental Insurance

By Your Financials - In this article, you can find out about the possibility of Rental Insurance for tenants. With Rental Insurance, financial security can be created even if a rent paying party dies unexpectedly.
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Work Mode On! 

By Rooted in Calm - Summer is quickly coming to an end with days starting to get colder and shorter. Rooted in Calm has put together tips that make the transition from summer mode to work mode as smooth as possible.

Expat Mortgages Consultations 

8th September - 8th November 

Are you thinking about buying property in the Netherlands? Then join the bi-weekly consultation by Expat Mortgages.  Fred van Maanen will answer your mortgage related questions.

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Weekend of Voorschoten 

10th & 11th September

Join the 22nd edition of the Weekend of Voorschoten! Enjoy the cultural market in the city centre with volunteering organisations,  sports clubs and more!

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EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) 

13th -18th September

The 33rd edition of the EU Contest for Young Scientists will be held in Leiden. The city will be filled with young international talent between 14 - 20 years old participating in activities open to to participants and the general public. 

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EU Talent On 

14th - 18th September

The EU TalentOn challenges young bright minds to think about five EU Missions. The team with the best solutions will win the EU Talent On.

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Make your CV stand out 

24th September

Join this workshop to substantially increase your chances of getting invited for a job interview. Learn the do’s and don’ts of job application in the Netherlands and tips and tricks to make your CV stand out.

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Seeing Stars Leiden

25th September 

Lights out, stars on! In the area of the Leiden Old Observatory, all lights will be turned off for one hour. This special experiment will allow for more stars to be seen in the sky.

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IamExpat Fair

1st October 

The IamExpat fair will bring together local businesses, service providers and expats from all over the world. The fair covers everything from career, housing and education to family, health and leisure.

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Looking for more?

Keep an eye on our events and activities agenda! We frequently provide tips and recommendations for things to do around the Leiden region. 

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